Friday, October 7, 2011

Exploring Lumpia.....

I love these egg-roll like Filipino rolls!  Here are a few recipes that I've come across.

pork, shrimp, spring onion, oyster sauce, corn flour, sesame oil, spring roll wrappers, brown sugar
+ white wine, cider or rice vinegar, catsup, flour

pork, onions, carrots, green beans, cabbage, cloves, fish sauce or shoyu.

ground meat, onion, carrot, potato, bean sprout, green beans, egg roll wrappers

lumpia wrappers, ground pork, garlic, ginger, shoyu, egg

chicken, carrot, water chestnuts, chinese parsley, garlic, shoyu, wrappers

brown sugar, bananas, dark chocolate, lumpia wrappers

Exploring Tri-Tip Steaks...

dark beer, pomegranate molasses, garlic, red pepper

worcestershire, montreal seasoning, mustard, chili powder, beef stock

limes, olive oil, shoyu, tequila, garlic, cilantro.

Grilled Tri-Tip Steak with Molasses Chili Marinade

Serves 4.

1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup molasses
3 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp rice vinegar
5 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
1 tbsp peeled and chopped fresh ginger
1 tbsp chili powder
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 lbs tri-tip steaks

  1. In a large glass bowl or container, whisk together brown sugar, molasses, soy sauce, rice vinegar, garlic, ginger, chili powder and freshly ground black pepper until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Place tri-tip steaks in the marinade and turn until completely coated. Let marinate for about 1 hour, covered, turning the steak occasionally.
  3. Preheat grill to medium-high heat and brush with canola oil.
  4. Place the steaks on the grill (do not discard the marinade) and cook until desired degree of doneness is reached, about 5 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of the steaks. Remove steak from the grill and let rest for 10 to 15 minutes before slicing. 
  5. Transfer the marinade and any juices collected from the cooked steaks to a small saucepan. Bring to a low boil and let cook for about 10 minutes. Serve with the steak.

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