How to Make Canned Sardines Lumpiang Shanghai

Updated on July 4, 2020
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Canned sardines lumpiang Shanghai
Canned sardines lumpiang Shanghai | Source

Lumpiang Shanghai is one of the most popular Filipino pulutan, or finger foods. The snack typically consists of a meat and vegetable filling inside a spring roll wrapper. This famous hot appetizer is often served with beer or other alcoholic beverages.

In this recipe, I will show you a version of lumpiang Shanghai that is made with canned sardines. This is a cheaper way to enjoy this delicious snack.

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Ingredients for lumpiang Shanghaicanned sardines lumpiang shanghai recipe
Ingredients for lumpiang Shanghai
Ingredients for lumpiang Shanghai | Source
canned sardines lumpiang shanghai recipe
canned sardines lumpiang shanghai recipe | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 25 min
Ready in: 35 min
Yields: Serves 3 to 4 people

Ingredients

  • 2 cans sardines, drained
  • 1 cup malunggay or moringa leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 cup carrots, minced
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 inch ginger, grated
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • lumpia or spring roll wrapper
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • cooking oil, for sauteing and frying

Utensils

For Preparation:

  • 2 medium bowls
  • 1 large plate
  • 1 small plate
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • chopping board
  • knife
  • fork
  • spoon

For Cooking:

  • fry pan
  • tongs
  • strainer or cake rack
  • bowl

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a pan. Saute the onion and garlic.
  2. Add in carrots and malunggay leaves. Mix in mashed sardines and cornstarch. Continue cooking.
  3. Once cooked, remove the pan from the heat and transfer the mixture to a bowl. Allow it to cool.
  4. Beat 1 egg and add it into the sardine mixture. Mix. Set aside.
  5. Lay lumpia wrapper on a plate. Scoop 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons of the sardine filling.
  6. Line the mixture above the bottom of the wrapper, leaving at least 1 to 1 1/2 inches of space on each side.
  7. Fold the lumpia wrapper from the bottom to the center. Then fold the wrapper from both the left and right sides to the center. From there, start rolling it.
  8. Seal the top part of the wrapper with water.
  9. Repeat steps 6 to 8 with the remaining ingredients.
  10. Once done, set up the frying pan. Heat enough oil to deep-fry the lumpia.
  11. Fry each piece until golden brown. Drain excess oil.
  12. Serve with your favorite dip.

Recipe Video: Canned Sardines Lumpiang Shanghai

Tips and Techniques

  • Serve with your favorite sauce.
  • The type of canned sardines doesn't matter. You can use sardines in oil, sardines in tomato sauce, or spicy sardines.
  • Add other vegetables if you want.
  • Cook the filling first to get the best result.
  • Replace cornstarch with similar products such as all-purpose flour, rice flour, etc.

Lumpiang Shanghai with canned sardines
Lumpiang Shanghai with canned sardines | Source

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    • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

      Travel Chef 

      8 days ago from Manila

      Hello Bambe,

      It's really delicious. I hope you try this recipe.

    • Bambe profile image

      Bambe 

      8 days ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Wow! This is interesting. Thanks, Dredcuan for sharing this. This is my favorite finger food.

    • Miebakagh57 profile image

      Miebakagh Fiberesima 

      6 weeks ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

      Dredcaun, you're welcomed. I'll do.

    • lizmalay profile image

      Liza 

      6 weeks ago from USA

      I love sardines. I have made something similar called sardine rolls. However, your recipe is sounds delicious too! Thanks for sharing.

    • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

      Travel Chef 

      6 weeks ago from Manila

      Hello Linda,

      You are welcome! I hope you try our canned sardines lumpiang shanghai recipe.

    • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

      Travel Chef 

      6 weeks ago from Manila

      Hi Miebakagh,

      I love the recipe too. Not only its delicious but also budget friendly. Maybe you could try it.

    • AliciaC profile image

      Linda Crampton 

      6 weeks ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This sounds like a tasty way to eat sardines. Thanks for sharing another interesting recipe.

    • Miebakagh57 profile image

      Miebakagh Fiberesima 

      7 weeks ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

      Dredcaun, I like the diet since it is made with sardine, my favorite fish. Considering all the ingredients that goes into it, it is a nourishing food. Thanks.

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