California Avocado Lumpia
Ingredients24 sheets lumpia spring roll skins 3 lb. Spiced Chicken Filling (recipe follows) 6 Fresh California Avocados, peeled, seeded, very thinly sliced* As needed water Mango-Calamansi Sauce (recipe follows) Spiced Chicken Filling (Yield: 3 pounds) 3 lb. cooked chicken thighs, small dice (recipe follows) 9 Tbsp. unsweetened shredded coconut, toasted 3 oz. caramelized onion, minced 1 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika As needed Salt, to taste Spiced Grilled Chicken Thighs (Yield: 3 pounds) 1 1/2 cups Italian salad dressing 1 Tbsp. soy sauce 2 Tbsp. garlic, finely minced 2 tsp. smoked paprika 2 Tbsp. olive or canola oil 3 lb. boneless, skinless chicken thigh Mango-Calamansi Sauce 3 fresh mangos, peeled and seeded 1 bottle calamansi (Filipino citrus juice)
- Lay lumpia spring roll sheet flat, place 6-7 thin avocado slices across the sheet, overlapping edge to edge.
- Top with 2 ounces of Spiced Chicken Filling, spreading it edge to edge.
- Roll into a tight spiral. With damp fingertips, moisten the edge of the sheet to ensure a seal. The finished roll should resemble a long cigar.
- Fry lumpia at 350°F for 1-2 minutes, or until they start to brown slightly.
- Serve immediately with Mango-Calamansi Sauce.
Spiced Chicken Filling
- In a bowl, mix ingredients together.
Spiced Grilled Chicken Thighs
- Combine first five ingredients in a bowl, and add chicken thighs. Stir to coat, cover and marinate refrigerated for several hours or overnight.
- Oil a grill rack and cook/grill chicken over medium-hot fire, 3-4 inches from the heat.
- Cover and grill the chicken for 5-7 minutes per side (175°F internal temperature).
- Puree mangos and put in a squirt bottle. Put Calamansi sauce in a squirt bottle. Simultaneously, squirt both mango and Calamansi into ramekins to form a yin-yang/ half and half symbol.
*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.
As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados