This cheesy seafood lumpia is made by frying a egg coated lumpia filled with a mixture made with shrimp, crabstick, spring onions, cheese and pepper with spring roll and pepper. If you’re both a fan of seafood and lumpia, then this dish is definitely the one for you. Dive into the flavors of the sea with this cheesy seafood lumpia recipe! You’ll be surprised on having a lumpia with overflowing cheese and seafood flavors. One of the best baon you can ever make. Prepare your favorite dipping sauce as we will make some cheesy seafood lumpia today. Yum!
What are Seafoods
Seafoods is a specific group of edible aquatic animals which can be used in different types of dishes. Although all of them are swimming in the sea, they still have differences, and you can sort them into groups.
- Fish – scaled aquatic animals which has fins and tails; the most popular seafood; some of the most popular fishes in the Philippines are tilapia, pompano, tanigue and tuna.
- Mollusks – soft bodies aquatic animals with shells; some of the most popular crustaceans include clams, mussels, scallops and oysters, including octopus and squid
- Crustaceans – they are shelled aquatic animals which are usually large; some of he most popular mollusks are lobsters and crabs
Cheesy Seafood Lumpia Recipe
When we say seafood, it is usually the fishes which are used in the dish. How about the other types of seafood? We only see the other types of seafood when the dish calls for a seafood platter.
I am a seafood lover and am really inlove with crabs. It’s super sad knowing that with all the effort of eating a crab, they can really only provide very small portion of the meat, since its almost purely shells.
I knew about the crab sticks way way back when we started preparing shabu-shabu at home. I love the hassle free crab meat with the crab sticks. If you haven’t heard about the crab sticks, these are orange to red short and thick sticks made to imitate crab meat. Although they are really made with the surimi fish or white fish, the taste really almost similar to the crab meat! Tho of course it’s very peculiar to be biting on a crab meat if you know how to eat of a legit crab!
Going back, we had some leftover crab sticks for the family shabu shabu. Instead of eating them plain again, why not make them into lumpia so it would be much much interesting? Almost all leftovers are instantly made into a brand new dish by making it into a lumpia.
Since the crabsticks are a bit bland, lets go todo na to with our seafood lumpia and add some shrimps in it. And of course, cheese!
Find true love with this cheesy seafood lumpia! If you wanna try making some at home, read and follow the simple recipe below. Happy cooking!
How to Make Cheesy Seafood Lumpia
Cheesy seafood lumpia is just like other lumpia, but of course, made a gourmet dish using your favorite seafoods. If you had made any type of lumpia in the past, then this dish will be super easy for you.
The most important part of the lumpia is the filling. For this seafood lumpia, choose seafoods which can be easily prepared and will go best in combination. To help you think, using shrimps and crab sticks is one of the best options since they are readily available and can be prepared with just simple steps.
Prepare the filling and prepare them one by one. Of course, the shrimp is shelled and deveined. You have the option to cut the crab sticks into thin strips or into small pieces. In this recipe, I cut them into thin strips so you’ll really feel them with every bite. Chopped spring onions can give freshness and slight crunch to the lumpia. If you have other ingredient you like to add, feel free to do so but remember not to overpower the shrimp and crab sticks.
Let’s make the actual lumpia by arranging the filling into the wrapper. Do not forget to add the strip of cheese. Go gently with the wrapping and rolling to make sure the lumpia are secured.
Deep fry the cheesy seafood lumpia until golden brown and crispy. I usually eat this as a snack but I also love them paired with some hot steaming rice. Yum!
Cheesy Seafood LumpiaCourse: Appetizer, Seafood
300 grams shrimp
250 grams crab sticks
1 bunch spring onions
165 grams quickmelt cheese
½ teaspoon of ground pepper
Spring roll wrapper
1 egg (beaten)
- Wash and prepare the shrimps. Remove the head and shells and the devein using a fork or bamboo toothpick.
- Cut the shrimp into small bits. Prepare the crab sticks and cut them into thin strips. Chop the spring onions into small pieces. Cut the quickmelt cheese into thin strips.
- Combine the shrimp, crab sticks and spring onions into a large mixing bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well.
- Lay a piece of spring roll wrapper into a plate. Arrange the seafood filling at the center of the wrapper and then add a strip of cheese. Wrap and roll the wrapper carefully. Fold the sides to secure the filling. Seal the ends by brushing with some beaten eggs.
- Heat a lot of oil in a pan around 150 C. Deep fry the seafood lumpia by batches. Flip to cook the other side. Cook until both sides are crispy and golden brown. Transfer them to a strainer or paper towel to drain excess oil.
- Transfer the cheesy seafood lumpia to a serving plate. Serve this with your favorite dipping sauce. Make papak or have these with some hot steaming rice. Yum!