How To Make Harumaki (Japanese Spring Rolls)
Munch on this Harumaki (Japanese Spring Rolls) recipe. Crispy wrapper with a savory meat filling and deep fried until golden brown. A great start for any meal.
- Gather all the ingredients.
- Rehydrate dried shiitake mushrooms in ¼ cup water for about 15 minutes. Take out the mushrooms and set aside. Reserve the liquid.
- In a mixing bowl mix soy sauce, sake, and potato starch to make the marinade. Cut the shrimp and chicken tenders into small pieces and add it to the marinade. Mix in the ground pork.
- Cook the vermicelli in boiling water for 2 to 3 minutes. Drain and cut into 1-inch noodles.
- Wash the bean sprouts and drain well. Set aside. Cut the bamboo, ginger, dried mushrooms, Tokyo negi, Chinese chives, and carrots into 2-inch strips.
- In a pan heat sesame oil and saute ginger over medium high heat until fragrant. Then add the marinated shrimp and ground pork mixture and stir fry until cooked through.
- Add the bamboo shoots and carrots to the pan and saute until slightly tender and coated with oil. Add the bean sprouts, chives, Tokyo negi, and mushrooms, and stir fry. Then add the vermicelli.
- Season with the reserved liquid from soaking the mushrooms, kosher salt, pepper, and soy sauce.
- In a small mixing bowl combine potato starch and water. Then stir it into the shrimp and veggie mixture in the pan. Then transfer the mixture to a baking sheet to let it cool and make the excess moisture evaporate.
- Slowly peel and separate each harumaki wrapper and keep them under a damp kitchen towel to keep them from drying up. Then mix 2 tablespoons of flour and water in a small bowl for sealing the rolls.
- To make the rolls, grab a single wrapper and lay it flat in a diamond shape. Then using a spoon or ice cream scooper transfer a small amount of filling below the center of the wrapper.
- Grab the bottom corner and roll the wrapper once to cover the filling. Fold the right and left corners of the wrapper in. They should overlap each other a little bit. Then roll up to the remaining corner.
- Using a finger dip it into the flour and water paste and dab it on the top corner of the wrapper. Then roll and press firmly to seal. Continue with remaining wrappers.
- Start deep frying immediately so the rolls don't get soggy. Fill a pot or wok with oil and heat to 338 degrees F. Deep fry the rolls for 5 minutes or until crispy and golden brown. Then drain the excess oil on a wire rack or paper towel lined plate.
- Mix soy sauce, rice vinegar, and Japanese karashi mustard to make a dipping sauce as preferred. Serve with harumaki.
- If baking is preferred, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- For a convection oven, reduce temperature by 25 degrees F.
- Arrange the harumaki in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Brush the tops of the rolls with vegetable oil then bake them for 10 to 12 minutes.
- Rotate after 6 minutes, until golden brown and crispy.
- Sugar: 1g
- Calcium: 12mg
- Calories: 95kcal
- Carbohydrates: 10g
- Cholesterol: 12mg
- Fat: 4g
- Fiber: 1g
- Iron: 1mg
- Monounsaturated Fat: 2g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
- Potassium: 156mg
- Protein: 5g
- Saturated Fat: 1g
- Sodium: 529mg
- Trans Fat: 1g
- Vitamin A: 1564IU
- Vitamin C: 2mg
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