If you’ve ever spent time on or near a military base, chances are you’ve eaten Filipino food. Its this beautiful blend of simplicity and complex flavors that led it to be one of my favorite cuisines. We would go to the little restaurant in a strip mall, just outside of base, and be absolutely stuffed full with all the food they would give us. The one thing we always made sure to get extra of was the lumpia. Lumpia is the Filipino version of an egg roll, but so much better. Simple aromatics lightly seasoned build the base of this dish, but after that, you are free to play with the flavors as you like!
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Naturally, I had to put a wild game twist on this though! I used ground elk meet for this dish and it turned out to be one of my favorite renditions of it! After I built the base, I wanted to up the flavor in this one so I added a teriyaki sauce and a ghost-pepper soy sauce. Both of which came from Tacticalories Seasoning Co. It added a slight heat and a great flavor to this that blew it out of the water. Additionally, you can add whatever flavors you like in it! Sriracha, chili paste, hoisin sauce, the possibilities are endless! Just make sure to write down the versions of it you like!
You can also wrap and freeze these for use later. Just thaw them and fry them in a pan! Great quick appetizer or snack!
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