“Un-Rolling” Our Way to Memorial Day….

It’s almost Memorial Day Weekend and we can’t wait to get out in the sun and enjoy the “official” beginning of summer! Although Memorial Day usually entails a lot of grilling (hamburgers, hot dogs, ribs, etc), these items can get repetitive and for a lot of New Yorkers, Memorial Day often means being stuck in the city without access to a key part of the MDW meal creation: the grill! So we decided to change it up this year and kick off summer in a different way: with our un-stuffed egg roll!

It’s all of the ingredients that you love in an egg roll, without the roll! Not only is it a much healthier option (we see you working on that summer bod), it’s something that you can prepare in any apartment in under 30 minutes, giving you more time to enjoy that beautiful summer weather. Check out this simple and delicious recipe below and join us in celebrating MDW differently this year!

Un-stuffed Egg Roll 

Recipe serves 4

You’ll Need:

6 shiitake mushrooms, sliced

1 cup shredded napa or green cabbage

1 cup shredded carrots

1 large zucchini (cut into 1 inch thick sticks)

1 lb ground turkey

2 cloves garlic, chopped

1/2 teaspoon grated ginger

3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce

1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

3 bulbs of scallions, chopped

1/2 cup hoisin sauce

olive oil

black pepper

First whisk garlic, ginger, sesame oil, soy sauce and hoisin sauce in a small bowl and set aside. Next you’ll add olive oil to a large skillet and heat on medium-high. Once hot, add in the mushrooms and cook for about 5 minutes. Then you’ll in the ground turkey and black pepper (to your taste) and cook until browned and cooked through.

Once the turkey is cooked through, stir in your carrots, zucchini, cabbage and 1/2 of the chopped scallions. Stir fry for about 2 minutes. Next drizzle your soy sauce/garlic/ginger mixture into the skillet and continue to stir fry for another 3-4 minutes or until all of your vegetables are crisp-tender. Once crisp-tender, plate and serve! If desired, sprinkle your leftover chopped scallions on top for an eye-catching presentation!

Pro tip: Spice up this “un-stuffed egg roll” with some delicious homemade hot mustard. All you need is ground mustard and water! Add 1/4 of the dry ground mustard to a bowl and 1/4 cup of water to a bowl and whisk. If you want it to be a little thicker, add more mustard and if you want it to be more watery, add more water. Drizzle on top of your dish or serve on the side for dipping! Either way you’ll be making this recipe again and again.


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