Crispy Savanna Rolls Recipe from Jiko, Animal Kingdome Lodge
1 tablespoon olive oil
1⁄4 cup diced yellow onion
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 cups fresh corn
2 cups firmly packed mixed baby lettuce
1⁄2 teaspoon coarse salt
1⁄4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1⁄2 cup soft goat cheese
4 (8-inch-square) frozen spring roll pastry wrappers made with wheat flour, thawed
1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
Vegetable oil, for frying
1⁄2 cup safflower oil
1⁄4 cup rice vinegar
2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons sambal olek (Asian chili paste)
2 teaspoons honey
1 clove garlic, minced
1⁄4 teaspoon curry powder
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh dill
Yield: 8 servings
Heat oil in a sauté pan over medium-high heat and add onions. Cook for 3 minutes, until softened, then add garlic; sauté 2 to 3 minutes. Add corn and sauté for 4 to 5 minutes, until corn is tender.
Add lettuce and cook for 3 minutes, until wilted. Add salt and pepper. Set aside to cool for 5 minutes. Add goat cheese and stir until well combined.
Cut wrappers in half diagonally, forming two triangles. With the long side of one triangle nearest you, put 2 tablespoons filling along middle of long edge of triangle and shape filling into a thin log. Fold left and right corners of wrapper over filling, overlapping slightly. Dab top corner with egg yolk, then roll up wrapper away from you into a long thin roll, making sure ends and filling stay tucked inside. Place on a tray, seam side down. Repeat with remaining wrappers and filling, keeping tray of rolls loosely covered until ready to fry.
Heat 11⁄2 inches of oil in a heavy-bottom stockpot over medium-high heat until it reaches 365 degrees. Working in batches, fry rolls for 4 to 5 minutes, until golden brown and crisp.
Place oil, vinegar, lemon juice, sambal olek, honey, garlic and curry powder in a blender. Process until smooth. Add dill, and stir to combine. Serve vinaigrette with Crispy Savanna Rolls.