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Salt & Pepper Mini Spring Roll

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Chinese, Takeaway
Keyword salt & chilli, salt & pepper, spring roll
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 1 Portion

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsps sea salt
  • 1 star anise
  • 2 tbsps sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsps msg
  • 1 tbsp 5-spice
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp white pepper
  • 9 mini spring rolls (i use Tsingtao brand)
  • 1 spring onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1/2 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp Shaoxing rice wine

Instructions

  1. Toast the sea salt with the star anise in a hot wok over medium heat until the salt changes colour, around 10 mins. Set aside to cool completely.

  2. To the toasted salt, add the sugar, msg, 5-spice, ginger powder, chilli powder, & white pepper. Mix well & transfer to a shaker.

  3. Deep fry the mini spring rolls until golden, around 5 mins. Drain off any excess oil & set aside.

  4. Heat a dry wok over a medium heat. Add the chopped spring onion, chilli flakes & garlic paste. Stir - fry for 30 seconds or until fragrant.

  5. Add the cooked spring rolls & mix well. Season generously with the salt & pepper mix and stir - fry for 1 minute or until well coated. Finish with rice wine, mix once more & serve.