A continuation of the lechon kawali/deep fried pork roast post which we enjoyed for our New Year’s Eve dinner which also happened to be my birthday dinner as well. I did not make any appetizers since we actually went out for lunch which served as my birthday eat-out celebration.
This is the lechon kawali which the Hubs handled wonderfully using a turkey deep fryer. Crispy skin and moist meat inside were just delish.
Egg Rolls or Lumpia was part of our dinner too. I guess this could have been an appetizer but I included it in the main menu. I used broccoli slaw by the way instead of cabbage coleslaw pack.
To balance the meat entrees (lechon and egg rolls), a vegetable side dish was a must. We always have a vegetable side in any of our meals, holidays or not. I made this vegetable stir-fry which you can make anytime.
- 3 garlic cloves, chopped finely
- 1 large zucchini, sliced
- broccoli florets
- mushrooms, sliced
- lemon-pepper seasoning
- salt and pepper
Toast the garlic in oil for about a minute, Don’t burn. Set them aside in a plate. On the same pan, add the broccoli. Cook for 3-5 minutes or so. Then add the asparagus and zucchini. Stir in 1/8 cup of water, cover and let the vegetable cook until tender but not too soft. You want them still crispy. Add the button mushroom last, then season with lemon-pepper, salt and pepper. Stir gently and cook for another 2 minutes. Transfer the stir-fried vegetable into a platter then sprinkle the toasted garlic on top.
The white rice and 2 sauces. On the white bowl is a combination of soy sauce, half of lemon juice, finely shopped scallions and a pinch of red pepper flakes. This was the sauce for the lechon kawali. On the black bowl is a sweet & sour sauce for the egg rolls.
Here’s my dinner plate of second helping. I forgot to take a picture of my first serving .
And since it was my birthday, we had ice cream cake for dessert. Hubs bought this cake and proudly told me that it’s a layer of whipped frosting which I LOVE, chocolate cake, vanilla ice cream and another layer of chocolate cake on the bottom. It was delicious of course.
The whole meal was delicious actually. We didn’t finish everything so leftovers for launch the next was also delish . For our Christmas dinner recap, check it out here.
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