Monday, December 22, 2014

Bacon-Wrapped Appetizers for Your Next Party {Asian-Inspired}

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and it's advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias #TaiPeiGoodFortune

Although the year is almost over, we still have one last celebration before the big ball drops. I'm talking about New Year's Eve y'all! I'm not going to let that food coma I'll be recovering from after Christmas sway me from whipping up something creative for the last night of the year. I want to serve something unexpected, unique, easy-to-cook and absolutely delicious to a small crowd of family and friends on New Year's Eve this year and I've done a couple trial runs on appetizers. My kids LOVE Asian food, so I decided to stick with an Asian-theme and create restaurant-inspired goodies for us all. My favorite are these Tai Pei Egg Rolls and Spring Rolls - wrapped in bacon and skewered of course!

Before we go any further, I must give a massive shout-out to these Tai Pei products. If you like Egg Rolls and/or Spring Rolls - you must try these! I've had my fair {probably more than fair...} share of frozen egg rolls and spring rolls and Tai Pei's are BY FAR my favorite. From the delicious crispy wrappers to the hearty pieces of meat and fresh-cut veggies - the flavor of these rolls will blow you away. {the included sauce is pretty awesome too!} Tai Pei combines authentic Asian-style cuisine, exciting flavor variety and a fun takeout-style experience ready to eat in just minutes. Just try them, at least once, and you'll see exactly what I am talking about!

Ok, ok - back to these Bacon-Wrapped goodies!

So easy to make, just wrap a single piece of bacon around the egg rolls or spring rolls and pop in the oven. The bacon-wrapped rolls cooked for the same amount of time as the un-bacon-wrapped rolls - 15 minutes and they were ready to be served!

I decided to skewer only  the Spring Rolls since the the Egg Rolls are a bit larger and I didn't want them falling off the skewer sticks. However, Tai Pei also makes Mini Egg Rolls which would be perfect for a little skewing action. {my absolute favorites are the Spicy Mini Chicken Egg Rolls - so tasty and perfectly spicy!}

I am going to serve these Bacon-Wrapped Tai Pei Rolls alongside Hoisin Meatballs {recipe}, Lettuce Wraps {recipe} and Tai Pei Chicken Potstickers. While I will spend a little more time preparing the meatballs and lettuce wraps - I like to think about all the time I am saving by not having to hand-make the egg/spring rolls and potstickers. Less time in the kitchen means more time celebrating with my family & friends!

I found the Tai Pei Egg Rolls and Spring Rolls at Walmart in the entree section of the freezer. Although the shelves are normally fully stocked, this past weekend they were out of several varieties - looks like these are a hot item this season!

Visit Tai Pei on 


Post a Comment

Your comments make me smile, thank you for writing them. :)