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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Chinese Dumplings

It is true that a large variety of Chinese recipes are available in cookbooks and online. Many of them are easy and fun to make. Chinese dumpling is a good example of this kind of recipes that is not only very delicious, but also kids-friendly. It is really rewarding and fun to involve the whole family including the kids in the cooking process.

Ingredients:

300 g --------------------------------------------- meat mince
4 -------------------------------------------------- green onions, chopped
2 -------------------------------------------------- garlic cloves, crushed
1/4 ----------------------------------------------- cup bamboo shoots/green onions, chopped
1/4 teaspoon ------------------------------------ white pepper
3/4 teaspoon ------------------------------------ seasme oil
30 ------------------------------------------------- fresh wonton wrappers
1 cm ---------------------------------------------- piece ginger, peeled, finely chopped
1/4 cup ------------------------------------------- soy sauce
1 1/2 tablespoon -------------------------------- white wine vinegar
3 teaspoons -------------------------------------- white sugar
1 tablespoon ------------------------------------- coriander leaves, chopped

Method:

Combine mince, onion, garlic, bamboo shoot, white pepper and oil in a bowl. Season with salt.

Place 1 teaspoon mixutre into centre of 1 wonton wrapper. Brush edges with water. Fold wonton over to make a triangl. Bring base corners of traingle together. Press firmly to join.

Line base of a large steamer basket with baking paper. Place dumplings, in a single layer, in basket. Pour water into wok until one-quarter full. Bring to the boil over high heat. Place steamer over wok, ensuring base doesn't touch water. Steam dumplings for 15 to 20 minutes or untill tender and cooked through.

Combine ginger, soy sauce, vinegar, sugar and coriander in a bowl. Stir until well combined. Serve with dumplings.