Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Dim Sum | Siu Mai 燒賣 Pork and Prawn Dumplings



I have made these many times for breakfast. Absolutely amazing. It tastes just as delicious as you serve in any Chinese Restaurant. If you love dim sum, then this is a heaven for you!

Now that you're here, let's get started.

Wrappers:
Wonton wrappers

Filling:
380g Tesco Fresh Pork Mince
150g Prawn Mince (approx. 12 king prawns)
~ unshelled, peeled and finely chopped
3 dried Chinese mushroom, soaked in hot water ~ 10 mins

Marinade:

2 tsp White pepper
2 tsp Sweet wine
2 tsp Sesame oil
2 tsp Chicken Granules
2 tsp Oyster sauce
2 tsp Corn flour
2 tsp Table salt

Garnish:
Dice carrot into tiny pieces
Peas

For the dipping sauce:

Serve with soy sauce, chili sauce, or chili oil

Method:
The best way to clean king prawns is to put some salt on it and rinse under running water, and peeled.

1. In a medium bowl, add king prawns mince, chinese mushroom and pork mince.
Combine with a 2 tsp white pepper, sweet wine, sesame oil, chicken granules,
oyster sauce, corn flour, salt and mix well.

2. Oil the bottom of a bamboo steamer and line 2 large bamboo steamer with parchment paper.

3. Place 3 tsp filling in the center of wrappers. Gather all the corner, press and wrap firmly.

4. Add a few pieces of carrot to each dumpling or green beans for garnish before steaming.

5. Pour enough water into the wok until the water line is 1 inch below the bottom of the steamer.
cover with a lid and place over a pan or wok of boiling water. Steam the dumplings for 12 minutes.

Served with your favorite sauce!

Enjoy and Happy Cooking!


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