Wednesday, February 17, 2010

DELICIOUS DUMPLING WITH HOT DIPPING SAUCE


I want to say I am so sorry that I missed the day 14th to wish all my friends who are celebrating Chinese New Year. Any way A Very Happy Chinese New Year to you all. May God bless you and all your loved one’s health , wealth, love and happiness. Few days back I prepared Chinese dumpling for my weekend evening party and everyone enjoyed it a lot and a friend of mine told though dumpling is all time favorite Chinese food but it is one of the traditional festive food served during the time of New year. I think it’s easy to make, healthy and if you doubled the ingredients you can serve to masses. It’s a fun making dumplings with all its twist and turns and the best part is you can cook dumplings immediately or cover it in a plastic wrap and refrigerate for several hours. So today I want to share with you my type of Chinese dumpling recipe.
INGREDIENTS:

Shrimp peeled and cleansed   ½ cup
Crab meat  uncooked         ½  cup
Finely chopped cabbage      3 cups
Finely chopped carrots      ½ cup
Soya sauce                  2 teaspoon
Scallions                   ¼ cup finely minced
Onion                       1 finely chopped
Green chilly                1 finely chopped (optional)
Sesame oil                  1 teaspoon
Salt and white pepper       according to taste
Dumpling wrappers or
wanton wrappers             30 to 32
* Some warm water in a bowl to seal the dumplings
For Dipping  Sauce
Soya sauce         2 table spoon
Crushed garlic     2 cloves
Chinese rice vinegar
 (dry sherry)   1 tablespoon
Sesame oil      2 teaspoon
Chilly sauce    ½ teaspoon (optional)
Chilly flakes   ¼ tea spoon
Sugar          1 or ½ tea spoon (according to choice)

PROCEDURE:
First take finely chopped cabbage in a large bowl and sprinkle with salt. Let cabbage sit for 10 to 12minutes. Then take shrimp, crab meat minced them then mix them with soya sauce, scallions, onions, ginger, green chilly, carrots, sesame oil, salt and pepper. Mix well. Now strain the excess moisture of the cabbage and place the dry cabbage back into the shrimp mixture. Fold the cabbage into the shrimp mixture. Now take one dumpling wrapper, spoon the mixture onto the middle of wrapper. Dip one finger into warm water on the wrapper ends to moisten, and fold the wrapper in half, pinching it together to enclose the filling. Repeat the same process with the remaining dumplings. Steam the dumpling for 10 to 15 minutes, I use steam cooker for this .Serve hot with the dipping sauce for which you only have to mix all the ingredients listed under sauce. Your delicious dumplings are ready to have as snacks or breakfast or anytime as you wish.

BE HAPPY AND STAY HEALTHY.

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6 comments:

Catherine said...

This look scrumptious! I have bookmarked this recipe and will be sure to try it soon!

5 Star Foodie said...

I love your hot dipping sauce, sounds excellent!

Heavenly Housewife said...

Those dumplings look beautiful. I love crab.
*kisses* HH

Fresh Local and Best said...

I adore dumplings. This looks like a perfect recipe for this weekend.

Claudia said...

Gorgeous, scrumptious dumplings - one of my favorite foods. A perfect project for tomorrow!

Gulmohar said...

Beautiful...Lovely click . Love savory dumplings..Great week end !