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.
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)
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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