Thursday, December 3, 2009

Chinese Dumplings and Potstickers

Dumpling is my favourite Chinese snack, it is served in bamboo steamer with soy sauce ...what an appetising choice...I wanted to try it for a long time.. Finally decided to try with shrimp and won ton wrappers. U can find dumpling skin in grocery shop which is slightly thinner than the won ton wrappers. U can use either of them, its Ur choice...I found this wonderful recipe with pork from Use real butter. I kept that recipe as inspiration and altered it to my taste...

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Ingredients:

1/2 lb shrimp chopped to small pieces
1/4 cabbage finely chopped
1/2 cup mushrooms finely chopped
1/4 ginger root minced
3 stacks green onion minced
2tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp corn starch
2 tbsp sesame oil
1 tsp salt

Dipping sauce

2 parts soy sauce
1 part red wine
few drops sesame oil
chili garlic paste
minced ginger

Preparation:

If u like to make the dumpling skin from scratch, check out the wonderful presentation from Use real butter.

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Combine all the ingredients in the dipping sauce, adjust according to taste.

Mix all the ingredients in the filling thoroughly. Adjust salt.

Take a round won ton wrapper, place a tsp of filling in the center and fold the dough into half moon, pleating edges along one sides. check out detailed pictures from Use real butter.

Three ways:

To Boil: Bring a large pot of water to boil and add the dumplings. cook until they float. Don't over crowd the pot.

Pot stickers: Arrange the dumplings in 2-3 tbsp oil in a non-stick pan. Keep the heat on high and fry for few mts until the bottom gets golden color. Add 1/2 cup of water, cover and cook till water evaporates. Reduce heat, let the dumpling cook for few more mts. Remove and serve hot!!!

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I did Freeze couple of them food later use and it still tasted good...Just takes additional cooking time. U can prepare well ahead time and freeze it, surprise Ur guest with dumpling..

10 comments:

Sailaja Damodaran

wow!!!!! i love the step by step method.very tempting

Akal's Saappadu

wonderful dish Ashwini!! it's one of the favourite dishes of my son; he loves it so much!! nice post!!

AshKuku

Oh! I love these momo kinda dumplings..... I wanna try it too... ought to try urs... for sure....

Ash....
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Priya

Feel like having rite now few dumplings...lipsmacking!!

Sumi

lovely dumplings Ashwini.great appetizer with very simple ingredients

Prathibha

Esven I m planning to make this from such a long time...They look yummy...loved that freezing idea..

Soma Pradhan

thx for sharing this recipe..hv book marked

kitchen queen

Hi U have a nice blog. U can visit my blog and give ur comments.

Valarmathi

Looks yummy....:)

Parita

I have never had dumplings as yet but have heard a lot about them and def will try someday very soon, good to know that we can prepare them at home :-)

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