Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Session #2: Appetizer - Dim Sum (Shrimp & Chicken Dumplings)

Ingredients : (we doubled the original recipe)
400 grams of ground chicken
400 grams of shrimp (roughly chopped)
5 water chestnuts (diced small) ~ should put more
6 dry shiitake mushroom (soak still soft and diced small)
2 stalk of spring onions - finely chopped
1 stalk of coriander (optional) - finely chopped
2 egg whites
4 tsp of corn starch
2 tbsp of oyster sauce
2 tbsp of soy sauce
1 tsp of sesame oil
salt and pepper to taste
100 pieces wanton wrapper

1. Combine all ingredients in a big bowl. Stir until everything is mixed together.
2. Set aside in the fridge for 30 minutes.
3. Scoop about 1 teaspoon into wanton skin and fold.This recipe makes about 100 pieces
4. Steam in a bamboo steamer for about 10-15 minutes.

Sauce Ingredients
3 tbsp dried chillies (blended)
3 tbsp chili sauce (we used Life brand)
3 tbsp tomato sauce (Life brand or any of your preference)
3 tbsp sugar
1 clove garlic
some oil
salt to taste

1. Mix dried chillies, chili sauce and tomato sauce in a bowl
2. Saute garlic with oil
3. Add in mixed ingredients. Stir till cooked. Add in sugar and salt to taste.
4. If it is too thick, add some water.

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