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Prawn & Coriander Dim Sum

13th August 2014

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This was my first ever attempt at making some little dim sum dumplings, following on from last weeks visit to Chung Ying Central, it got me inspired! Lee got me a bamboo steamer for Christmas and I’m ashamed to say this is the first time its been used, but I think thats going to change from now on. The dim sum wrappers I got from an Asian supermarket, I’ve never been able to find them in a mainstream one, so if someone has seen them, please let me know! For this first attempt I decided to go for some classic flavours, and ones that I particularly love. Maybe next time I’ll be more adventurous. The dumplings turned out really tasty and made for a fantastic supper. They were fiddly though and I think I over-steamed them a little. It will take a few attempts to get a good feel for when they are perfectly cooked I think. If you’ve never had a go at something like this, I’d definitely recommend it!

Note: you will need a bamboo steamer for this recipe

Makes 8

Ingredients:

  • 8 King prawns, de-veined
  • 1 small handful coriander, finely chopped
  • 2 spring onions, finely sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 scotch bonnet chilli, de-seeded and finely chopped
  • about 10 chives, finely chopped
  • 1tbsp sesame oil
  • 1tbsp shoaxing rice wine
  • pinch salt
  • pinch sugar
  • pinch cracked black pepper
  • 8 dim sum wrappers

Method:

  1. Finely chop the prawns, or roughly blend them in a food processor.DSC_0023
  2. Lightly fry and soften the chopped garlic for about 2 minutes then drain on some kitchen paper
  3. In a bowl, combine the garlic, spring onion, chives, coriander and chilli in a bowl with the oil,rice wine, sugar, salt and pepper and mix thorouhgly
  4. Add in the minced or diced prawns and stir well to combine.
  5. Place a spoonful of mixture in each wrapper and close into a half moon shape, press the edges together with damp fingers and crimp the edges a little
  6. Place into a bamboo steamer lined with parchment over a saucepan of simmering water and cook for about4-5 minutes until the prawn mixture is cooked through
  7. Serve with a simple dipping sauce of your choice

Happy eating ๐Ÿ™‚

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