Dim Sum

Its Chinese New Year this Sunday,  and if you are looking for something delicious and I promise very easy to make-  look no further than some home-made dim sum ( I have not made them for a while ).  I am 100% certain my recipes are  in no-way authentic but are totally zingy and delicious.

Making lots with slightly different fillings means eating them becomes a really  pot luck with just soy sauce as a dipping sauce

Once made and before steaming these can be frozen in batches and added a noodle soup .

Dim Sum

Packet of ready made 40 won-ton wrappers 4cm square
Mix together the filling ingredients and allow to marinade for an hour at least

Pork Dim Sum Filling

100g of pork mince
2 clove of garlic finely chopped
1 tbsp of chilli in oil
1 tsp of thick soy sauce

Chicken Dim Sum Filling

100g of minced chicken or turkey
3 cm piece of ginger
1 large red chilli
1 tsp of fennel seeds
Handful of fresh coriander
3 cloves of garlic

Tofu Dim Sum Filling

100 of firm tofu
1 tbsp of fermented broad bean paste
1 tsp of thick soy sauce
1 tsp of toasted seame seeds

  1. Lay out around 10 won-ton wrappers on the surface to begin, it’s easier to fill and make them in batches
  2. Place 1/2 tsp of filling into the centre of a wonton wrapper,
  3. Place a dot of water into the corner of each wrapper.
  4. Bring the corner into the centre and gather the other sides to form a bag, squeezing them togther, place on a tray covered with greaseproof paper.
  5. Repeat  Steps 1-4 until you have filled all the wrappers and have a tray full of little dim-sums.
  6. Bring a pan of water to boil, turn down to a gentle simmer.
  7. Soak a disk of greaseproof paper in water before placing in the bottom of the bamboo steamer, place dim sum into the steamer make sure they do not touch.
  8. Place the steamer over the pan , cover and leave for 6 minutes to until cooked.
  9. Remove the dim sum from the steamer if they are sticking to the paper pour over a little boiling water & they will lift right off.
  10. Serve with a dipping bowl of light soy sauce you can put the next batch onto steam while you eat.

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  1. Wow, this sounds delicious! I love Dim Sum but have never imagined making it at home, I usually just wait until I’m in San Francisco, or some city with a comparative Chinatown, to enjoy it. This is an inspiration though, you make it sounds so easy.

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