Saturday, May 27, 2006

Dim sum for Fun

On friday night, the apartment corridor smelt like freshly steamed dim sims.... mmm!

So Saturday morning I gathered the goods for a homemade dims sims!

Heres the ingredients
1kg minced pork
1/2 kg prawns (soak in 2 tablespoons of Bicarb and water for 15 mins then rinse well)
3 cups of chopped spring onions
3 cups of chopped bamboo shoots
3 cups of chopped water chestnuts
1 cups of rehydrated chopped mushrooms

Be the chef and handchop all this stuff or be Kathleen and be super efficient and use the food processor. Then mix it all up so it looks like the mess to the left.

Then take a gow gee wrapper in the palm of your hand, then using a fork, put in the center of the wrapper about 2 tablespoons of the mixture. then using your thumb and your pointer and the rest of the fingers curled loosely to make a pocket. Push the meat and the wrapper through the pocket so that the wrapper goes around the mixture and basically pockets all of the meat leaving the top open. Tuck any corners into the sides if you have any.

Pop your dim sims on a lightly oiled plate to await for steaming.

Steaming your babies - place the dim sims on the oiled steamer, make sure that theres a bit of room around each dim sim and that you have some uncovered steamer holes. Steam for 15-20 mins, or until cooked.

Serve hot with chilli sauce and soy! yum!

Our mixture made about 60 dim sims and they all disappeared in one night!

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