Friday, 4 September 2009

Crab and Pork Steamed Dumplings



Finally another post... My holiday was over since a few days ago, so my time for religious blogging would probably be reduced quite a lot. But I guess it's also not that bad, because sitting in front of the computer daily for hours cannot be so healthy...;-).

Last week I made crab and pork dumplings. This time I made the dumpling skins using hot water dough, and I have to say I am much more happy with the result of dumplings made from hot water dough than cold water dough. The skins were softer and and more chewy. For the skins I actually just used all-purpose-flour and hot water. You need to add the hot water to the flour little by little until you get a pliable dough.

Ingredients
Dumpling skins
  • 300 gr flour
  • 1 cup boiling water
Filling
  • 250 gr minced crab
  • 100 gr ground pork
  • 2 tbs chopped green onions
  • 1 tbs chives
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbs oyster sauce
  • 1 tbs fish sauce
  • 1 tbs minced ginger
  • 1/2 tsp maggi chicken stock
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • A dash of white pepper and sugar
Dipping Sauce
  • 5 tbs chilli oil
  • 10 tbs Chinkiang vinegar (black rice vinegar)
  • 1 tbs thinly slice ginger
  • 1 tsp chives/green onions






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15 comments:

  1. Your little shapes are perfection!!!Beautiful post!

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  2. These are delightful! I love dumplings and make the every now and again but yours look PERFECT!!!

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  3. Wow..you cooked it by yourself!!!
    you even made the dumpling skin...

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  4. oh my they are gorgeous! Look even better than those at dim sum restaurants, and I bet they taste better too ;)

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  5. surely i would make this soon! so yummy, i love dumpling alot!

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  6. Nice!!!Your pleating is like professional Shi Fu!!! GREAT JOB!

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  7. You know, I just made Guo Tie using hot water dough too! You are absolutely right. The skin is so much more chewy and smooth. I love how your beautiful dumplings look. Kudos to you for the prefect folding! Better than some restaurants!

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  8. This is one of my favourite! It is always good to eat it when it is hot :)

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  9. cantiknya , smp ga tega dimakan he222

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  10. Oh my...your dumplings are so cute and beautifully done! You have wonderful skills! You are making me miss Hong Kong even more.

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  11. Wow! Great job on the dumpling skins! :)

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  12. wow ini menarik banget nih... slllrrrpppp

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  13. can you tell him how to wrap this (technique)?

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  14. I love your site. Rearlly great recipes! Could the minced crab be recplaced by surimi?

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  15. Hi again ZZ,

    Thanks for the compliment :)! I am trying to keep my site updated, but it's hard, because I don't always have the time to cook;)...! Well, you can surely substitute the minced crab with surimi, but I think it wouldn't really taste as good. I don't actually even recommend it, because it would taste quite bland. How about substituting it with prawns?

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