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Siu Mai

Dim Sum and Other Snack Foods

Siu Mai
Ingredients:
2 shrimp, minced
1 sprig cilantro, minced
6 Tablespoons minced or ground pork
2 Chinese black mushrooms, soaked, stems discarded, and minced
1 Tablespoon rendered chicken fat
1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
12 round wheat flour dough with egg wrappers
1 teaspoon shrimp or crab meat roe
Preparation:
1. Mix all ingredients and three tablespoons cold water, except the wrappers and crab roes, stirring for two minutes until sticky.
2. Take one tablespoon of the filling and put it n the center of the dough, and bring wrapper up making a round dumpling, no dough on its top side. Put a quarter teaspoon roe on the center of the top. Place of a leaf or a piece of parchment paper on a steamer basket, and put the siu mai on it. Repeat until all wrappers are filled and topped with a small amount of roe.
3. Steam over rapidly boiling water for ten minutes, remove, and serve.

                                                                                                                                                       
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