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Siu Mai

Dim Sum and Other Snack Foods

Siu Mai
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
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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