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Old 07-17-2011, 05:38 PM   #31
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  • 1 package won-ton wrappers
  • 1/2 pound ground pork, turkey or beef, OR chopped chicken, fish, shrimp, or tofu
  • 3 scallions, sliced on the bias
  • 1/2 head napa cabbage or bok choy, chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh grated ginger
  • 1 tsp chopped water chestnut or bamboo shoots or bean sprouts, or any combination
  • 2 Tbs soy sauce Use light soy sauce for chicken or shrimp
  • 2 egg whites, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 tsp sugar (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 2 Tbs cornstarch dissolved in 5 Tbs rice wine, dry white wine, or sherry
  • peanut oil for frying (optional)
  • 3 cups chicken stock

Brown ground pork, beef, or turkey until dry and crumbly, or cook the chopped chicken, fish shrimp, or tofu in frying pan or wok. Place in bowl with chopped cabbage, scallion, ginger, water chestnut, soy sauce, egg white, sugar, salt, pepper, garlic, red pepper, cornstarch and wine. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.

Place 1 Tbs of filling on each won-ton wrapper and fold into triangle, or if you want be fancy, fold corners toward middle Pinch edges together tightly, and use fork tines to seal. Heat two inches peanut oil in frying pan or pot, put dumpling in hot oil seam side up, and cook until browned lightly on bottom. Take pan off heat and slowly add chicken stock to cover. Place back on heat and poach until wonton wrappers are almost transparent, then remove to paper towels to drain. For dim sum, skip the peanut oil and frying. Serve with dipping sauces below.

  • 4 Tbs chili oil
  • 2 tsp white vinegar
  • 4 Tbs soy sauce
Mix together in bowl and serve
  • 4 tbs Soy sauce
  • 2 tbs Peanut butter
  • 1 tbs Honey
  • 2 tsp White vinegar
  • 1/8 tsp Garlic powder
  • 2 tsp Sesame oil
  • 1/8 tsp hot sauce
  • 1/8 tsp Pepper
Whisk all ingredients together in bowl until combined and serve

2 cups soy sauce
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup rice wine
3/4 tsp minced garlic
Bring to boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Add juice and zest of 1 lemon. Cool and serve.
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbs sugar
  • salt to taste
    1 tbs cornstarch dissolved in 2 tbs water
Combine all ingredients except corn starch mixture in pan and bring to boil. Add cornstarch mixture, return to boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes or until desired thickness. Cool and serve.

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