CHINESE PRAWN DUMPLINGS

I know trying to make your own home made chinese dumplings can get a bit time consuming but they are so cost effective specially when you have dumpling lovers at home and they tend to eat soo many of them! I already have a recipe and video tutorial of chicken dumplings and these are also more or less the same except ive used prawns with a combination of vegetables and shitake mushrooms. I have also shaped them differently tho the cooking technique is the same.
INGREDIENTS:
1 cup of shelled prawns, cut into very tiny pieces
2-3 shitake mushrooms, soaked in hot water and then drained and cut into tiny pieces
a little grated ginger
salt and white pepper
1 teaspoon each of light soya sauce, lemon juice, sesame oil and chinese wine (for halaal please omit the wine)
a little of chopped spring onions or leeks
a little finely chopped cabbage
1/2 an egg white
oil for shallow frying
water to steam
Mix the prawns with all the above seasoning and let it marinate while you make your dough
DOUGH
2 cups of white flour
1 egg and 1 egg yolk
salt to taste
warm water as needed
METHOD
knead the dough with the egg and egg yolk and enough warm water to make a smooth pliable dough. Keep covered for half an hour. Make balls out of the dough. Roll each tiny ball out into a small circle. Take the circle of dough into the palm of your hand and put a little filling in the centre. Make pleats with your hand to close the dough a bit but leave the filling to be seen on the top.- I am sorry i dont have a video tutorial of this…if its complicated just fold it over to shap into a half moon or watch my chinese dumpling tutorial on youtube. Place them one by one in a greased frying pan and when the frying pan is full put it on low heat covered till the base of the dumplings are crispy and golden brown. Add a quarter cup of water to the frying pan and cover the lid so that the dumplings steam. You will know that the filling is cooked when the prawns are not transparent.Serve hot with a dipping sauce
FOR THE DIPPING SAUCE
combine soya sauce with a little honey and sesame seeds and a bit of spring onions chopped fine

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