Dim sum is one of the most popular styles of Cantonese cuisine. Creating your own delicious dumplings can be made easy with the help of the freshest ingredients and a good technique.
Below, the chefs at Royal China reveal their exclusive recipe for the most authentic Chicken & Chive Dumplings.
300g Ground Chicken
200g Shelled fresh shrimps
½ a bunch of finely chopped Chinese garlic chives
1 Garlic clove, crushed
1 tbsp Chinese Shao Shing wine
1 tbsp Light soy sauce
½ tsp Freshly grated ginger
½ tsp Ground dried shrimp
1 pinch Sugar
1 ½ tsp Sesame oil
1 tbsp Cornflour
1 tsp Salt
½ tsp Ground white pepper
4 Shu-mei wrappers (Wonton Skin)
Whip by hand all of the filling ingredients until they are fully combined and hold together.
Place a dollop of the filling in the centre of each wrapper and bring up the corners to form a little “money bag.” Leave the top open so that you can see some of the filling.
Blanch the whole chives in very hot water tap water. Then tie a chive around the neck of each dumpling so that it looks like it is wearing a little green belt.
Steam the dumplings in an oiled bamboo steamer for 15 minutes, in a steaming wok.
Serve hot with sweet chilli sauce.