How to Make Siomai

Siomai Recipe
Ingredients: Makes 6 to 8 serving(appetizers)
2 cups finely ground pork
2 teaspoons finely chopped ginger
2 teaspoons sugar
½ teaspoon salt
¼ cup chopped pork fat
Chopped shrimp(optional)
¼ cup chopped turnips(optional)
3 tablespons soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon cornstarch
Siomai/wonton wrappers

  • In a alrge bowl, combine pork, ginger, sugar and salt. Add the pork fat to make the filling moist upon cooking. You may also add chopped shrimp, turnips (singkamas) and carrots.
  • Bleand in soy sauce, sesami oil and cornstarch.
  • Mix all the ingredients with your hands. Every now and then, get a handful of the mixture and throw it hard back into the bowl. This technique will give the mixture the need sticky texture.
  • Place a spoonful of the mixture at the center of each wonton wrapper. Gather the sides of the wrapper up around the filling. You may place chopped carrots or shrimp on top to each dumpling.
  • Prepare the steamer. Put water )about one centimeter high) at the base of the steamer. Let water boil over medium heat. Place a sheet of cheesecloth on top of the steamer holes, leaving the outermost holes uncovered to allow steam to rise to the cooking chamber. Arrange the dumplings on top of the cheesecloth. Cover the steamer. The cloth will absorb the moisture that will result from the steam and prevent the dumplings from losing their shape.
  • Let dumplings steam for 20 minutes or until pork is thoroughly cooked. Serve with clamansi soy sauce dip.
To make the calamansi soy sauce dip: Mix together ¼ cup soy sauce and 2 tablespoons calamansi juice.

Pork should be finely ground. If the particles are too large. Have the butcher grind the pork a second time. End.
How to Make Siomai

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