We love Asian cuisine, and dumplings? We are already obsessed with that! They often seem too difficult to make, but with this fine recipe from Cuisine de Clementine you can make them yourself without any problem.
For 12 dumplings:
- 200 grams of precooked shrimp, without tail
- 12 wonton wrappers
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- Small bunch of coriander, torn into pieces
- Piece of ginger (about 1 cm), finely chopped
- 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
- Little splash of oil
For the spicy soy sauce:
- 60 ml light (= with less salt) soy sauce
- 60 ml white rice vinegar
- 2 tablespoons oil, neutral in taste
- ½ to 1 red chilli (depending on how spicy you want it), finely chopped
- 2 spring onions, thinly sliced
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Place the shrimp, sesame oil, coriander, ginger and garlic in a blender and blend until smooth. It’s okay if there are still some coarse pieces of shrimp in it.
Place the wonton wrappers on the table and spoon in a little at a time of the shrimp mixture. Use your finger to slightly wet the sides of the wonton wrappers and then fold them diagonally. Press well so that the sheets stick together well, and let it dry for ten minutes.
Make the spicy sauce: In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, rice vinegar, oil and chili peppers. Brush a little bit of oil over the bottom of the dumplings so they don’t stick to the steamer basket. Steam the dumplings over the pan of water for about 15 to 20 minutes, until they are soft.
If you don’t have a steamer basket, you can also place them directly in the boiling water (there is a chance that water will get into the dumplings), then they will be ready after about five minutes, when they float to the top. Serve immediately with the spicy sauce and spring onions!