Recipe: Dumplings for National Dumpling Day

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So it’s only a few short days until National Dumpling Day! This year, National Dumpling Day falls on Wednesday 26 September 2018, and you can celebrate by having a go at making your own tasty, authentic Chinese dumplings.

The Royal China Group is one of London’s favourite  Dim Sum restaurants. Try their easy dumpling recipe at home, and have a read of their tips for pairing Dim Sym with tea.

Recipe: Chicken & Chive Dumplings

Filling ingredients:

  • 300g ground Chicken
  • 200g shelled fresh shrimps
  • ½ a bunch of finely chopped Chinese garlic chives
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tbs Chinese Shao Shing wine
  • 1 tbs light soy sauce
  • ½ tsp freshly grated ginger
  • ½ tsp ground dried shrimp
  • 1 pinch sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbs cornstarch
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground white pepper

Dumpling pastry ingredients:

  • Whole chives
  • 4 Shu-mei wrappers (Wonton Skin)

Method:

  • Whip by hand all filling ingredients until they all hold together.
  • Place a dollop 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 meat.
  • 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 dip sauce.

More information

The Royal China Group consists of six of London’s most authentic and prestigious Chinese restaurants, including the luxurious and critically-acclaimed Royal China Club. Based in prime areas of London, the restaurants are centrally located on Baker Street, as well as in Bayswater, Fulham, Harrow-on-the-Hill and Canary Wharf. For more information, visit royalchinagroup.co.uk.

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