Monday, June 16, 2008

Magazine Monday #3: Shrimp Dumplings

Although I had quite a productive day today, my mood was low and I was craving comfort foods. Since I don't have a car, giving into the urge of chips and chocolate would have entailed walking downtown to the local overpriced grocery store, and I just couldn't be bothered. I wanted something filling and satisfying, not necessarily junky. I considered pasta, but this recipe for shrimp dumplings has been in my mind for a few days now, since I went through my magazine collection the other day. I happened to have the ingredients on hand, including won ton wrappers left over from my Beyond the Great Wall meal.

This is, once again, a Canadian Living recipe, and can be found here. I left out certain things, like the hot sauce (don't like it), the cooking wine (don't have any), and the edamame beans (purely for presentation). I also left out the egg white; when I made the pork dumplings for the BtGW meal, I didn't need it, so I figured I wouldn't need it here, either, and I was right.

I just wanted to dig in, so I didn't bother dressing this up at all to photograph it. I did use my new Asian noodle bowl set for the first time, which was kinda cool. To serve, I splashed some soy sauce over the dumplings and accompanied them with a simple Asian cabbage slaw made from shredded savoy cabbage, grated carrot, some green onions and cilantro, doused with seasoned rice vinegar and soy sauce. It was everything I wanted: yummy, fresh, filling, and totally satisfying. And the work wasn't so bad; much more worth it in the end than hiking down to the store for chips & chocolate (though, tomorrow is another day...).


creampuff said...

Oh those look so good! I've always wanted to try dumplings but I'm slightly scared of the process.

Wandering Coyote said...

They are sooooo easy with the packaged won ton wrappers.

Oh, and I boiled mine; I didn't steam them. Quicker and no special equipment required.


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