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Archives for the day Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

my favorite, siomai

siomaiThis is my favorite food aside from spaghetti. It is called Siomai for those who don’t know its name. I have been trying to cook this food because I want to have a stock in my fridge. The sad thing is that I am not getting it right. But I’ll keep on trying until I get it right. I will save this recipe here so that I will not lose it and my visitors and friends can use it.
Shrimp and Pork Siomai Ingredients:

  • Pinoy Pork Siomai 1 kg ground pork (suggested proportion of fat to lean meat is 1:3) or 1 kg Prawn (shrimp) peeled
  • 1/3 cup chopped water chestnuts or turnips (singkamas)
  • 1/3 cup chopped carrots
  • 2 medium or 1 large minced onion(s)
  • bunch of spring onions or leeks
  • 1 egg
  • 5 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 50 pcs. large or 100 pcs. small wanton or siomai wrapper
  • soy sauce, calamansi (lemon or kumquats), sesame oil and chilli paste (for the sauce)

Mix all the ingredients for the filling in a bowl. Spoon 1 tablespoon of mixture into each wrapper. Fold and seal. Boil water and brush steamer with oil. Arrange the siomai in the steamer and let stand for 15-20 minutes, longer for larger pieces.
Serve with soy sauce, calamansi and sesame oil. Chilli paste is optional.