Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Vegetable Dumplings, Sesame Ginger Sauce, Plum & Smoked Sea Salt Edamame

This dumpling filling is quick to prepare and requires no pre-cooking!
Sesame-Ginger sauce adds a sweet and salty genuine flavor to the dumplings for dipping.

Steamed dumplings filled with rich mushrooms, carrots, scallions and hoisin sauce, served with sesame ginger sauce and edamame coated in plum sauce and smoked sea salt.

Steamed Vegetable Dumplings
1 cup finely chopped cremini or shitake mushrooms
1/4 cup grated carrot
1/2 cup finely sliced kale
2 tbl chopped scallions
2 tsp minced fresh ginger
1 tbl chopped cilantro
1 tbl soy sauce
1 tbl hoisin sauce
2 tsp sesame oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

wonton wrappers
vegetable oil spray

Set up your steaming apparatus.
Combine all of the filling ingredients together. Put 1 tbl of filling in the center of each wonton skin. Brush the edges with water. Fold into desired shape. Spray the steaming basket with vegetable oil spray and steam for 10 minutes.

Sesame Ginger Sauce
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tbl agave
1 tsp minced ginger
1/2 tsp sesame oil
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
1 tsp sesame seeds

Combine all of the ingredients and serve.

Plum Edamame
1-1lb bag frozen edamame in shell
2 tbl hoisin sauce
1/2 tsp smoked sea salt*
1 tsp sesame seeds

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add edamame and cook for 5 minutes. Drain. Add remaining ingredients and serve immediately.

*smoked sea salt can be found at specialty food stores. Or at natural food stores (some of which have Specialty salt bulk sections!)

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