Second dishes

Dimsam – Chinese open dumplings

Traditional Chinese dish dim sum – a mandatory element of the tea ceremony. The filling of these Chinese dumplings can be different – from sweet to exotic seafood. But they are all united by their excellent taste and ease of steaming.

Preparing this dish is really quite simple. The main thing is to choose your favorite Dimsam recipe. By the way, the name is translated from Chinese as “to touch the heart”. According to legend, the chefs of the royal court invented the dish to impress the emperor. You will definitely impress your guests if you dare to cook Dimsam. We offer a classic version of the dish – with pork and shrimp.

Dimsam – ingredients

Dimsam is a cooking recipe

Grind the meat into minced meat. Add finely chopped onion, finely chopped pepper and sugar (brown will give a more pronounced taste). Salt and mix well.

Pour oil and sauces into the minced meat (oyster can be replaced with a few drops of Worcestershire sauce or 1 teaspoon of fish sauce if necessary). Mix well again.

Add very finely chopped shrimp and again mix well the filling for Dimsam.

We form a ring with the thumb and forefinger. We put thinly rolled fresh dough (flour, water and a couple of spoons of oil) on it so that it hangs strongly at the edges.

We put an incomplete tablespoon of minced meat in the center, slightly pressing it so that the dough falls a little into the hole formed by the fingers.

We form a “rose” from those parts of the dough that hung over the edges. Lightly lubricate the edges with water, dipping your fingers in it and bend them in one direction – clockwise or counterclockwise.

It is not necessary to seal the upper edge of Dimsam – these “dumplings” can be open, as they will be steamed. You should get khinkali-like products, but without a “tail”.

We cook Dimsam in a steamer or over a pot of boiling water – on cheesecloth or in a colander.

Decorate the top with young peas or some sour berries (currant, cranberry, dogwood, etc.). Serve with your favorite sauce. Bon appetit!

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