Steamed Dim Sum
Shrimp, prawns, shrimps: What's the difference? Gamba is the Spanish, shrimp the French and shrimp the English name for shrimp. The tender but firm meat of shrimps is low in calories and contains little fat. In addition, the shrimps are a good source of high-quality protein and the vital trace elements zinc and iodine. As an important component of thyroid hormones, iodine is involved in energy metabolism.
- For the Filling
- 125 grams chopped shrimp
- 1 generous pinch freshly grated ginger
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- peppers (freshly ground)
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped onions (or leeks)
With the wheat starch and water (while kneading add in tiny amounts) produce a supple, smooth dough. Roll out thinly, cut out about 8-10 cm (approximately 3-4 inches) circles. Combine shrimp, ginger, sesame oil, pepper, onion (or leek) and salt and mix well.
Place the filling into the center of each circle. Then fold to the center and thereby put the seam side alternately into each other forming into wrinkles. The goal is it should look something like a zig-zag stitching. Then in a bamboo basket steam for 10 minutes. For the sauce, mix all ingredients and serve with the dim sum.