June 29, 2009 9:00pm CST
what are the steps in making siomai?
30 Jun 09
Siomai cooks the same was as other steamed dumplings although here's one way of making them: In a bowl, mix the following ingredients: 1 kg ground pork 1/3 cup minced carrots 1/3 cup minced water chestnuts or turnips (in our local market it is called 'singkamas') 2 minced medium sized onions (use the white variety) chopped leeks or spring onions 1 egg 1 teaspoon ground pepper 1 teaspoon salt 5 tablespoons sesame oil Prepare about 50 pcs of small wanton wrapper(can be both in some local grocers) and fill in about 1 tablespoon of the above mixture. Fold and seal each of them. Put them in a steamer brushed with some cooking oil and steam for about 15 to 20 minutes. For the dip you can prepare and combine the following ingredients: soy sauce, calamansi (or lemon extract) and sesame oil as you desired. An alternative dip could be the so-called chili paste. To prepare the chili paste add the following ingredients in a small bowl: Chopped chilies (labuyo or jalapeno/habanero can do) and mashed garlic. Simmer the mixture for about 20 minutes or until the liquid evaporates, add sesame oil, simmer again and stir well until blended. Happy cooking and eating!