Sunday, June 14, 2009
Daring Cooks Challenge June 2009 - Chinese Dumplings and Potstickers
The June Cooks' Challenge was hosted by Jen of userealbutter. She chose Chinese dumplings/potsticks, and the recipe she provided was based on her family recipe.
As always, we were incouraged to be creative with fillings and interpretations of the basic recipe.
The dough (two cups of flour and 1/2 cup of water, then adjust) was very easy to handle and stretch. As for the filling I chose sausage, white mushrooms and red radicchio
(leftover of a risotto I made the night before)
With the dough form some circles and place some filling on it
then fold and pinch,
then go on with the pleats
As often happens, as you go on you'll find yourself able to make the dough thinner and the dumplings smaller.
I decided to use the method illustrated by Jen, first pan fry them
and then pour some water, to complete the cooking (lid on until the water boils, lid off after that).
Served on a bed of red radicchio and dill.
Sorry, just forks, no sticks.