Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Salad Prawn Dumplings 沙律明虾角

Occasionally we have dim sum as brunch when we dine at some Chinese restaurants. Sometimes we also indulge in Dim Sum Buffet Hi-Tea too :D
All the dim sums are so tempting ... we love anything from steamed, soupy (eg. 灌汤饺, 汤包, 皮蛋瘦肉porridge etc.), baked Egg Tart to deep-fried types ... a must to order 芋角Yam Turnover/Fried Taro Dumpling my favourite! All the servings are in small portions, so we always thought "not enough", and we tend to have "over-ordered" and "over-eaten" ... Burp! Oh ! excuse me ... hee ! hee !

At home, I tried to replicate some homemade dim sum for our 'yum cha' teatime too ... previously shared here steamed bao and siu-mai, Har Gow, steamed egg custard buns etc. And some of their "all-time" favourites like : steamed Lo Mai Kai, fried Wanton, steamed/fried Siu Mai, Salad Prawn Dumplings etc.

Made some Salad Prawn Dumplings for our weekend 'yum cha'. They simply enjoy dipping these deep-fried dumplings with mayonnaise sauce. 



Method :
1) Cleaned, shelled and deveined the prawns. Chop the cleaned prawns coarsely and mash/flatten slightly on chopping board using the blade of the knife to form a rough paste. (Alternatively, use a grinder to grind the meat)

2) Transfer the prawn paste to a bowl. Mix with the seasoning well, add the beaten egg white and mix till well blended together.

3) Cover and refrigerate for about 1 - 2 hours.

4) To make the dumplings, place about 1.5 heap of teaspoon filling in the center of the wrapper. Wet the edge and seal to form pleats, tuck in both ends to make slightly a rectangular shape. Hold top edge and seal the opening.

5) In a frying pan/wok, heat cooking oil over medium-high flame. Deep fry the dumplings for about 3 - 4 minutes or until golden brown. Turning the dumplings occasionally during the frying process to ensure fully cooked/fried.

6) Place the fried dumplings on a plate lined with kitchen towel to drain some excess oil. Serve immediately with some mayonnaise, salad or tartar sauce.


These deep-fried prawn dumplings are best eaten immediately, else the crisps and crunchiness of the fried wanton wrapper will become soft and soggy.  Served with some mayonnaise, salad cream or tartar sauce.  Perhaps that's why some restaurants named this dish as Salad Prawn Dumplings ?!
Jom ! Let's go yum cha! Enjoy !






18 comments:

  1. Ding dong..........
    Here I am coming to yum cha with your yummy salad prawn dumplings. I like this fragrant fried dumpling. When we go yum cha, must have this item.

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    1. Welcome ! My pleasure to have you for yum cha !

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  2. Ding dong..........
    Here I am coming to yum cha with your yummy salad prawn dumplings. I like this fragrant fried dumpling. When we go yum cha, must have this item.

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  3. Good morning Karen,
    Like you, I love 芋角too。
    I brought my Shu Mai to share with you and your salad prawn dumpling sure look inviting!
    Let me join you and Aunty Young for tea :D
    mui

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    1. Welcome ... my pleasure to have you all for teatime ... let's yum cha lor !

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  4. Good Morning Karen,
    Please let me join your for morning tea, haha! I'm super love this salad prawn and thanks for sharing your lovely recipe!

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    1. Thanks May for popping by to have tea together ^-^!

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  5. Hi Karen,

    Love your salad prawn dumplings! I'm bringing some egg tarts over in exchange for some of your prawn dumplings! :)

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    1. Surely LY .... glad to have some nice egg tarts too :D

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  6. Karen, can I come to your house for dim sum? hee..hee... Your salad prawn dumplings are so tempting!

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  7. Karen, I am afraid if I come to your house for yum cha, you wouldn't have enough of prawn dumplings to go round because I love dim sum and I can eat! So I will be good and just feast my eyes on your salad prawn dumplings...lol!

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    1. Yeah ! Dim Sum Kakis :D Bet that your HK trip you've enjoyed the authentic yummy-licious dim sums. I was drooling at those pics ... hee hee.

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  8. Hi Karen,

    I know... We too have the tendency of ordering too much at dim sum restaurants especially my son... keep wanting everything as if it is a buffet!!!

    Wow... You are very pro in making your own prawn dumplings... No need to go to restaurants now :p

    Zoe

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    1. hee .. hee.. Thanks for your compliment, Zoe.

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  9. This is one of my many must-order dishes whenever I have dim sum, I love dipping it in a lot a lot of mayonnaise, yum!

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  10. Agree ! My big kids always request for at least 2 types of sauce.

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  11. Hi Karen,this is one of my must order dish,love it dip with mayonnaise

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