Monday, December 14, 2009
Sunday night we had our food blogger potluck. It was a rainy night so I think it kept a few of the bloggers away. We had a good time though eating, drinking and talking. Unfortunately I didn't take many pictures and actually forgot to take a picture of the dish I took. For lack of a better name I'll just call it Turkey Siu Mai. There was also a mushroom spread, pumpkin muffins,stuffed dates,seasoned nuts,mango lassi, a chocolate torte and profiteroles..there may have been a couple other dishes that I missed. Of course since this is a food bloggers potluck, the food was great.. no store bought food here. Next time we'll have to have it in the spring when the weather gets nice.
Several people have asked for the recipe for my turkey siu mai so here it is.
This is one of those recipes that has no set amount for the ingredients, you simply use as much or as little as suits your taste.
1pkg ground turkey- one pkg makes about 24 siu mai. you can use gound pork as well
green onions chopped
water chestnuts chopped
bamboo shoots chopped
dried shitake mushrooms soaked in warm water until soft then chopped
fish sauce (optional)
Age- soy wrappers. I got mine at Oto's and they were in the vegetable section. They come in packages of 10 which make 20 wrappers.
add all the chopped ingredients into the ground turkey, add the soy sauce and oyster sauce, salt and pepper, fish sauce, and a little sesame oil. Mix well. It does take quite a bit of soy sauce and oyster sauce to get a good flavor in the mix.
For the Age wrapper (soy wrapper) cut the age in half and cook in chicken stock with
a little soy sauce until tender. Cool in the stock. When cool drain and squeeze out as much liquid as you can from each piece of age.
open each age gently and stuff with the turkey mixture..as much or as little as you like depending on what size you want. Squeeze together around the outside to make a sort of dumpling shape. Steam until done. You can steam with plain water or you can use chicken stock for more flavor.