Chicken Siew Mai ( Shu Mai)

I am not really a fan of dim sum but my hubby loves it and so my son loves it now ( like father like son!) I happened to come across this recipe and and what struck me was how simple it was to make it. No way it could be that simple! but it was! Sheesh guys..just make this at home if u love siew mai. It’s so much healthier and you know what’s going into it! Bon appetite!

Recipe (adapted from Rasa Malaysia)

  • 225g chicken fillets, coarsely minced
  • 8 prawns, peeled, deveined and sliced small
  • 3 small fresh shitake mushrooms, sliced fine
  • 1 tbsp. scallion ( white part only)
  • 1 tbsp. grated ginger
  • 1 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 3 dashes of white pepper powder
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tbsp corn flour
  • a pinch of salt
  • wantan wrappers

Grind the chicken fillet coarsely in a food processor. Then add the sliced mushrooms, ginger, scallions, minced prawns and all of the seasoning. Mix well and keep in the fridge for 20 minutes for the flavours to fuse  together.

Now get your wanton wrappers, put a tsp of the chicken mixture in the centre of the wantan wrapper, dab a little water along the edges of the wrapper then cup it into a small basket. Put a green pea as garnish in the centre. Do the same with all of the minced chicken. Makes about 15-17. Steam in a bamboo steamer ( I used my stainless steamer ) for 5 minutes and serve hot.



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