Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Bring them home freshly frozen. Share them hot with your loved ones

Now you can bring home the dumpling man experience. Our frozen dumpling are made fresh and speedy frozen. They can stay in your freezer for up to 2 weeks not losing their flavor.

Cooking tips

The frozen dumpling can be prepared 3 different ways: searing, boiling or steaming. They can all be prepared on stove top. Remember don't defrost them before cooking.

for searing. You need a 10 inch or bigger non-stick pan, with a lid that can cover the pan entirely.

1. Heat the pan on medium heat for a minute, add 3 to 5 table spoons of any cooking oil.

2. Before the oil starts smoking, lay the frozen dumpling on the pan. Pour cold water to about inch high in the pan. The water should be about the half height of the standing dumpling.

3 when the water is boiling, put the lid on, keep the heat to medium. Let the dumpling simmer under the lid. Check every couple of minutes. Shift the pan a few times so the dumpling are evenly heated. Cook until the liquid is almost gone. Keep the dumpling standing, so you can achieve the desired browning on the bottom and softer texture on top.

4 If you like them extra chrispy. prepare 5 table spoon of water mixed with 1 table spoon of flour and 1 table spoon of any vinegar. Add this mixture right before the liquid in the pan is almost gone. Close the lid and cook till the liquid is completely evaporated. The dumpling are now ready to serve.

for boiling, you need a good size pot, the kind you would use to boil pasta. This way your dumpling won't be too crowded in the boiling process.

1 fill half pot of water, bring to a boil on high heat, and then add the dumpling. Do not defrost.

2 Immediately stir the dumpling, so they don't stick to the bottom. The heat stays on high through out.

3 once the water is boiling again, add 1 & 1/2 cup of cold water, bring it to a boil.

4 add another 1 & 1/1 cup of cold water, bring it to a boil, your dumpling is perfectly boiled now

for steaming, you need a tradtional chinese bamboo steamer and a wok

1 bring 3 cups of water in the wok on high heat to a boil.

2 lay the frozen dumplings on the steamer. To prevent sticking, brush some cooking oil on the steamer surface before you lay the dumpling.

3 put the steamer with the lid on the boiling water, stay on high heat, steam for 8 minutes, your dumpling is now ready.

Many customers want to know how to make a simple dumpling sauce at home.

here is the basic rule.

half cup of water and half cup of soy sauce. This is the base.
mixed in with one table spoon of sugar with one table spoon of vinegar (any kinds, be creative, you can even try lime juice), and one table spoon of good sesamee oil.
if you have fresh ginger at home, add some to taste.