Prawn Dim Sum

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Prawn Dim Sum

Ingredients: 

250g raw king prawns, peeled

50g bamboo shoots

1 tbsp sesame oil

1 tbsp dry sherry or rice wine

¼ tsp ground white pepper

1 tsp caster sugar

1 tsp salt

16 ready-made dim sum wrappers 

Method:

Place the prawns into a small food processor and blend to a purée. Transfer to a bowl, add all the other ingredients, except the dim sum wrappers, and mix thoroughly.

Place the wrappers onto a clean work surface and place a small spoonful of prawn mixture in the centre of each wrapper. Fold the wrappers over the prawn mixture to create a semi-circle. Press the edges of the wrapper together with damp fingers to seal the wrapper parcels and crimp the edges.

Place the parcels into a bamboo steamer over a pan of simmering water and cover. Steam for 4-5 minutes, or until the prawn mixture is completely cooked through. Remove from the steamer and serve immediately.