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Har Gau (Crystal Prawn Dumplings)

Prep: 30 Mins

Cook: 15 Mins

  • One of the most popular dim sum dumplings
  • Hot pastry = very skilled and requires plenty of practice
  • 3 steps: Hot hot pastry, rolling practice, and then pleating to finish it off
  • Chiu Chow / Chilli Garlic sauce on the side

  • 250g Prawns, peeled & deveined
  • 50g minced Pork
  • 25g bamboo shoots
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp potato starch
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • Pinch pepper
  • Sesame oil

Pastry

  • 60g wheat starch
  • 65g tapioca flour
  • 10g corn flour
  • 118g boiling water
  • 2 tsp lard

Dipping Sauce

  • Chiu Chow Chilli Oil
  • Chilli Garlic Sauce
  • Light Soy Sauce & Black Vinegar


Preparation (Pastry):

1. Mix together the wheat starch & tapioca flour and beat in the boiling water.

2. Add the lard and knead well (careful, dough will still be hot!)

3. Cover the dough and rest for at least 5 minutes.

Preparation (Filling):

4. Smash the prawns using a cleaver (this helps to retain texture)

5. Finely chop the bamboo shoots & the lettuce.

6. Mix everything together and add a dash of sesame oil

Wrapping

7. Divide the dough in small portions, and place a heaped tsp of filling inside each one (keeping the remaining dough covered)

8. Fold into a dumpling shape

Cooking

9. Steam for 8-10 minutes in a steamed basket lined with baking paper or banana leaf

10. Once cooked, it can be brushed with vegetable oil for a professional "shimmer"

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  • 250g Prawns, peeled & deveined
  • 50g minced Pork
  • 25g bamboo shoots
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp potato starch
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • Pinch pepper
  • Sesame oil

Pastry

  • 60g wheat starch
  • 65g tapioca flour
  • 10g corn flour
  • 118g boiling water
  • 2 tsp lard

Dipping Sauce

  • Chiu Chow Chilli Oil
  • Chilli Garlic Sauce
  • Light Soy Sauce & Black Vinegar


Preparation (Pastry):

1. Mix together the wheat starch & tapioca flour and beat in the boiling water.

2. Add the lard and knead well (careful, dough will still be hot!)

3. Cover the dough and rest for at least 5 minutes.

Preparation (Filling):

4. Smash the prawns using a cleaver (this helps to retain texture)

5. Finely chop the bamboo shoots & the lettuce.

6. Mix everything together and add a dash of sesame oil

Wrapping

7. Divide the dough in small portions, and place a heaped tsp of filling inside each one (keeping the remaining dough covered)

8. Fold into a dumpling shape

Cooking

9. Steam for 8-10 minutes in a steamed basket lined with baking paper or banana leaf

10. Once cooked, it can be brushed with vegetable oil for a professional "shimmer"

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