Dim Sum Craving led to Pork Sui Mai!!!

 

 

So I love going out to eat dim sum.  It’s a lot of small one or two bite items and it’s a perfect opportunity to try new foods! 

A few days ago I was craving some dim sum especially my favourite… Pork Sui Mai… Unfortunately I haven’t been able to find a good dim sum restaurant since I moved so I decided to make my own! 

I decided to take what I knew from eating Sui Mai in the past, which was basically a pork and shrimp paste packed into a wonton noodle and steam.  I decided to raid my pantry to see what other asian flavours I had and dug out some ginger, green onion, water chest nuts, sesame oil, and soya sauce and went to town.

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Started by throwing my ground pork into the bowl…. It was a weird colour, I really don’t recommend buying the tube of ground pork, try to get fresh! But this is what I had in the freezer so there was no turning back! 

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Then I took my raw shrimp and cut it down into a chunky paste, again this looked gross but there was nothing I could do about that! 

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Threw that into the bowl with the pork 

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When I opened the can of water chestnuts I realized they were going to be to big to just throw into the mix and go to town, so seeing as I already had my chopper out I threw them in along with the garlic! 

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Chopped those down, but I still wanted some texture in the sui mai filling so I left it kinda chunky 

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Threw that into the bowl with the pork mush and the shrimp paste! 

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Grated some ginger! I love ginger so I added a little bit more then someone who doesn’t like it as much would add! 

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Then I threw in the rest of my ingredients, along with finely sliced green onion 

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To bind it all together I threw in a little corn starch! 

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Mixed into a nasty, yet amazing smelling paste!

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And got ready to wrap! 

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Place a tablespoon full of mix unto the centre of a wonton wrapper then moisten the edges with water 

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And bring the edges up to form almost a cup 

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And steam until firm 

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Serve with some soy sauce and enjoy! 

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Now I will be honest, these tasted AMAZING, yet I am really picky when it comes to texture, and I must admit the texture of these kind of turned me off.  When I make them again I am going to used a different grind of pork, so that its not so pasty…

Will I make these again? Yes, but I will be doing them different so that the insides aren’t so mushy!

 

Let me know what you think if you try this recipe!

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Cauliflower Patties

 

I swear I don’t have a cheese addiction!!!!!!!

I have been seeing a lot of different uses for cauliflower as of late, and I have to admit a lot of them intrigue me.  Growing up we had cauliflower boiled or steamed, and if it was a holiday we were lucky to get cheese sauce.  When I saw a recipe for Cauliflower Patties I just had to try them. It was something TOTALLY different then the regular boiled cauliflower with butter on it!

By the time I decided to make it I had no idea what happened to the recipe I had come across so in typical Stuttering Kitchen style I decided to wing it!

So I started by getting the stuff I thought I would need, and went from there… 

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Took the cauliflower apart and cut it into large chunks 

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And set it to boil, while I continued on the rest of the ingredients! 

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And I swear I don’t have an addiction to cheese, it just tastes so damn good!  

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Cook the cauliflower till mashable! 

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Once it has cooked, drain the water off and mash! You want to mash this pretty fine as you will be forming it into patties! 

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Add the cheese! 

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And an egg or two to help make it stick together! 

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Once I had the egg mixed it, I thought the cauliflower mash was REALLY runny so I decided to add some bread crumbs to help bring it all into something I could shape! 

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Mix until pretty stiff 😉 

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And form into the patties 

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Fry in a little coconut oil…. (it’s supposed to be better for you, but honestly who knows, its just the latest food fad) 

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Once the oil is hot put in a few of the patties and just LEAVE ALONE for a few minutes! I have the worst habit of checking my food to see if its brown way to early and it ends up breaking and pissing me off… I know it’s my own fault yet I still do it… 

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When the one side is brown flip and cook the other side! 

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BAM plate it and eat it! 

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This was fricking awesome!!!! I will never be able to eat regular cauliflower again!

 

Let me know if you make this, what you do to make it your own, and if you have any questions, comments, concerns, or cries of anguish leave me a comment below!

 

First post….

ImageSo I would firstly like to welcome you to my little corner of the web.

I have to admit I am not really sure what this blog will end up being. I originally thought of posting pictures of the different recipes I try and explaining what I’m doing as I am making what ever it is I am making.

But lets be honest this may change in the future, and it’s my blog so I can do whatever the hell I want.