Sunday, June 3, 2012
I am having another food jag and it is the delicious treat: Crab Dumplings. I enjoyed them at two of my favorite Asian restaurants and decided I needed to make my own. They are actually quite easy to make. Three simple ingredients in the stuffing and wonton wrappers. They are usually served with a spicy plum sauce, but I couldn't find plum jelly or jam, so I substituted orange marmalade - which I thought would be a nice compliment to the crab dumpling's flavors. I was correct!
These are the few simple ingredients: for the dumplings - won ton wraps, crab, cream cheese, onion and salt to taste. For the dipping sauce - Orange Marmalade and Sriracha sauce.
I used about 1/3 of the onion above and 1/3 of the package of crab. I put them in a small food processor with a pinch of salt and pureed the mix.
I added about 1/3 block of cream cheese and blended the mixture until well combined. This would be enough to make at least 20 dumplings!
Put about a 2/3 teaspoon of mix into a wonton wrapper, wet the edges to seal, and fold over into a triangle. Fry in 350 F oil.
Meanwhile, make the sauce: about 2 Tablespoons of Orange Marmalade, 1 Tablespoon of Sriracha and 1 Tablespoon of water.
Blend until you have a smooth sauce (well as smooth as you can get with lumpy marmalade hehehehehehe).
Serve the crab dumplings with the sauce - dip and enjoy - but be careful - the insides are steaming hot!!!!