I love eating dumplings – such delicious morsels of goodness but I admit my rolling skills are not the best and resort to buying them even though the filling is easily made
These little balls have a similar taste but are way easier to prepare and don’t require the same skill , in fact they can be made ahead of time and even freeze well
I am sure you could also substitute the prawn for chicken and achieve the same texture and get a similar result. Remember to always add lots of herbs and a touch of fresh chilli for flavour .
The method is roughly chop or blend (in food processor) 700g green raw prawns . To this mix add two finely chopped spring onion or one small red onion also finely chopped, add one chopped clove of garlic, one egg yolk , one teaspoon of sugar and a pinch of salt and pepper.Combine with wet hands into small balls.
Take a packet of wonton skins (from the supermarket or asian grocer ) – finely slice them to resemble strands, place into a container.
Put a heaped teaspoon of the prawn mixture in the shredded skins and using your hands roll them around so that the ball is covered by the wonton strands.
Steam at 100c for seven minutes and serve with a nice spicy soy or sweet chill sauce.