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  • a small handful coriander leaves
  • 75g water chestnuts, drained
  • 150g lean minced pork
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 3 cm piece ginger, peeled
  • 150g raw peeled prawns
  • 3 spring onions, sliced
  • 1 heaped tsp cornflour
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp rice wine
  • ½ tsp sesame oil
  • 24 dumpling or wonton wrappers


  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp goden caster sugar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • ½ red chilli, finely chopped


  • STEP 1

    Finely chop the coriander and water chestnut.

  • STEP 2

    Tip into a bowl with the pork, garlic and grate in the ginger.

  • STEP 3

    Devein the prawns then chop finely and add them to the bowl.

  • STEP 4

    Add the spring onions, cornflour, soy sauce, rice wine and sesame oil.

  • STEP 5

    Mix everything together well with your hands.

  • STEP 6

    Put a dumpling wrapper on the palm of one hand and spoon 2 tsp of the mixture into it. Wrap the dumpling case around, leaving the top open. Continue with all the wrappers, storing on a plastic tray or baking sheet dusted with cornflour. Press down slightly so that the bottoms are flat.

  • STEP 7

    Fill a wok or pan with a couple of inches of water and bring to the boil. Put some steamer liners or baking paper with holes poked through it in the bottom of a bamboo steamer. Sit the dumplings on top of the paper, so that they are not touching each other. Cover and steam for 6-8 minutes until cooked through. Mix the dipping sauce ingredients and serve with the dumplings.


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