Recipe: Crab, garlic chive and chestnut steamed dumpling

By Amanda Laird

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Crab, garlic chive and chestnut steamed dumplings. Photo / Babiche Martens
Crab, garlic chive and chestnut steamed dumplings. Photo / Babiche Martens

Makes 24

Dough
100g cornflour
4 Tbsp tapioca flour
150ml boiling water
2 tsp peanut oil

Filling
200g fresh crab meat
1/4 cup garlic chives, finely chopped
3 water chestnuts, finely chopped
2 tsp soy sauce, plus extra to serve
1/2 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp peanut oil
1/2 tsp white pepper

1 To make the dough; sieve the two flours together then make a well and pour in the boiling water.

2 Mix well with a wooden spoon then add the oil and turn out. Knead for about 5 minutes or until smooth.

3 Return to a bowl, cover with a damp cloth and rest for 30 minutes before using.

4 To make the filling; combine all the ingredients and leave to marinate for at least 1 hour.

5 Divide the dough and roll out on a lightly oiled bench into ovals, approximately 5 x 6cm. Fill with 1 tsp of the filling then pinch the edges together to form a pouch. (Try to pleat the dough to be authentic.)

6 Steam the dumplings for 7 minutes then serve with soy sauce.

- NZ Herald

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