This is the first time I will be trying to create/cook siomai. Again, hindi perfect pero not bad for the first time. Walang hopia dito. Even as the title says, siomai recipe lang meron dito. Hindi ako marunong mag-bake. Lol.
English mode on, for cases someone from ‘out there’ will drop by here.
This is a graphical presentation of how I did it. I will tell you what ingredients I have used and what steps I did to make this, but I am sorry that I never mentioned about measurement. I somehow cook by instinct (lol). Instinct that caused me some blown up cooking experiments but at least great(?) dishes the next time around. Still, I can give approximates on some.
Basically it will all boil down to your ingredient preferences, but the golden rule in cooking is not to cut off the ingredients (please help give a better expression than this, lol). You will be the one eating it anyways.
EDIT: I forgot to mention that the meat I used is PORK (this is in case I really do have to mention). You can add Shrimps and Eggs which is really recommended but I didn’t in our case because Joy has allergy to those stuffs.
Here are the Steps
Button Mushroom (you can use Shitake if you want, minced) and Turnips (also called White Turnip or Water Radish, grated)
Onion (minced) and Salt to taste. I must admit, one of the skills I lack is the 'Knife Skills' so this picture clearly shows how lazy I do mincing. By the way, I used shallots here but next time I will use the local onions (the violet one), because it is much thinner than this one.
Parsley (minced) and Ground Pepper (which I add a lot, depends on you). Also added some Oyster Sauce to taste. You can add other flavors if you want but basically these and the meat (of couse), are the essentials (except for the Oyster Sauce which I just added).
The dirty step which I need not to explain. Estimates: Meat - 3/4 kls, Turnip - 1 large piece, Carrots - 2 medium size pieces, Shallot - 1 large piece, Mushroom - around 10 pieces
I honestly don't know how to do this at first until my wife saw how I do it and corrected me immediately. Here's what she told me. Place the wrapper in your hand like a bowl or something as shown above.
Scoop a generous amount of the 'mixture'. "Hindi yung tig-2 pesos lang"
Press all sides as well as the bottom just to flatten the base. Be sure not to press to much because the wrapper easily breaks when wet.
Not perfect for the first time. I forgot to take pictures while cooking but you just have to put spaces between each of them to avoid sticking to each other. STEAMING TIME: 15 - 25 minutes
Eating time. See the onions? Lol.
Until the next cooking time…