Well, those who know me, know I love seafood and now that we can add it back into our diet I am so happy. To those who know or do not know, Michael had his last radiation treatment on the 21st of November, and we are now on the healing and waiting to see stage.
Diet plays an important role during the cancer treatments and during the recovery stage, thus the earlier three months of a plant based diet, and the slow introduction of other foods. We mostly likely we stick with the plant base diet going forward with local and organic poultry and seafood. We also gave up all cow dairy, and I do have to say I feel much better. I did have some wonderful blue cheese a few weeks back, it was amazing BUT I paid for it for the next 48 hours. Now we do eat goat and sheep dairy items and I do have to say I like them better and there is none of that ugly side effects that I get when I eat cow dairy.
Back to the seafood, we need to stick to shellfish and small fish and only have larger classes of fish once or twice a month due to the mercury levels in larger fish. So, one of my favorite items in the whole world are dumplings and Dim Sum, Love, so I have been playing with making my own. I did make why own wrappers once, very labor intensive and not any better than store bought, so just use store bought. I have been working on the seafood ones first and there are a few Veggie ones I have be playing with, which I will post soon after I work them out.
Up first Crab – enjoy.
1 can of crab meat, 15oz
24 wonton wrappers
1 shallot, minced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 inch of fresh ginger, grated
handful of fresh chives, finely chopped
¼ cup oyster sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
Avocado Oil (optional – if frying)
Large pot of boiling water with steamer (if steaming)
¼ cup soy sauce
2 tablespoon plum sauce
2 tablespoon sweet chili sauce
Whisk together sauce and set aside.
In a skillet over medium heat place shallots and ginger with a tablespoon of water and sauté until soft (add water as needed). Remove from heat and add crab, oyster sauce, seasoning and chives, mix well.
Working on a clean a dusted work service, you will need a small bowl of water and a parchment lined baking sheet.
Working one at a time, place the wonton wrapper on the work surface, using your finger moisten the edges of the wrapper, place about 1 ½ teaspoon of crab mixture in center, fold over edges to form envelope, pinch edges together to seal, then take the two edges of the fold side and fold over and bring together to form a ring, pinch and then place on parchment and cover with a damp towel. Repeat, until done.
Now you can either steam the dumplings for about 2 - 4 minutes or fry them to 2-3 minutes