January 26, 2012

Kitchen Adventures: Sardines-Kalabasa Siomai

Sardines-Kalabasa Siomai
As I promised on my previous post, here's my experimental siomai recipe.

You will need:
Sardines - 1 can, drained and mashed
Squash/Kalabasa - 1/2 kilo, grated
Onion - 1 head, minced
Carrots - 1 medium-size, minced
Eggs - 2 pieces
All-purpose Flour - 1/2 cup
Celery - 1/2 cup, minced
Seasoning - 1 tsp (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste.
Wanton/siomai wrapper

Mix all ingredients. Place about 1 tsp of the mixture in wrapper then seal all sides. Steam for about 15-30 minutes or until cooked. Be sure that the water is rolling boil before placing the steamer. This will prevent the the wrapper from being destroyed and sticky. Also, brush a little oil into the steamer before placing the siomai. Serve with calamansi-soy sauce mixture, toasted garlic and chili sauce (the last two were optional).

Additional Option: You can further fry before serving.