cheat’s pork and chinese cabbage dim sum

  • ¼ cup (60ml) vegetable oil
  • 4 cups (320g) finely shredded wombok (Chinese cabbage)
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 500g pork mince
  • 150g can water chestnuts, drained and finely chopped
  • 2 green onions (scallions), thinly sliced
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • sea salt and cracked black pepper
  • 16 square Shanghai wonton wrappers
  • black sesame seeds
  • micro (baby) purple shiso leaves, to serve
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives, to serve
  • chilli oil, to serve (optional)
  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large heavy-based frying pan over medium heat. Add the cabbage, garlic and ginger and cook for 6 minutes or until soft. Place in a large bowl with the mince, chestnut, onion, egg, oyster sauce, salt and pepper and mix well to combine. Roll into 16 large balls. 
  2. Place a wonton wrapper on a clean surface and place 1 meatball in the centre. Brush the edge with water and pinch the sides together to secure. Repeat with the remaining wrappers and meatballs. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds. 
  3. Place half the dumplings in a steamer lined with non-stick baking paper. Place over a wok or large frying pan filled with simmering water and steam for 6 minutes. Repeat with the remaining dumplings. Top with the shiso, chives and chilli oil (if using) to serve. Makes 16. 
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