Monday, August 10, 2009
Dumplings, Seaweed Salad and Kimchi
Inspired by our meal on Friday night, my husband picked up some kimchi and seaweed salad at the Korean Market today. With that, he served one of my favourite things, dumplings from Dong Ling, a fantastic little hole in the wall that I've blogged about before. If you're lucky enough, with your purchase of tasty dumplings, you may also get offered a hot pork patty, kind of like a Jamaican patty but greasier and so yummy. These dumplings are pretty easy to make. Simply place them in a deep frying pan, add about an inch of water around the dumplings and steam them with the lid on for about 5 minutes, or until the water runs dry. Then add a bit of sesame oil, sesame seeds and green onion and fry them until the bottoms are golden brown. I've actually cooked them before and did a fantastic job of it, which is rare for me. So if I can do it, anyone can. But I must say, I still can't get that perfect crispness that my husband gets every time. I prefer when he cooks them more!
Along with this wonderful dish was also a pretty great wine, recommended to me by Marysol, a woman who blogs about her wonderful meals and makes my mouth water on a regular basis. Thanks for the suggestion, we really enjoyed the wine! I'll be getting this one again and again.