Oh, puku, I have been neglecting you! Don’t worry, my actual puku has been reasonably well attended, but between coursework and thesis chapter deadlines, my other job (the one they give me monies for), and last-minute arranging of moving flats, it has all been a bit hectic, broa! around here.
So here is a tardy posting of the ABCD Dump-Off, the second in a series of ABCD Cook-Offs (see #1:Rav-Off here), basically an excuse for the ABCD to get together and do what we do best – drink a few bottles of wine, potter in the kitchen and get our bitching and complaining on… and laughing and complimenting – it’s not all wine+whine!
And now the photos. Here is part of my reluctance to post the Dump-Off. See, I didn’t take any photos. Lockman took photos. And now my usual humble photography will be put to shame!🙂 Thanks for the pics, Lockman!
So, the Dump-Off went really pretty well! I won’t be posting recipes as such, but the menu was as follows:Dumpling Fillings
> prawn, garlic, coriander (=cilantro), spring onion
> shitake mushrooms, garlic, chopped + grated water chestnut, herbs > spicy pork > momo style – sweet potato & coriander Additional Offerings (not dumplings)
> bbq roast pork (not happy with recipe yet, but more to come!) > aubergine and red capsicum stew > asian greens with oyster sauce Dipping Sauces > 5 different combinations of soy, sesame oil, chilies, coriander, garlic, ginger, vinegar, fish sauce, herbs etc🙂
The dumplings themselves are too easy to make – just pick some filling combos, we used wonton/dumpling wrappers (picked up at the Asian grocers, but I’ve seen them frequently at the supermarket, should be in the fridge area where the fresh noodles, pastas and filo/phyllo pastry is kept!), press the edges together firmly and steam, boil or fry! YUM!