Thursday, December 29, 2011

Continental Pork & Current Dumplings with Salad - 231 Calories per serve

Indonesian Pork & Current Dumplings  with Salad - 231 Calories per serve
Serves: 8 (231 calories per serve using spring roll sauce)
Serving as pictured - 2 dumplings with salad. 
Preparation Time: 25 minutes
520g lean pork mince - 610 calories
2 tablespoons Ketjap Manis - 60 calories
2 egg whites - 30 calories
60g currents - 168 calories
1 teaspoon sesame oil - 90 calories
2 tablespoons of dried chives - neg
190g Chinese cabbage (approx 3 leaves) - 25 calories
50g celery leaves - 7 calories
16 rice paper wrappers - 528 calories
4 cups rocket - 40 calories
4 medium tomatoes - 120 calories
4 tablespoons Vietnamese style spring roll dipping sauce - 168 calories
OR use 4 tablespoons of Ketjap Manis -  120 calories
Ground pepper to taste - neg

  • Slice Chinese cabbage fine and dice stems placing aside in large bowl.
  • Finely dice celery leaves and add to cabbage.
  • Add Ketjap Manis, oil, currents and chives and stir well.
  • Lastly rub in pork mince ensuring all ingredients are mixed evenly.
  • Prepare a wide flat tray with warm water and place rice papers beside tray.
  • Lay a clean tea-towel on bench to catch excess water from wrapper.
  • Dip a single wrapper in warm water until it softens and lift out onto tea-towel. Using a 1/4 cup measure scoop out a packed 1/4 cup of mixture and place in centre of softened wrapper. Gather up sides of wrapper and lift into steamer. Twist top of wrapper as best as possible. The wrapper will seal as it cooks and the rice pastry sticks to itself.
  • Repeat for the remaining 15 wrappers placing in steamer trays. This will take up 2 trays.
  • Steam for 40minutes and serve with salad.
  • Salad: Prepare each plate with 1/2 cup rocket and 1/2 ripe tomato. Season tomatoes with freshly ground pepper.

  • Freeze cooked dumplings and reheat in oven in a tray covered in foil. They can be fried but the calorie count soars.
  • Try other fruits for different flavours like dried mango, pineapple and apple.
  • Ketjap Manis is Indonesian sweet soy sauce and thicker than regular soy sauce. We use all the time in stir fries. It has become a family favourite, replacing soy sauce more and more.

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