Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Shimeji Pillows

Ok I know this recipe sounds a bit complicate but it's actually not, just time consuming. The pockets are soooooo tasty that it totally worth the time you'll spend in the kitchen. The pastry I used is the dumplings pastry so it's light and easy to prepare and the sesame oil makes the whole difference. So give it a go, you'll thank me later! :)

1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup lukewarm water
150g shimeji
1/2 onions chopped
3 sticks spring onions chopped
1 tbsp sesame seeds
2 tbsp soya sauce
4 1/2 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp parsley and lemon seasoning
Black pepper

1 - Mix the water and the flour to a dough
2 - Put a wet towel over the dough, and let it stand for several minutes
3 - Divide the dough into 18 pieces of 1 x 1.5cm
4 - Fry the onions until tender, ad the rest of the ingredients and only 1/2 tbsp of the sesame oil. Stir for about 10 minutes
5 - Using a rolling pin open the dough pieces as round as possible
6 - Divide the shimeji mixture into the pastry circles placing about 1 tbsp of the mixture into each pillow
7 - Close the circles and use a fork to seal. When that is done close the two ends of the pastry together so you can get the form of a pillow
8 - Steam cook the pillows until they all reach the surface of the water. It's like cooking regular pasta
9 - Using the rest of the sesame oil fry the dumplings, 2 minutes each side or until golden brown and serve it with soya sauce


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