1 lb ground pork
3 small shrimp, chopped fine (optional)
2 tbl soy sauce
1 tbl dry sherry
1/2 tsp sugar
3 green onions, chopped fine
2 cloves garlic, grated
6 whole water chestnuts, chopped fine
1 tsp sesame oil
few drops chinese hot oil
1 tbl cornstarch
Add more cornstarch if any liquid remains.
In a small cup mix the flour with a bit of water to make a thin paste.
Place a wonton wrapper on a cheap dumpling press. Brush edges lightly with water/flour paste. Place one tsp of filling onto the center and fold dumpling press. Put dumpling aside on wax paper and continue filling the rest of the wrappers.
Heat a silverstone pan on medium and add 1 tsp peanut oil. Place a dozen dumplings in the pan and lightly brown on one side only. Add 3/4 cup chicken broth, turn heat up to medium-high and cover. Remove dumplings when all the broth is absorbed. Wipe pan and repeat one dozen at a time.
To reheat before serving use a bamboo steamer and steam for just a minute or two. Do not reheat in a microwave or oven or you will ruin Thanksgiving for everyone.
Dipping Sauce. Mix the following:
1/4 cup soy sauce diluted with 1/4 cup water
green onion, chopped fine
ginger root, sliced into thin strips.
hot oil to taste
Animal of the Week: Northern Seahorse. I've been working on these pages day and night all week so I'll use them as Wednesday's featured animal here for a while. More links in the "Learn It All" sections. Most of my time is spent floundering around since I'm a bit lost without the boy here during the week to show me how to use the computer. (This is what I hear on the weekend: "Dad, I've told you fifteen times, you have to flatten the image layers before you can turn it into a JPEG" and "I've never used Adobe Go Live. You have for 4 years. Why do I still have to show you how it works. Sheesh".) Ha, ha. Kids.
Now we're cookin': I posted this link in the comment section of Daily Kos last night. Here’s a recipe for a whole stuffed camel. Note: You will need a 110 gallon pot.
Stuff You Should Know: What to do if a volcano erupts. Best advice from the site is “move away from the volcano, not towards it”.
Now, off to make my yearly Thanksgiving Day batch of 120 Chinese dumplings for tomorrow's traditional holiday meal. (Nobody asks "Is Mark coming to Thanksgiving?". It's always "Are the dumplings coming to Thanksgiving?") Recipe next entry. People have killed for these things. Honest.
Rolling Stone Magazine names Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone” the number one song of all time. Number two was "Satisfaction" by.....The Rolling Stones. There's a pattern here, I just can't put my finger on it.
Search Results: Someone found the Biomes Blog by googling “biomes of London”. It brought them here.
If you came here searching for the penguin gif, I had to take it down. The photo albums as well. With record hits this month I'm nearly out of bandwidth (and if I goes dark, you'll knows why).
Anyone who knows more about Typepad than me, if you can give me some hints I'd appreciate it.
The only age group in which the majority voted for Kerry was young adults (Kerry: 54%, Bush: 44%), proving once again that your parents are always wrong and you should never listen to them. --Michael Moore.
At the 1965 Newport Folk Festival, Bob Dylan broke out his electric guitar in public for the first time ever. The crowd, who came to see their folk hero, was not amused. He didn’t return to the festival until 36 years later (in a wig and fake beard for some reason). Here’s an audio clip of that '65 show.