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Winter-oriented stuffing. Why you say? Shrimps strengthen the Kidney (extremely sensitive to cold) and tone up the Yang (easily suffering in this season); Brussel sprouts are always present in our ecologic-bio basket, they re-connect to the center, activating Spleen-Stomach; ginger warms up and protects us from cold, helping digestion. Finally, the quick cooking gives extra vitality to this dish and it gives it an extra-YANG crunchiness.

Stuffing for about 30 dumplings -Medium– Prep time: 30 minutes

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You will need:

  • 30 dumpling disks (here you find our recipe);
  • 6 Brussels sprouts;
  • a piece of ginger root about 3 cm long;
  • 8 big shrimps (pre-boiled);
  • juice of half a lemon (untreated-BIO);
  • finely chopped lemon zest;
  • 2 tbsp of soy sauce;
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil;
  • 2 tbsp of sunflower oil;
  • a pinch of salt;
  • sunflower oil and some hot water to cook;
  • hibiscus or sesame seeds to garnish;
  • soy sauce to dip.

How to:

  1. Clean the shrimps (leave only the edible flesh) and cut them into 4 pieces each;
  2. peel a piece of ginger root of about 3-4 cm long and chop it very finely;
  3. let the shrimps marinate in lemon juice, soy sauce, olive oil. Add tiny pieces of lemon peels and ginger;
  4. wash and chop the brussels sprouts into thin slices;
  5. pan-fry the sprouts in  a wok with sunflower oil and a pinch of salt for about 1-2 minutes. Then add half a glass of warm water and let them cook for about ten minutes (until all the water has gone);
  6. add a teaspoon of the cooked brussel sprouts to the dumpling dough disks, add a piece of shrimp on the top and close the dumplings as explained by this video;
  7. put some sunflower oil on a big pan. When it is hot place the dumplings with the wrapped side up;
  8. cook them till the bottom is brownish (3-4 minutes), then add a glass of hot water and immediately put a lid (watch out because it could be that some water drops out due to the high temperature);
  9. let the dumplings cook covered for 10-15 minutes;
  10. serve them hot garnished with some hibiscus seeds (if you don’t have them, sesame seeds will do) and soy sauce to dip.

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