Back in the day when I only had one child, I used to have a from-scratch Pork Dumplings recipe. “From scratch” means I made every single wrapper from hand-kneaded dough using an empty wine bottle. Didn’t have a rolling pin, hahaha. You gotta innovate sometimes!
Then the kids came, and life became busier… and we discovered Shuin, a Taiwanese specialty store along Araneta Avenue, Quezon City that sells frozen dumplings, among others, by 1-kilo packs.
One reason I stopped making dumplings is that I rarely find good dumpling wrappers in groceries in my area. (Kneading and rolling and flattening and kneading seem too much work for me now hehe). This Saturday morning, I saw some which looked nice, and so I thought I’d make some for the kids to snack on after they’re done studying for the final exams.
The basic pork dumplings recipe usually has ground pork and chives as filling. I added shrimps and mushrooms for more flavor and texture. It turned out well.
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Hubby went to the fish market early today… Yep, he does the weekend market rounds, hooray! Hey, he buys; I cook. That’s how it works. Anyway, he found really fresh pampano (pompano) fish of the “silver” variety for only P220.00 per kilo. So I thought of a pampano fish recipe – fish this fresh is ideal for steaming.
My kids and hubby loooove steamed pampano. Don’t be deceived by the looks of these two cute girls. They can devour one whole steamed fish, I tell ya!
I got this recipe from my cousin along time ago ( i think I was just a kids then, but it somehow stuck to me). I remember it was a humongous carp caught by dad in Binga Dam that got “steamed” by my cousin.
Here’s my take on the steamed pampano fish recipe.
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