The Chinese New Year.
Long noodles, dumplings, and fried whole fish are a few of the foods that symbolize good luck for the Chinese New Year. I couldn't coax Michael into having fried whole fish for our Chinese New Year celebration. My half-hearted thinly vieled hopeful suggestion of it was weak and lame.
Shrimp and Ginger Siu Mai Dumplings
3/4 pound shrimp, shelled and deviened
3 garlic cloves, minced
2-inch piece fresh ginger, grated
2 egg whites
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon dry sherry
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
1 (10-ounce) package round wonton wrappers
Canola oil, for brushing the steamer
Pulse the filling ingredients in a food processor until partly smooth but not completely pureed. Season with salt and pepper.
Happy Chinese New Year!