November 18, 2020
Hey Cooped Up Cooking with Katie & Becca Fans! – Here are the recipes from today’s show!
Soak mushrooms in hot water fro 15-20 minutes or until soft. Rinse in cold water and drain. Squeeze out any excess moisture. Remove and discard stems and finely chop mushrooms.
Mix the shredded cabbage with 1 teaspoon salt and set aside for 5 minutes. Squeeze out the excess moisture.
In a large bowl, mix the napa cabbage, pork or chicken, water chestnuts, mushrooms, cornstarch, soy sauce, sesame oil, sake, ginger and garlic. Set aside.
In a bowl, mix the flour and 1 cup boiling water until a soft dough forms. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface about 5 minutes or until smooth.
Divide the dough in half. Shape in half into a roll 12 inches long and cut each roll into 1/2-inch slices.
Roll 1 slice of dough into a 3-inch circle and place 1 tablespoon meat mixture in the center of the circle. Lift up the edges of the circle and pinch several pleats up to create a pouch to encase the mixture. Pinch the top together. Repeat with the remaining slices of dough and filling.
Heat a nonstick skillet until very hot. Add Place 12 dumplings in a single layer in the wok and fry 1-2 minutes, or until the bottoms are golden brown.
Add 1/2 cup water. Cover and cook 6 to 7 minutes or until the water is absorbed. Repeat with the remaining dumplings.
Dipping sauce: Combine the soy sauce, sesame oil, balsamic vinegar and sugar. Top with green onions. Serve with dumplings.
Other toppings (optional):
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring chicken broth to a bare simmer. Remove from heat and let cool 2 minutes. Add in the kombu (kelp) and let steep 5 minutes. Then, add in bonito flakes, soy sauce, wakame flakes, sesame oil and let steep 5 more minutes. Strain and discard solids from the dashi broth.
Reduce heat and bring to a simmer. Add the yaki-soba noodles and stir until noodles are loosened and cooked through, about 3 minutes.
Divide ramen into four bowls. Top with shredded chicken, green onions and other toppings if desired. Serve immediately.