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Chinese Turnip Cake (Savoury)

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A traditional, dim sum, savoury Chinese dish. Not to be missed!

If you ever wondered what Chinese people really eat, this is one of those dishes. It’s a savoury dish, despite the name. Steamed with Chinese sausages and shrimp and is utterly delicious.

Time: Prep 15 mins / Cooking 90 mins

Difficulty: Hard

Mild

Ingredients

Serves Makes large batch, 4 tins

  • 2kg Chinese Turnip, grated
  • 2 Chinese sausages, cut into slices
  • 40g dried shrimp, washed and drained
  • 40g dried scallops, washed and drained
  • 370g rice flour
  • 530g water
  • 7g salt
  • 1 tsp white pepper
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil

Preparation

1

Prepare turnip. Cut off ends, peel and grate. Leave in a bowl.

2

Prepare dried shrimp and scallops. Place them on chopping board and shred them into small pieces

3

Prepare Chinese Sausages by cutting them into small slices

Ready? Let's cook!

1

Mix rice flour and water together in a bowl and set aside.

2

Heat a wok or frying pan on medium heat. When hot, add the turnip into the pan including any juices from the bowl. Cook for 8 minutes, it should start boiling.

3

Add salt and white pepper to the turnip and mix. Turn to low heat.

4

Heat another saucepan with 1 tbsp vegetable oil on high heat until hot. Fry the Chinese sausages for 1 minute. Then add in shrimps and scallops and fry for 2 minutes.

5

Add the sausages, shrimps and scallops to the turnip mixture pan and stir it in. Turn heat to high.

6

Add the rice flour mixture in and keep mixing until liquid is absorbed and the mixture becomes firmer.

7

Add the mixture to foil tins (the ones Chinese takeaways use, you can buy them cheap from your local supermarket) or a pyrex dish. Press the mixture down and smooth the top. Cover with foil. Note: Make sure your container can fit into the pan you are steaming it in.

8

Get a large pan and get 2-3 inches of water boiling in it. Place a metal steaming rack at the bottom of the pan and place your tin or pyrex dish on top. Put the lid on top and steam the turnip cake for 1 hour.

9

When it’s finished, take the tin or pyrex dish out of the pan and leave to cool completely.

10

To serve, cut up your turnip cake slices, traditionally cut into ½ inch high rectangles. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan on high heat and fry the turnip cake slices for 3 minutes on each side until each side becomes slightly golden brown.

Done! 祝您好胃口!

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