Monday, May 20, 2013

Kitchen Adventures: Chicken Dim Sum

Full title: Chicken Dim Sum with Coconut Buns, Cucumber Pickle and Hoisin Sauce. This was another 15 Minute Meal but honestly... it is sooo not possible in 15 minutes. You make buns from scratch... yes, it's two ingredients but handling dough takes time! Either way.. I would do this recipe again in a heart beat.

Ingredients: Light Coconut Milk, Self Raising Flour, Chicken Breasts, Mixed Mushrooms, Hoisin Sauce, Limes, Broccolini, Cucumber, Soy Sauce, Rice Wine Vinegar, Cilantro, Sesame Seeds, Pickled Ginger, Red Chilies
The first part is to make the coconut buns. Jamie Oliver mixes his in a food processor... I did it this way but I think next time I will just use my Stand Mixer. They needed more flour... but they still turned out really good. You steam them in a bamboo steamer along with the chicken and vegetables.


They were light, fluffy and a little bit coconut-y. The chicken turned out perfect but the cucumber pickle stole the show. Using a speed peeler, you peel the cucumber into ribbons, cover it in soy sauce and vinegar and then squeeze the water out of them. This pickles the cucumber so they are extra crunchy. For 795 calories, you get 2 of the buns to make little sandwiches with the chicken, vegetables and pickle. Dip it in the hoisin sauce, sesame seeds and you have a really delicious dinner. I'm a fan. :)

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