Food for working girls?

I don’t really remember what they actually eat in the Working girl from 1998, but I think it might have been the first time I heard about dumplings or dim sum. It took me another 10 or 15 years before I tried my first one. But now I’m hooked. And the best of all is that they are quite easy to make at home.

Steamed dumplings with white fish and shrimps

  • 12 Wonton wrappers
  • 150 g Shrimps
  • 200 g white Fish
  • 1/2 Lemon grass
  • 2 cm fresh Ginger
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • 1 Egg white
  • 1 Egg yolk


  • 1 Spring onion
  • 1 Red chili or Sambal Olek
  • Chopped peanuts

Dip sauce

  • 1 Lime, the juice
  • 1 dl Soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Sesame oil
  • 1 grated Garlic clove

Use an electric mixer and mix fish, shrimps, lemon grass, ginger, garlic cloves and the egg white together. Place a teaspoon, or perhaps a little bit more, on to each Wonton wrapper, paint the edges with the egg yolk – press the four corners together and make a little twist to close the wrapper.

Use a bamboo steamer and place it in a pot with boiling water. Steam the wrappers for 5-6 minutes.

Pour the sauce on to a large plate and place the wrappers on top. Decorate with slices spring onion, chopped chili and chopped peanuts.

We ate these wrappers as a starter if you want them as a main course you have to double the recipe.

Music: Listening to Belle and Sebastians “Write about love”


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