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Steamed dumplings

Local grassfed beef momo filling:
         1 lb Harris Farms grass-fed ground beef
  1 bunch green onions, chopped
  2 garlic cloves, minced
  1 1-inch piece ginger, peeled and minced
  1/4 bunch cilantro, chopped
  1-2 T soy sauce
Local cheese and spinach filling:
         1 lb Wright's Dairy fresh cheese curds, crumbled or pulsed in a food processor
         1 bunch green onion, chopped
         1 bunch (or bag) spinach, blanched, squeezed dry, and chopped
         2 garlic cloves, minced
         1 1-inch piece ginger, peeled and minced
         1/4 bunch cilantro, chopped
         salt to taste
Dough:
         4 cups all-purpose flour, or as needed
         warm water, as needed

Mix the filling ingredients together and set aside.
In a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook or a food processor fitted with a dough blade, add the flour and begin to add the water while running the machine, slowly adding water until the dough begins to come together but still appears a bit dry and lumpy.  Allow it to knead for a few moments, and it should come together; if it doesn't, add a few drops of water and continue working the dough until it is smooth and elastic but still slightly stiff. Allow it to rest for 10-15 minutes before rolling it out.
Roll out the dough to 1/4" thickness, and cut 2-3" rounds with a glass or cookie cutter. Fill them with a rounded tablespoon of filling, and pleat the edges of the dough around to make round or crescent shapes. Steam them over boiling water in a parchment-lined steamer until the dough is no longer sticky when touched; meat momos will take a moment longer than cheese momos.

Spicy yogurt sauce:
        2 cups yogurt
 2 cloves garlic
 1/4 cup dried red chiles (Thai or arbol)
 1/2-1 bunch cilantro
 1 t salt
 1 or 2 jalapeño chiles, optional
In a food processor, grind the chiles and garlic into as fine a paste as possible (it won't be that fine, it's ok). Add the cilantro, salt, and yogurt, and pulse until well blended. The yogurt can be replaced by a few ripe seeded tomatoes, in which case it will be more like a spicy salsa.

GDA Cooking - March 9, 2011

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