Shiitake Dumplings Yields 18 Dumplings This is the perfect recipe to tempt a mushroom lover's fancy. Encased in a wonton wrapper, the fresh shiitake, shallots and marjoram make a wonderful appetizer. Best eaten immediately.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes


3 shallots, minced


2 tablespoons minced fresh marjoram or 1 teaspoon dried marjoram


1 tablespoon

sake


1 tablespoon tamari


1/3 cup vegetable broth


3 cabbage or lettuce leaves to line steamer


18 wonton wrappers

1. Simmer mushrooms, shallots, marjoram, sake, tamari and broth together in a medium saucepan until soft, 3 to 5 minutes. Drain off liquid and set aside.

2. Fill a wok with water to just below the level of your bamboo steamer. Arrange cabbage leaves to cover the bottom of the steamer; bring water to a boil.

3. Meanwhile, place a wonton wrapper diagonally on a cutting board or plate in front of you. Fill with 1 teaspoon of shiitake mixture. Wet your index finger and run it along the top two sides of the wonton; fold wrapper in half, bringing the bottom half up to meet the top. Press sides together to seal. Bring the two folded corners to the back of the wrapper, overlap and seal with water. Repeat process for all wontons.

4. When water is boiling and leaves have wilted, place dumplings in a single layer on top of the cabbage. Cover and steam 10 minutes. Serve with Spicy Soy Dipping Sauce.