The Sweet Onion Source
Oso Sweet Dim Sum

Bite-sized squares of sweet onions are topped with a mild and savory blend of pork, shrimp, water chestnuts and sweet peppers, and steamed.

bulletAbout 20 water chestnuts (canned are okay; drain well), finely chopped to measure 3/4 cup
bullet1/2 pound ground pork
bullet1/4 pound cooked baby shrimp (if previously frozen, rinse to remove any "fishiness," drain, and pat dry with paper towels)
bullet1/4 cup finely chopped green onion
bullet2 tablespoons finely chopped Oso Sweet onion
bullet2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
bullet2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
bullet1 tablespoon finely chopped green bell pepper
bullet1 to 2 clove finely mashed garlic
bullet1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
bullet1 egg white, lightly beaten
bullet1 large Oso Sweet onion
bulletSoy sauce or mixture of soy sauce, sesame oil, and chili-garlic sauce for serving

Place the chopped chestnuts in a bowl and add the pork, shrimp, green onion, sweet onion, ginger, cilantro, bell pepper, garlic, soy sauce and egg white. Mix well.

Cut off both ends of the Oso Sweet and discard. Cut the onion in half lengthwise, then place each, cut sides down, on a cutting board. Cut down through each half, creating 1 1/2-inch wide slices. Separate the slices and cut each one as closely to 1 1/2 inches wide as possible, so you create 1 1/2 inch square bases.

On the inside surface of each square, mound about 2 tablespoons of the filling. Place the squares on a steamer rack and place the rack in a pan over boiling water. Cover and steam until the filling is fully cooked, about 10 minutes.

Remove to a platter or individual plates and serve hot with soy sauce or a mixture of soy sauce, sesame oil, and chili-garlic sauce.

Yields about 32 pieces of Dim Sum

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