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These little parcels are fun and easy to make - not to mention delicious.

Serves: 6
Fresh from the garden: Chives, spring onion, pumpkin
Season: Autumn/Winter

Wonton parcels can be quickly boiled or deep-fried and are usually enjoyed with a dipping sauce, often with a little chilli added to it. Pumpkin is not a usual filling but if the garden yields a beautiful pumpkin, why not? You can also use rainbow chard instead of silverbeet.

Ingredients

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    Equipment

    What to do

  • 1. Prepare all of the ingredients based on the instructions in the ingredients list. Remember to put a damp tea towel under your chopping board to stop it from slipping.

  • 2. Fill the large saucepan with water and bring to the boil.

  • 3. Place the pumpkin chunks in the bamboo steamer and set the steamer over the pan of boiling water.

  • 4. Steam the pumpkin for 15 minutes, until soft. If a fork passes easily through the pumpkin, it’s cooked.

  • 5. Transfer to the large mixing bowl and set aside to cool.

  • 6. Add the salt and mash the pumpkin.

  • 7. Add the silverbeet and spring onion and stir to combine.

  • 8. Add the soy sauce, chives and cornflour and mix well.

  • To make the dipping sauce

  • 1. Combine all of the sauce ingredients in a small bowl and stir until the sugar is dissolved.

  • To assemble the wontons

  • 1. Fill the large saucepan with water and bring to the boil.

  • 2. Line the baking trays with baking paper.

  • 3. Fill a small bowl with water.

  • 4. Lay a few the wonton wrappers on a clean, dry surface.

  • 5. Place 1 teaspoon of filling in the centre of each wrapper.

  • 6. Dip the pastry brush in the bowl of water, moisten all round the edges of the wonton wrappers and fold the wrappers over to form a pouch.

  • 7. Place the dumplings in a single layer on a baking tray.

  • 8. Drop the dumplings, in batches, into the boiling water.

  • 9. Simmer the dumplings for about 3 minutes or until cooked through.

  • 10. Remove the dumplings with the slotted spoon, drain well and transfer to the serving bowls.

  • 11. Serve with the dipping sauce.

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