September 4, 2020
In between Cookbook Club events, we still get together and cook. Well, usually Nancy does the cooking, and we do the eating. Nancy and Laura love dim sum and dumplings, so …. Dumpling Party!
The menu consisted of shrimp toast, shrimp and pork dumplings, and Chinese spareribs with black bean sauce, and fried rice. Yum!
I was put in charge of the Chinese Spareribs with Black Bean Sauce – easy right? The recipe looked easy and straight forward, and I was sure I had seen black bean sauce with garlic at the grocery store multiple times. After going to four grocery stores and the Asian market twice, I ended up back at the Asian Market to finally buy the ingredient. This took way longer than making the whole recipe. The recipe for Chinese Spareribs with Black Bean Sauce is here: https://www.thespruceeats.com/spareribs-with-black-bean-sauce-695222
The shrimp toast was SO GOOD! I had never had it before, and it was delicious!
We all pitched in to make the dumplings. It was actually pretty easy, especially when Nancy made the fillings ahead of time.
It turns out I really do like dumplings, and have jumped on the Laura and Nancy Dumpling Train!