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Executive Director Tiffany Chang Lawson’s Dumpling Recipe for the Lunar New Year

first_img January 27, 2017 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Asian Pacific American Affairs,  The Blog Tomorrow marks the start of the Lunar New Year. Many Asian American families will celebrate by gathering for a traditional meal. We will give our homes a thorough deep cleaning to make way for the new year and all the good luck it will bring.My mother’s family is originally from Mainland China – my grandmother was born and raised in Beijing, China and my mother was born and raised in Taiwan. Dumplings are a staple for many Chinese American families like ours that trace their origins to Northern China.This is my grandmother’s recipe which was passed down to my mother and then to me. I am sharing this recipe with my fellow Pennsylvanians as we herald the arrival of the Year of the Rooster. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family has through the years. Happy Lunar New Year!Grandma Chang’s Dumpling RecipeMakes about 25 dumplingsDumpling Ingredients2 cups finely chopped dill1 bunch finely chopped green onions1 lb lean ground beef2/3 cups minced green onions1 egg beaten2 tablespoons soy sauce1 teaspoon sesame oil1 teaspoon grated ginger root1/4 teaspoon black pepper2 (10 ounce) packages round dumpling wrappersvegetable oil1/4 cup waterDumpling Dipping Sauce3 tablespoons soy sauce3 tablespoons white vinegar1 teaspoon minced ginger root1/2 teaspoon white sugar1 clove garlic, chopped1/4 teaspoon minced green onionInstructionsIn a large bowl, combine beef, dill, green onions, egg, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, pepper and mix until thoroughly combined.To fill the dumplings, place a wrapper on a floured work surface, and place a tablespoon of filling in the center. With a wet finger, dampen the edges of the wrapper. Fold the dough into a half-moon shape, enclosing the filling. Press and seal to remove extra air, tightly sealing the edges together. Place the dumplings on a parchment-lined baking sheet while you finish sealing the rest of the dumplings.In a large skillet, heat 1/2 inch of oil over moderately high heat.Place dumplings into the hot oil, flat side down, without crowding, and fry until the bottoms are golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Turn the dumplings over, and pour the water over them. Cover the pan with a lid and let the dumplings steam until the water has nearly evaporated and the dumplings have begun to fry in the oil again, 5 to 7 minutes. Uncover the skillet, and let the dumplings cook until all the water is evaporated and the wrapper has shrunk down tightly over the filling, another 2 to 3 minutes.In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, white vinegar, ginger, sugar, garlic, and green onion.Serve immediately. Best if prepared right before eating. If you need to prepare ahead of time, the dumplings can be frozen. To reheat frozen dumplings, follow the instructions in step 4.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf By: Tiffany Chang Lawson, Executive Director of the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs Executive Director Tiffany Chang Lawson’s Dumpling Recipe for the Lunar New Yearlast_img read more

England face acid test in World Cup semi-final clash with Australia

first_imgEngland, as well as finding a way to cope with Starc, will have to contain the run-scoring threat of a powerful Australian top order.David Warner has scored 638 runs this tournament following the left-handed opener’s return to international cricket after a 12-month ban for his role in a ball-tampering scandal in South Africa.But paceman Liam Plunkett insisted England could rise to the occasion.“We’re a different sort of animal compared to our last teams,” he said. “We’ve played well for the past four years, we’re ranked number one.“We feel on our day we can beat anyone in the world.”The five-time world champions, will pitch late call-up Peter Handscomb straight into Thursday’s match after fellow batsman Usman Khawaja suffered a tournament-ending hamstring injury against South Africa.Australia coach Justin Langer led his squad on a barefoot walkabout around Edgbaston on Monday before they shared stories on the outfield in a so-called “bonding circle”.“Haydos (Matthew Hayden) and I used to do it as a bit of a ritual before every Test match,” former Australia opener Langer explained.“If you go back 12 months there wasn’t much to be relaxed and chilled about in Australian cricket, was there? We went through a major crisis in our cricket. It didn’t just affect our cricket, it affected our country.“We’ve got to work hard on being more humble in what we do and being focused on playing good cricket.”But despite the coach’s new-age talk, Australia’s Nathan Lyon tried to put pressure on England in typically acerbic style.“It’s all on them,” the off-spinner said. “It’s their World Cup to lose if you ask me.”Share on: WhatsApp England face Australia in the World Cup semi-finals after years of planningManchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Four years of planning will be put on the line for England when they face holders Australia in a blockbuster Cricket World Cup semi-final at Edgbaston on Thursday.England’s woeful first-round exit at the 2015 edition prompted a complete rethink of their approach to one-day internationals for a side that had long placed Test success above all other considerations.Australian coach Trevor Bayliss was drafted in with the aim of guiding their bid for a first World Cup title.The transformation has been impressive, with England climbing to number one in the ODI rankings under the astute captaincy of Eoin Morgan.Their rise to the summit has been based on dynamic run-scoring, with in-form openers Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow leading the way.But the stakes for hosts England are higher than simply the winning of a match that would see them into a final against either India or New Zealand at Lord’s on Sunday.Satellite subscription host broadcaster Sky has said it will allow the final to be shown on free-to-air television in Britain — but only if England are involved in the showpiece match.It would be the first time since 2005 that a major England men’s home match had emerged from behind a UK television paywall, with cricket having a chance to reconnect with a ‘lost’ audience in its birthplace.Australia, however, have never lost any of their seven previous World Cup semi-finals — although they did tie with South Africa at Edgbaston 20 years ago before advancing into the final on superior net run-rate.They landed a psychological blow in the group stage when they beat Ashes rivals England by 64 runs at Lord’s last month.Australia left-arm quicks Jason Behrendorff and Mitchell Starc shared nine wickets between them in a match where Australia captain Aaron Finch made 100 after surviving a testing opening from England’s fast bowlers.Roy, however, was missing with a torn hamstring and since his return, England have scored crucial wins over India and New Zealand that took them into the semi-finals.– ‘Different animal’ –By contrast Australia, who have not won in any format at Edgbaston since the 2001 Ashes Test, suffered a surprise 10-run defeat by South Africa at Old Trafford in their final group game.last_img read more