diced 1 t chopped ginger root 30 won ton skins Rince and de-vein shrimp,
drain and cut each into 3 pieces; mix with rice win, salt, cornstarch and MSG.
Add bamboo shoot and chopped ginger root. mixing thoroughly. Taking one won-ton skin, put a teaspoon of filling in the center. Trace water with fingertips along edge and fold over to form triangle with filling in the center. Bring the two outside corners together and using another drop of water, pinch the 2 edges together to seal.
Boil 6 cups of water; add won ton and green vegetable; cover. When won tons rise to the surface of the water remove, won-ton with green vegetables drain and portion into serving bowls with soup and seasoning. Soup for Wonton 6 C stock 1 t rice wine 1 1/2 t salt 1 T shredded gingger root Heat all above ingredients to boiling. Seasoning in each bowl 1/4 t black pepper 1/2 t sesame oil 1/2 T soy sauce 1 T chopped green onion
Roasting - Roasting is not family cooking in China, since few Chinese kitchens have facilities for roasting. Only restaurants go much into roasts and Cantonese restaurants excel especially in these. In roasting, raw ingredients are marinated in seasonings before being roasted in an oven or barbecued over direct heat from charcoal fire, with the roast turning slowly round and round. Marinades is added inside and out from time to time so that the skin remains smooth and shiny, instead of rough and flaky, and the meat remains juicy instead of powdery. The Peking duck is one of China's most famous dishes cooked this way. Families can go to food shops to buy roast meat or poultry and eat it cold. But for the crisp juicy hot roast duck, one has to go to a restaurant.
Strictly speaking, this means cooking food in boiling water (A liquid is boiling when the surface is continually agitated by large bubbles). Violent boiling should be avoided. It wastes fuel; it does not cook the food any faster, it tends to make the food break up and so spoils the appearance; the liquid is evaporated too quickly with the consequent danger of the food burning. There are one or two exceptions to this rule; for example, when one wants to drive off water quickly from syrup or a sauce to make it thicker, than violent boiling with the lid off hastens the process.
Some of the things to cook with for Chinese are the same as in the Wes t. Others are quite different. However, most Chinese dishes can be prepared and cooked with the equipment found in the normal home kitchen with perhaps, a few smallish additions. A good supply of pots and pans of various sizes should be handy. In general, slow cooking dishes should have thicker pots and faster cooking things should have thinner ones. In the recipes, skillet means any shallow, thin pan which oil can be heated quickly for various forms of frying.
Deep frying, of course calls for something deep enough in which to float the pieces to be deep fried.