So perhaps this is not the most traditional of Chinese dishes for the Chinese New Year, but then again I am neither traditional nor Chinese. This is, however, one of the most delicious, most spectacular and well received recipes in my repertoire. I have been making these for years and have served them as an appetizer, as I did last night and as a main course, accompanied by a vegetable stir fry. When my kids were young this was one of their favorite meals.
I rarely use cookbooks, but Fiona Smith's "Dim Sum~delicious asian finger food" , the cookbook I found these in is without a doubt one of my favorite possessions. If robbed at gun point I would fight for it to the end! About.com has it listed as one of the Top 7 Dim Sum Cook Books and once you try this recipe you will most likely feel compelled to buy the book.
So without further adieu, here is the recipe which I promise will become one of your favorites too. In fact, I will offer you a money back guarantee: if you don't love this recipe, don't send me a dime!