MEZZELUNE OKA

Half moon dumpling pockets, filled with butternut mix, topped with sauce dillon.

Serves: 4

Prep & cook time: 30 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients: 

• 28 Pieces of dumpling dough (round)

• 1 Butternut, peeled, seeded, chopped

• Handful walnuts, lightly processed

• 2 Garlic cloves, chopped

• Nutmeg pinch

• Salt & pepper to taste

• Handful parsley, chopped

• Sauce dillon

• Cherry tomato, as garnish

Ingredients for sauce dillon:

• 2 T Oil

• 1 T Flour

• 1 Can coconut cream

•  1 t Salt

• 1/2 t Pepper ground

• Nutmeg pinch

• 6 T Dill, finely chopped

Method: 

• You will need to defrost your dumpling dough beforehand so, take out the freezer at least two hours ahead of time.

• Start with butternut filling. Boil butternut until soft, drain, then add nuts, garlic, nutmeg, and salt & pepper to taste. Hand mash. Reduce moisture consistency in the mix. The consistency of the mix should not be wet. Set aside.

• Lightly dust down counter with flour, separate dumpling dough, spoon butternut mixture to the centre of each circle using 1 T.

• Fold each circle over, then bind them together using the back of a fork, pressing down the edges. Cover with clean slightly damp dish towel.

•  Continue with sauce dillon. Heat oil in  pan, add flour, stir out any lumps, then add cream and the rest of the ingredients, stir.

• Turn sauce down to low, gently slip mezzelune into the sauce to cook for 10 minutes, remove, cover, keep hot, and proceed with following batch.

• Plate, serving 7 pieces to each portion, drizzle left over sauce dillon to dishes, garnish with cherry tomato.

Note: You are welcome to make your own dumpling dough however, in order to save on time, you can also make use of ready made, available at most Asian stores, Pick n Pay, and Checkers.

Buon appetito !