Dim Sum for Holiday Parties

Looking for an easy way to “cater” a cocktail party or casual gathering with tasty nibbles? If your city has a Chinatown or a Chinese restaurant, bakery or deli that features dim sum items, you’re in luck. Drop by or call ahead and order a selection of baked, fried and steamed items, figuring about six pieces per person per hour. If you like, you can round out the menu with some “filler” items, like fried rice or noodles. Reheat baked and fried items in a 250˚F oven and serve on platters, trays or a chafing dish. Reheat and serve steamed items in bamboo steamer baskets. Serve Kikkoman Soy Sauce, Ponzu, Plum Sauce and other sauces on the side for dipping. Or, try our recipe for Finger-Licking Ribs. Pork ribs are a great dim sum dish, but they’re just as good at a cocktail party or on a buffet table. A slow simmer with soy sauce, sherry and sugar makes this version extra-scrumptious!

Finger-Licking Ribs

4 pounds baby back pork ribs, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 teaspoons garlic powder, divided
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
½ cup Kikkoman Less Sodium Soy Sauce
¼ cup dry sherry
2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed

Toss ribs with 1 teaspoon garlic powder. Heat oil in Dutch oven or casserole. In 2

batches, brown ribs. Drain fat from pan; return ribs to pan and add ½ cup water,

remaining garlic powder, soy sauce, sherry and sugar. Cover and simmer, stirring

occasionally, about 1 hour or until ribs are tender.

Makes 8 servings

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