036 China – Dumplings

036 China - Dumplings2

Dumplings

Chinese dumplings which consists of minced meat and finely chopped vegetables wrapped into a piece of dough skin. The skin can be either thin and elastic or thicker. Popular meat fillings include ground meat (usually pork, but can instead be beef or chicken), shrimp, and even fish.

Ingredients

1/2 cup soy sauce

1 tablespoon seasoned rice vinegar

1 tablespoon finely chopped Chinese chives

1 tablespoon sesame seeds

1 teaspoon chile-garlic sauce (such as Sriracha)

1 pound ground pork

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 egg, beaten

2 tablespoons finely chopped Chinese chives

2 tablespoons soy sauce

1 1/2 tablespoons sesame oil

1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger

50 dumpling wrappers

1 cup vegetable oil for frying

1 quart water, or more as needed

Directions

Combine 1/2 cup soy sauce, rice vinegar, 1 tablespoon chives, sesame seeds, and chile sauce in a small bowl. Set aside.

Mix pork, garlic, egg, 2 tablespoons chives, soy sauce, sesame oil, and ginger in a large bowl until thoroughly combined. Place a dumpling wrapper on a lightly floured work surface and spoon about 1 tablespoon of the filling in the middle. Wet the edge with a little water and crimp together forming small pleats to seal the dumpling.

Repeat with remaining dumpling wrappers and filling.

Heat 1 to 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place 8 to 10 dumplings in the pan and cook until browned, about 2 minutes per side. Pour in 1 cup of water, cover and cook until the dumplings are tender and the pork is cooked through, about 5 minutes. Repeat for remaining dumplings. Serve with soy sauce mixture for dipping.

Original recipe found here:

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/228052/chinese-pork-dumplings/

Author: martymadeitproductions

A Home Chef's Journey

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