It really doesn’t matter which part of the world you’re from, dumplings are a universally recognised dish that’s enjoyed by millions! Crunchy at the bottom and juicy and meaty on the inside. Every 👏🏼 bite 👏🏼 is 👏🏼 to 👏🏼 die 👏🏼 for 👏🏼 . It’s almost a sin to just have one ... 🙊
These dumplings are a simple recipe and you can be creative with the filling. A famous combination is pork and cabbage, pork prawns and sweetcorn or for a vegetarian option, try a sautéed variety of mushrooms - equally mouth-watering. We have to admit though, the pleating took us a while to get our heads wrapped around but once you get one right, that’s half the battle! 💪🏼 We hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we enjoyed making it!
🕒 45 minutes
👤 4-5 people (20 dumplings)
300g minced pork
4 stalks green onion - finely chopped
1 tbsp finely grated fresh ginger - grated or finely minced
2 cloves of garlic - grated or finely minced
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp MSG - optional
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
20-25 round dumpling wrappers - can be bought in your local asian store.
1-2 tbsp oil.
Combine dumpling fillings in a large bowl
To wrap, place dumpling wrapper on the centre palm of your hands
Add 1.5 tsp of the filling on the centre of the wrapper
Moisten the edges of the wrapper with a little water and then bring the sides up over the filling and pleat and seal.
Place a non-stick pan in med-high heat and add a tablespoon of oil
Neatly arrange 6-8 dumplings in the pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until the base are starting to brown.
Add 1 tbsp of water into the pan and cover to steam for 3-5 minutes or until the filling is cooked.
When cooked, serve with a soy + chilli oil sauce and enjoy!