Delish Dumplings

Sunday night my sis, J and I had a little dumpling making party.  Growing up our mom cooked for our family every night.  She’s amazing and sadly I didn’t learn that much from her while I lived at home so now we’re trying out her recipes.  We got our mom’s Pork Dumplings recipe and scoured the internet for “the best Chinese dumpling recipes.”  Recipes and more info are below…

If you’re interested you too can have your own little dumpling making party.  After picking a day/night and inviting your closest friends…

1.   Select 5 dumpling recipes.
2.  Create a shopping list.
3.  Go out to the Asian market with your friends – it’s a little adventure.
4.  Bring everything home and start chopping!  That’s what takes the longest.
5.  Make all the fillings first before assembling your dumplings.
6.  Put the wrappers in the center of the table, lay out plates for everyone to put their dumplings on and start filling with your friends.  Everyone can make their own or each of you can make a combo of fillings.
7.  Make sure to keep a moist paper towel on top of your dumplings to keep them from drying out.
8.  When ready drop them in large pots of boiling water.  Watch them and wait for them to float.
9.  Enjoy and eat!

Holly’s Pork Dumplings

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 5 spring onions, chopped
  • 2 tbsp ginger, minced
  • 3 tbsp Shaohsing cooking wine
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • ½ c. Bok Choy, chopped
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 packet dumpling wrappers

1. Mix together pork, spring onions, ginger, cooking wine, salt, soy sauce, vinegar.

2. Prepare Bok Choy separately by adding salt. Let stand for 10 minutes and squeeze the water out.

3. Mix meat and vegetables together and add cornstarch.

4. Wrap meat in dumpling wrappers. Use water to seal. Place damp paper towels over finished dumplings to keep moist.

5. Place dumplings in boiling water. Boil dumplings for approximately 5 minutes.  When they float, they’re done!

Pork Dumplings from AllRecipes.com.  These were really moist but come in 2nd to my mom’s recipe.

Pork and Shrimp Dumplings from the blog Use Real Butter.  Nice combo of flavors.  She also has some amazing food shots on her blog.

Three Mushroom Dumplings from Helen Pang author of World Foodie Guide.

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