Chinese dumplings recipe

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serves: 2
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 30 min
Cooking: 20 min

Nutrition per portion

RDA
Calories 63 kCal 3%
Fat 2g 3%
  -  Saturates 0.5g 3%
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  • Make some traditional Chinese dumplings with this easy recipe. Fill Chinese dumpling pancakes with a mixture of pork, soy sauce, spring onions and cabbage for a fresh-tasting filling

    Ingredients

    • 1tbsp cornflour
    • 1tbsp soy sauce
    • 1tbsp sesame oil
    • Salt and white pepper
    • 25g pork, finely chopped (see tip, right)
    • 2-3 Chinese cabbage leaves, finely chopped
    • 2-3 spring onions, trimmed and finely chopped
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 16 pancakes, from a 200g pack of Chinese dumpling pastries
    • To garnish:
    • 1 tsp sesame seeds, toasted
    • 1-2 spring onions, trimmed and finely chopped

    Method

    • Put the cornflour, soy sauce and sesame oil into a large mixing bowl. Season with salt and white pepper. Stir until just mixed, then stir in the pork, cabbage, spring onions and egg. Mix well.

    • Put a heaped tsp of filling on each pancake. Dip your finger into cold water, in a small bowl, and moisten the pancake edge. Fold it over to make a crescent-shaped parcel, press together and make small folds around the edge to seal well.

    • Cook the dumplings in 2 batches: arrange them in 1 layer in an oiled steamer, then cover and steam for 20 mins.

    • Serve sprinkled with sesame seeds and spring onion. Make a dipping sauce by mixing 2 tbsp soy sauce, 2 tsp each rice vinegar and sesame oil and a pinch of dried crushed or fresh chopped chilli.

    Top tip for making Chinese dumplings

    Tenderise the pork by squashing it to a mush on a board with the back of a large knife blade.

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