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%

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.

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