Steamed Dumplings

This recipe came from the Lokens – the kids have always loved it.

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 lb ground pork
  • 1/2 tbsp corn starch
  • 1/2 tbsp dry sherry
  • 1 tbsp tamari (light soy)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2+ green onions, chopped
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 pkg wonton wrappers

Directions:

  • Mix all ingredients except wrappers
  • Place fat tbsp mixture in middle of wonton wrapper
  • Pinch corners of wrapper together to form dumpling (or use dumpling press)
  • Steam in steamer for 15 – 20 minutes

Serves 4 – 6

Notes:

  • I use a bamboo steamer – it helps to spray oil on steamer rack(s) to prevent sticking
  • It helps to have a small dish of cornstarch and water, with which you paint the edges of the wonton wrapper prior to assembly
  • You can use a ravioli press to make the dumplings
  • I serve with several dipping sauces: – a mixture of hoisin sauce, sesame oil, a little vinegar; – soy sauce, minced garlic, brown sugar, vinegar, sesame oil – duck sauce
  • We often serve this with sweet + sour red cabbage and sesame noodles

Chinese Noodles

Another recipe from the Lokens:

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb pasta – I’ve used both rice noodles, vermicelli, etc
  • 3 1/2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 3 1/2 tbsp tamari (soy sauce)
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar 2 tsp salt (optional)
  • 1 tbsp hot chili oil (optional)
  • 5 – 6 scallions, minced

Directions:

Cook pasta per instructions until al dente

Mix ingredients above

Serves 4 – 6 as side dish