How To Make Asian Dumplings
Would you like to learn how to make delicious Asian dumplings? Asian dumplings are little dough pouches filled with meat and vegetables that are steamed or boiled. These dumplings are easy to make and once you have tried them, you will want to make them all the time. Make them any way you like with your favorite dipping sauce, added to broth for soup or as a side dish with meat and rice. These tasty appetizers are referred to as potstickers when fried.
- 1 lb. ground pork or chicken
- ½ lb. shrimp or fish
- 2 green onions
- 2 cups green cabbage, chopped
- 6 water chestnuts, minced
- 1 package of wonton skins (in Asian markets they may be called gyoza skins)
- 2 tsp. oyster sauce
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- ½ tsp. ginger, grated
- ½ tsp. sugar
- Cook the meat and vegetables over medium heat until soft. Add the sugar, ginger and oyster sauce. Cook for an additional minute or two.
Shape the dumplings. The wonton skins come in a square shape but can be cut with a cookie cutter to make a round or triangle shape.
Spoon some of the filling in the center of each wonton skin. Fold over and pinch the edges of the dough to seal each packet. Wet the edges with a little water to make a better seal.
- Boil or steam the dumplings. Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil. Place each dumpling in the boiling water with a spoon. Alternatively, place the dumplings in a steamer basket and place on top of pan to steam. Cook for approximately six to ten minutes
- Serve as a side dish or as an entrée with your favorite sauce. Dumplings are the mainstays of many Asian cuisine.