How To Make Chinese Dumplings
Chinese cuisine is famous for its unique flavors that stimulate the Western taste buds, thus, learning how to make Chinese dumplings is a great cooking skill. Chinese families would usually make a big batch of dumplings and have it for several days consecutively as dumplings can be frozen. You may choose the ingredients you like for the filling, and cook the dumplings with a method that most suits your taste. Here is a guide on making traditional Chinese dumplings.
- 30 dumpling wrappers
- small dish of water
- 100g minced pork
- 2 cabbages
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 tsp grated ginger
- 2 tbsp sherry cooking wine
- 3 tbsp soy sauce
- half red chili
- 2 tbsp rice vinegar
- Chop the cabbage into fine pieces.
- Mix the cabbage and minced pork together.
- Fry the garlic with one teaspoon of grated ginger, and add them to the mixture. Then you will have successfully prepared the fillings for Chinese dumplings. If you are a vegetarian, you may replace the pork with mushrooms.
- It is now time to wrap the Chinese dumplings. Put a spoonful of filling at the center of a dumpling wrapper.
- Use the water to dampen the edge of the wrapper so it will stick when you fold it into half. Here you would have formed the basic shape for Chinese dumplings.
- Press the edges together to form a half-moon shape. Do not be too nervous about folding the wrapper as there are many ways to create Chinese dumplings.
- Now you are ready to cook the Chinese dumplings. If you are health conscious, you may want to boil the Chinese dumplings instead of frying them. Heat three bowl of water in a pan, then add oil, salt, and a slice of ginger. Boil around five dumplings at a time so they will not stick together.
- To make Chinese dumplings, you will also need to conjure up a dipping sauce. Mix half a fresh red chili, 2 teaspoon grated ginger, some rice vinegar, and some soy sauce.
Tip: If you enjoy crispy snacks, try pan frying the Chinese dumplings on a greased saucepan until the edges turn golden.