3/9/17 Meals in Minutes

Chinese Dumplings

Ingredients – Dough

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup water

Ingredients – Filling

1 ½ cups Asian greens or napa cabbage, clean and finely shredded

1 cup ground pork

1 green onion, finely minced

¼ tsp fresh ginger, finely minced

1 garlic clove, finely minced

1 T soy sauce

½ tsp salt

1 T rice wine vinegar

¼ tsp white pepper

Instructions

1. Put flour in a bowl and make a small well in the center. Gently pour the water into the well, stirring slowly.

2. Knead the dough into a smooth ball. Add more water if needed. Cover the ball and rest for 30 minutes.

3. In a deep bowl, combine Asian greens or cabbage with the rest of the filling ingredients. Stir until you get a light mixture.

4. Separate the dough into 3 pieces. Using a rolling pin, roll out each piece to 1/8 inch thickness on lightly floured surface. Using a 2 ½ inch diameter cup or small biscuit cutter, cut circles out of each piece. Collect the scraps and repeat this step.

5. Working with one dumpling wrapper, place a small amount of filling (1 full tsp) in the center of the circle. Fold the dough over the filling, making a half-moon shape. Pinch edges to seal the dumpling. Set aside and continue making dumplings.

6. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add ½ tsp salt and drop about half the dumplings into the pot. Stir the dumplings so they don’t stick to the bottom. Boil for about 5 minutes.

7. Scoop out dumplings and cook the other half in similar manner. Serve hot. Soy sauce optional.

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