One of my favorites foods is chinese dumplings.
A dumpling is ground meat and chopped vegetables
in a dumpling wrapper made of dough. Dumplings
are a popular food for chinese new year as wel as
al year round, I like to eat dumplings al year around.
Making dumplings is a fun activity for our family.
I make the dumplings and my parents cook them.
Dumplings can be cooked 3 ways- steamed, boiled
or pan fried. I like pan fried the best.
Dumplings are my favorite because they are fun to
make and they taste good.
This is the traditional fil ing for Chinese dumplings.
You can substitute finely chopped shrimp for the pork
for better texture or flavor. Serve this with an assortment
of condiments (soy sauce, rice vinegar, black vinegar,
chili sauce, sesame oil,chopped scal ions) and mix up
your own dipping sauce.
1/2 lb. ground pork
2 cups napa cabbage, chopped
3 tsp. soy sauce
1/2 tsp. sesame oil
tsp. salt
1 package dumpling wrappers (~ 40 per package)
Water for sealing dumpling
Add 1/3 cup of water to the pan. Cover and cook
Combine the first five ingredients in a large bowl
on medium-low heat for five minutes.
and stir wel . To check for adequate seasoning, stir-
Remove cover. If there's stil liquid in the pan,
fry a smal bal of the mixture and taste. Adjust
continue cooking uncovered until the liquid evaporates.
seasonings as necessary.
Transfer to a plate and serve.
Drop a smal portion of fil ing into the center of
It takes 1.5 hours or less, depending on how many
a wrapper. Moisten edge of dumpling wrapper with
people are helping.
water, then fold and pleat to encase. Continue until
you've used up al the fil ing.
Makes approximately 40 dumplings (enough for 3
Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a skil et on medium heat.
to 4 people).
Arrange the dumplings in the pan and cook until the
bottoms are nicely browned. You may need to do
Al recipes and experiments
should be done with adult
this in batches depending on the size of your pan.