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Chinese Appetizer Recipe - Chinese Dumpling

Basic Ingredients:

  • 1 1b. ground pork or beef or chicken
  • 2 cups Napa cabbage, finely shredded, drained
  • 2 cup bamboo shoots, finely shredded
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • teaspoon salt

Seasoning Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon white pepper
  • 4 tablespoon sesame-seed oil
  • cup green onion, minced
  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoons cooking wine
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced fresh ginger
  • 2 clove garlic, peeled and finely minced

Procedures:

      To make the dough, mix teaspoon salt with 1 1/2 cups water and 4 cups flour, knead the dough into a smooth ball. Cover the dough and let it sit for 40 minutes.
      To prepare the filling, add 1 teaspoon salt, pepper, sesame-seed oil, green onion, soy sauce, wine, ginger, garlic to the meat, stir in only one direction to mix. Then add Napa cabbage and bamboo shoots to mix well.
      To make the dumpling wrapper, knead the dough to form a long dough cylinder with about in. in diameter. Divide the dough into 70 pieces. Press and roll each piece into a circle about 3-inches in diameter.
      Place tablespoon of the filling into the middle of each wrapper, fold the dough over the filling into a half moon shape and pinch the edges to seal.
      To cook, broil a large pot of water, add the half of the dumplings, stir gently, bring the water to boil, add cup of cold water to release the boiling. Cover until the water boil again, add cup of cold water again. Cover and repeat the procedure for the third time, drain and remove the dumpling. Continue to cook the remainder half of the dumpling.
      Server the dumpling with dipping sauce. Dipping sauce could be made according to your flavor. One popular choice is mix 1 teaspoon chopped fresh ginger with 2 tablespoons dark vinegar.

Timing:20 minutes to prepare the filling, 1 hour to prepare the dough, 40 minutes to make the dumpling, 20 minutes to cook.

Tips: Cooked dumpling could be freeze, and pan-fried later to serve.

Taste: Rich, delicious flavor.

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