About This Recipe:
Making dumplings at home can seem intimidating, but it is actually as easy as can be! Buying pre-made dumpling wrappers really quickens the process, and the Twin Marquis brand of wrappers are great and semi easy to find. Pork and chive dumplings are super traditional, but if you cannot find Chinese chives (which are also called garlic chives,) you can of course substitute it with another vegetable such as cabbage, mushrooms, or edamame. I don’t make the filling too salty because I know that I am going to dunk my dumplings in sauce- I use soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, and chili garlic paste.
Ingredients (50 dumplings)
-50 dumpling wrappers
-1 lb ground pork
-2 cups Chinese “garlic” chives, finely chopped
-2 tbls sesame oil
-2 tbls soy sauce
-2 tbls vegetable oil
Instructions (25 minutes)
1. In a large bowl, mix together the pork, chives, sesame oil, soy sauce, and vegetable oil.
2. Take a wrapper, and place 1 tbl of the filling in the center. Then brush the edges of the wrapper with water to help seal the dough, fold the wrapper in half, and crimp.
3. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook the dumplings for 5-6 minutes until they float. Do this in multiple batches, and serve with additional soy sauce.