Posted by: icmadoptionnetwork | February 6, 2013

What to eat this Sunday?

As yesterday’s post discussed, this Sunday is the Chinese New Year. One fun thing that you can do as a family to celebrate this holiday is to make Dumplings! Here is a recipe:

Jiaozi – Chinese Pork Dumplings

2 pounds ground pork

2 tablespoons soy sauce

1 cup chopped green onion

1 egg

1 1/2 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons sesame oil

2 teaspoons chopped ginger

1 whole chopped Chinese cabbage (napa cabbage)

2 packages of round dumpling wrappers

Mix all ingredients (except wrappers) in a large bowl with a wooden spoon.

Place 1 tablespoon of the mixture in the center of a round dumpling wrapper. Dip your finger in a small bowl of water, wet the edges of the dumpling wrapper. Fold the dumpling in a semicircle shape. Pinch the center and fold in the edges, then pinch it tightly closed.

Add about 30 dumplings (or fewer, depending on size of pot) to rapid boiling water over medium high heat. Once the water returns to a boil, add a cup of cold water. When the water returns to a boil, repeat this.

Make sure the dumplings are well done by cutting one in half. The pork should be white with no traces of pink. If the dumplings are not done, repeat adding cold water once more. Over boiling will soften your dumplings and cause breakage.

Serve on a flat plate with soy sauce, garlic, or rice vinegar. Makes 100 dumplings.

These dumplings freeze well. Freeze before the boiling process. When ready to use, remove from freezer and take directly to the boiling process. Also, experiment with adding your favorite vegetable to the pork mixture.



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