7 EASY DUMPLINGS RECIPES

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7 EASY DUMPLINGS RECIPES!

Dumplings are one of my favourite things to eat – it’s the ultimate comfort food for me. I had made a big batch of dumplings and decided to cook it 7 ways because… why not?! 

Get ready for 7 different easy dumpling recipes, all of which are absolutely delicious. 

1. Steamed & Boiled Dumplings Recipe

INGREDIENTS

SERVES 1

As many dumplings as you can eat 


Thin slices of carrot (as many slices as the number of dumplings you want)

DIRECTIONS

Ok we are going to start off real simple and tick off the two most easy way to cook these dumplings – each often a menu item at your Chinese restaurant.

1. So fill up a pan with water, add your steamer and start boiling.

2. Slice up some carrots thinly, and use that as like your dumpling baking sheet.

3. Add your dumplings in and steam it for 15-20 minutes or until tender and cooked.

Alternatively, you can also boil it, so just put it in some water and once your dumplings rise to the top, they are ready to eat.

I find the dumpling wrapper to be less chewer if you boil than if you steam, and I also find boiling dumplings to be simpler, but honestly, in my opinion, both are equally delicious especially paired with your dumpling sauce which is, 1 part soy sauce, 1 part sesame oil and 1 part vinegar) 

2. Panfry Dumplings

INGREDIENTS

SERVES 2

250 ml water

50g flour

30g oil

1 teaspoon of salt 

8 pork and vegetable dumplings 

DIRECTIONS

1. Combine 250 mls of water with 50g of flour, 3 g of oil and a pinch of salt then mix it together thoroughly.

2. Heat up a pan with some oil and wipe of any excess oil with a paper towel before adding in your pork and vegetable dumplings. 

3. Once arranged, spoon in your batter that you’ve jsut .0Once that’s done, add in your batter. I added enough to coat the pan and then let it cook with the lid on for a few minutes.

4. Keep cooking until the batter turns into a solid base, much like what you see in the video.

5. Take out of the pan, break apart and plate! 

3. Soup Dumplings

INGREDIENTS

SERVES 2

10 Shanghai wonton (pork & vegetable)

Broth:

1 cup water

1 cup chicken broth

Half a cup of carrots

Half a cup of wombok

2 x slices of ginger

DIRECTIONS

1.  Start with slicing some carrots and wombok. Place aside after they are sliced 

2. Add chicken broth and water to your pot and bring to boil.

3. Once boiling, add a couple slices of ginger, your sliced carrots and wombok into the pot. 

4. While the broth is boiling, chop up some spring onions and cilantro and add it too a
bowl. I also add some soy sauce and sesame oil to it – it’s a great addition of flavour to your broth. 

5. Once the wontons rise to the top, they are ready to eat. Scoop it into your
bowl with the soy sauce and spring onions and add your broth into it too.

And there we have it – an extremely easy but tasty, wonton soup. 

4. Wonton Soup Noodles

INGREDIENTS

SERVES 2

10 Shanghai wonton (pork & vegetable)

Broth: 
1 cup water

1 cup chicken broth

Half a cup of carrots

Half a cup of wombok

2 x slices of ginger

10 Shanghai wonton (pork & vegetable)

 

DIRECTIONS

Now if just wonton isn’t enough and you are looking for more than just a snack – add some noodles to it. and any kind of noodles is find really. My preference is the vermicelli; I love that stuff so much I always have a box of it at home. 

The directions to this is exactly the same as for the wonton soup, except this time you add noodles to your broth as well. Enjoy!

5. Chili Oil & Vinegar Wonton

Hong You Chao Sou (红油抄手)

INGREDIENTS

SERVES 2

10 Shanghai wonton (pork & vegetable)

Sauce mix:

1 tablespoon vinegar

1 tablespoon soy sauce

1 tablespoon oyster sauce

1 teaspoon sugar

1 clove chopped garlic handful of spring onions & coriander

Chilli Oil (amount to your preference)

DIRECTIONS

1. To start, boil some wontons, the Shanghainese wontons are what I’d recommend you use for this dish. 

2. Chop up your garlic, spring onions and coriander.

3. Add 1 tablespoon of oyster sauce, 1 tablespoon of soy sauce, 1 tablespoon of chinking vinegar, 1 teaspoon of sugar, 1 clove of garlic and then mix thoroughly.

4. Then in another bowl, add your spring onions and cilantro and add a few tablespoons of your sauce mix into the bowl.

5. Add your freshly cooked dumplings into that bowl and start mixing thoroughly so that all  sauce mix coats over your wontons. 

6. As you are mixing your wontons, add some chili oil and then top it off with some additional spring onion and coriander, and there we have it – our wonton tossed in chili oil and vinegar. 

 

6. Fried Wontons

INGREDIENTS

SERVES 2

Pork & Prawn Wontons 

2-3 cups peanut oil 

sweet & sour sauce 

 

DIRECTIONS

1. Pour your own into a pot and start boiling. At the same time, throw a bit of wonton skill into the oil – the trick to getting the right oil temperature is to throw a bit of the wonton skin into and once it floats up, that’s when you know its ready.

2. Let them fry until they are golden brown and when rise to the top.

3. Then take the wontons out of the pot and let it rest for a while on a piece of kitchen paper so that the oil dries off. Once you’ve given it some time to rest, pour some sweet and sour sauce, and they are ready. 

7. Wonton Dry Noodles (Lo Mein)

INGREDIENTS

SERVES 2

10 Cantonese wontons (pork & prawn)

egg noodles 

Lo Mein Sauce mix:

1 tablespoon soy sauce

1 tablespoon oyster sauce 

1 teaspoon dark soy sauce

DIRECTIONS

Step 1. Start with making the sauce that we’ll be mixing these noodles in first. To a bowl add a table spoon of oyster sauce, a table spoon of soy sauce and a teaspoon of dark soy sauce before mixing it together.

Step 2. Heat up 4 tablespoons of oil and add a couple cloves of chopped garlic to it – this is going to be our garlic oil. You can smell the aroma of cooked garlic after a while, just be careful not to burn it. once the garlic is golden brown, pour it into a jar or a bowl / jar.

Step 3. nice the oil’s cooled, add a tablespoon of the garlic oil into your original sauce mixture and we have our sauce ready.

Step 4. Boil up some water in a pot and cook your egg noodles – but don’t it overcook; take it out of the water once it begins to soften. 

Step 5. Once noodles is cooked, drain the water and add to a new bowl. To the noodles add two teaspoons of sauce and toss with wontons. Adjust amount of sauce based on your liking. 

Step 6. Finish off with some additional spring onions, and serve. 

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