Chinese Chicken Dumplings

Chinese Chicken Dumplings
Makes 25 Prep Time 30 minutes Cook Time 15 minutes

Ingredients


  • Dumpling Filling:
  • 150g chicken mince
  • 1 tsp finely chopped lemongrass
  • ½ tsp finely minced ginger
  • 1 cup finely chopped cabbage
  • 1 spring onion, chopped
  • Handful fresh coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1 tsp chicken stock powder
  • 2 tsp cornflour
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp Wattie's Bit on the Side Sweet Chilli Sauce

  • 25 dumpling wrappers

  • Sweet Chilli Dipping Sauce:
  • ½ cup Wattie's Bit on the Side Sweet Chilli Sauce
  • 1-2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • Handful fresh coriander leaves, chopped

Method

  1. To make the dumpling filling mix all the ingredients together.
  2. Wet the edge of a dumpling wrapper. Place a teaspoonful of the filling in the middle of the wrapper. Fold wrapper in half to form a semi circle. Pinch the sides of the wrapper to seal the mixture. Crimp the seal to form pleats, or use the tynes of a fork. Stand dumpling, seam side up on a tray lined with baking paper. Repeat with remaining filling and wrappers, keeping them separate on the tray to avoid the dumplings sticking together.
  3. Steam over boiling water in a bamboo steamer or metal steamer, lined with baking paper for 10-12 minutes, until dumplings are tender and filling cooked. Remove from the steamer and stand for 1-2 minutes, before serving them with the dipping sauce.
  4. To make the dumplings crispy. Heat a little oil in a non stick frying pan. Place the steamed dumplings seam side up into the pan and cook over a medium heat until the bases are golden and crispy
  5. To Make the Dipping Sauce: Whisk ingredients together.

Tips

Dumplings can be frozen. Place on a tray lined with baking paper – seam side uppermost. Once frozen pack into sealable plastic bags. Cook dumplings from frozen. Cooking time will be 13-15 minutes. Dumplings can be frozen for up to 1 month.

Dumpling wrappers can be found at most Asian food stores.

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