Chinese New Year Pork Dumplings


The Chinese New Year begins on Monday, February 8th and what better way to celebrate the
Year of the Monkey than with these delicious pork dumplings.

 

finished Pork Dumplings in Soup Spoons

 

Sauce
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon chopped scallion
1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
1 teaspoon chile-garlic sauce (or Sriracha)

 

dipping sauce

 

Combine sauce ingredients in small bowl and set aside.

Dumplings
1 pound ground pork
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 egg
2 tablespoons chopped scallions
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
50 wonton wrappers (square or round)
bowl of water

 

meat mixture

 

Mix pork, garlic, egg, scallions, soy sauce, sesame oil, and ginger in large bowl.

 

spooning meat for dumplings

 

Place wonton wrapper on a lightly floured work surface and place a heaping teaspoon of filling in
the middle of the wrapper.

 

meat on dumpling

 

Wet the edges of 2 sides and fold into a triangle.

 

wet sides and fold into triangle

 

Seal and wet the other corners and fold together so the other corners are touching. Repeat with
remaining wrappers and filling.

 

dumpling in a triangle

 

You can fold the dumplings almost anyway.

 

fold triangle edges in

 

If you are using a round wonton wrapper you can crimp the sides together in pleats or just make a
simple half moon.

 

finished dumplings ready for boiling water or to be pan fried

 

Boil water in a large pot. Drop the dumplings into the boiling water. Cook for about 5 to 8 minutes.
When the dumplings float to the top they should be done. You can also cook the dumplings by
steaming them or pan frying them in oil.

 

dumplings and sauce

 

Serve hot with dipping sauce.

You can also add the dumplings to soup or place them on Chinese soup spoons with a dab of
dipping sauce and serve as hors d’oeuvres.

 

Pork Dumplings in Spoons

 

Easy! Done! Enjoy!

 

Plan-it Vicki is the brainchild of Vicki Ross, an experienced Event Planner located in the
Hartford, Connecticut suburb of Avon.  Vicki has created celebrations all over the Connecticut
Valley and as far west as the Litchfield hills and south towards Danbury.  She and her staff provide
services for small, intimate dinner parties and large, full-scale events such as weddings and
bar and bat mitzvahs.  Vicki can be reached at www.plan-itvicki.com or by email at:
events@plan-itvicki.com.

 

Chinese New Year Pork Dumplings
 
Author:
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Asian
Serves: 8
Ingredients
Sauce
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped scallion
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon chile-garlic sauce (or Sriracha)
Dumplings
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons chopped scallions
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1½ teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 50 wonton wrappers (square or round)
  • bowl of water
Instructions
  1. Combine sauce ingredients in small bowl and set aside. Mix pork, garlic, egg, scallions, soy sauce, sesame oil, and ginger in large bowl. Place wonton wrapper on a lightly floured work surface and place a heaping teaspoon of filling in middle of wrapper. Wet the edges of 2 sides and fold into triangle. Seal and wet the other corners and fold together so the other corners are touching. Repeat with remaining wrappers and filling. You can fold the dumplings almost anyway. If you are using a round wonton wrapper you can crimp the sides together in pleats or just make a simple half moon. Boil water in a large pot. Drop the dumplings into the boiling water. Cook for about 5 to 8 minutes. When the dumplings float to the top they should be done. You can also cook the dumplings by steaming them or pan frying them in oil. Serve hot with dipping sauce.
Notes
You can also add the dumplings to soup or place them on Chinese soup spoons with a dab of dipping sauce and serve as hors d’oeuvres.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 351 Fat: 15g Saturated fat: 5g Unsaturated fat: 8g Carbohydrates: 32g Sugar: 1g Sodium: 1461mg Fiber: 1g Protein: 22g Cholesterol: 81mg

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