Dim Sum/ Yum Cha, Malaysian/ Chinese Cuisine, Pork, Recipes

Pork & Chive Dumplings Recipe

Jiao zi (饺子), or better known as dumplings, are commonly available at any Chinese restaurants that serves dim sum. Apart from that, there are also some cafe that serves solely on different types of dumplings. There are many different varieties and shape of dumplings available, and can be cooked in a few ways such as steamed, boiled or pan fry.

Nowadays, dumplings are getting it’s popularity here in NZ. Dumplings are available to order as snack bars in some places, and some food trucks sells them too. Hence it’s not necessarily available at the Chinese restaurant or cafe only.

But do you know, in certain parts of China, dumplings are one of the must have during Chinese New Year eve as it symbolises wealth and longevity. Family members will gather around to wrap the dumplings and eat them together once midnight strikes. Usually the dumplings are being wrapped to resembles the gold ingots which represents the Chinese olden days currency.

There are many different types of dumpling fillings available. It can be a filled with meat or vegetables or a combinations of both. Today, I made the pork and chive dumplings which are commonly available at a dim sum restaurants.

If you are interested to make your own dumpling skins from scratch, you can refer to my recipe here.

Dumplings can always be made in advanced. Once dumplings are made, arrange them nicely without touching each other on a plate or tray layered with baking paper. Cover with cling film, and freeze them in the freezer until they are hard before transfering to a zip lock bag. With dumpling available in the freezer, cravings can be satisfied at any time or any day. All you need to do is just steamed the frozen dumplings over high heat for about 30 minutes, and it’s ready!

 

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INGREDIENTS 
Makes 30 – 35 pcs

200g garlic chives/ Chinese chives
1/2 tsp salt

350g lean minced pork
150g fatty minced pork
1 tbsp cornstarch
1 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp shaoxing wine
1 tsp sesame oil
1″ ginger, grated and juiced

Dumpling wrappers
Water

STEPS


1. Finely chop the chives, then mix it well with salt. Set aside until the chives wilted.

2. In a bowl, add in minced park and all it’s seasonings. Mix well.

3. Set aside to marinate for at least 30 minutes.

My seasonings for the dumplings are not salty at all, as I always serve my dumplings with sweet sauce and chilli sauce. However, if you like to ensure your dumplings have enough seasonings, you can always take a small amount of fillings and boil it till cooked. Then taste and adjust the seasonings as accordingly.

4. Place a piece of dumpling wrapper at the centre of your palm.

5. Add 1/2 tbsp of pork filling onto the centre of the wrapper.

6. Moisten the edge of the dumpling with some water.

7. Fold the wrapper into half.

8. Pleat the dumplings from edges, and lastly pinched the end tightly.

9. Repeat steps 4 – 8 until all the fillings are used up.

10. Steam the dumplings over high heat for 25 minutes, serve immediately.

Pork & Chive Dumplings Recipe

  • Servings: 30 - 35 pcs
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 200g garlic chives/ Chinese chives
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 350g lean minced pork
  • 150g fatty minced pork
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp shaoxing wine
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1″ ginger, grated and juiced
  • Dumpling wrappers
  • Water

Directions

  1. Finely chop the chives, then mix it well with salt. Set aside until the chives wilted.
  2. Finely chop the chives, then mix it well with salt. Set aside until the chives wilted.
  3. Set aside to marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Place a piece of dumpling wrapper at the centre of your palm.
  5. Add 1/2 tbsp of pork filling onto the centre of the wrapper.
  6. Moisten the edge of the dumpling with some water.
  7. Fold the wrapper into half.
  8. Pleat the dumplings from edges, and lastly pinched the end tightly.
  9. Repeat steps 4 – 8 until all the fillings are used up.
  10. Steam the dumplings over high heat for 25 minutes, serve immediately.

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