I want to share our recipe for steamed pork dumplings. These can be served as an appetizer with dipping sauce or cooked in chicken broth to make your own pork wonton soup. Either way, they’re absolutely delicious, inexpensive and easy to make at home. Enjoy!
The Best Steamed Pork Dumplings
- 2 ½ tablespoons sesame oil
- 1 small bowl water
- ½ pound ground pork (minced pork)
- 1 ½ cups cabbage - chopped
- 1 ½ cups carrots
- 1 ½ cups celery
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 pinch ground black pepper
- ½ teaspoon sugar (white sugar) - granulated
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- ½ teaspoon oyster sauce
- ½ tablespoon soy sauce
- ½ tablespoon sesame oil
- ½ tablespoon ginger - chopped
- 2 tablespoons green onions (scallions or green shallots) - chopped
- Place ground pork and chopped vegetables in a large mixing bowl. Add salt, pepper, sugar, corn starch, oyster sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil, wine/sake, ginger, and green onions to the mixing bowl. With clean hands, combine ingredients until well-blended.
- Place 1 ½ teaspoon of filling in the center of each dough wrap. Dip your fingertips in a small bowl of water and wet the top edge of the dough. Fold in half, matching the dry edge to the damp edge and pleat to seal. (Note: This step is infinitely easier with an Asian dumpling press like the one pictured above.) Repeat with the remaining dough wraps.
- Arrange the dumplings in a bamboo or stainless steel steamer and cook them for 8-10 minutes.
- Serve immediately with dipping sauce. The recipe makes 36 dumplings.