Easy Homemade Dumplings
It is very rare that I breakaway from my beloved cookbooks and try out a recipe on my own. I am a semi-confident cook but I am not so sure about my abilities in recipe developing. If you followed my last two postsyou’ll know that I am trying to be more fearless in the kitchen. I am attempting recipes that challenge me, in this case, I put a bet on myself that I could make a dumpling recipe that could become a weeknight staple.
My first attempt was meagre and needed some fine tuning. My second attempt was more acceptable. We had some friends coming over for dinner and I used the third attempt with some further tweeking to make these delicious and easy dumplings. They were perfect. My friends and I felt like we were eating like kings and queens.
I have since fried them like a gyoza and wrapped them into wonton dumplings. I’ve dipped them into soy sauce and smothered them in my Homemade XO Sauce. Whichever way that I have served it I have been very happy with it. If you ever try out these dumplings please let me know how you go.
Easy Homemade Dumplings
300g lean pork or chicken mince
150g raw prawns, diced
6 dried chinese mushrooms (shiitake will do)
2 spring onions, sliced finely
1 tablespoon light soy sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon salt
30 gow gee wrappers
Place dried mushrooms in a bowl and pour a cup of boiling water over it. Allow it to sit for 30 minutes. When ready, remove the stalks and finely dice the mushrooms. In another bowl mix all of the ingredients together (except for the gow gee wrappers). Leave in the fridge for 30 minutes. When ready, place a tablespoon of mixture in the middle of wrapper, moisten the edges with little bit of water, fold in half to make a half-moon shape. Place the dumplings in a steamer for 8-10 minutes.
Prerna@IndianSimmerJuly 19th at 2:40 am
Even I was a bit reluctant at one time to share recipes on my blog which I developed but after you see how well people take it it always pushes you to move forward. Your dumplings looks perfect and the photos as usual gorgeous!
yummychunkletJuly 19th at 5:07 am
Yum! I just got a new steam basket, so I’m excited to try this recipe!
Xiaolu @ 6 BittersweetsJuly 19th at 6:30 am
Lovely shots as usual. You’ve made even this non meat-eating girl drool. We used to sell a lot of wontons like these at the Chinese restaurant I waitressed for in college. Maybe I can make a veggie version 🙂
Heavenly HousewifeJuly 19th at 6:35 am
Simply stunning! I doubt you could get better at many restaurants. You are so talented!!
Maris (In Good Taste)July 19th at 7:30 am
kankanaJuly 19th at 8:56 am
I LOVE LOVE LOVE dumplings and I can never ever get enough of it. These looks so tempting.. i think I am going to make these again.
chocolatesuzeJuly 19th at 9:53 am
gorgeous pics and yum i heart dumplings!
Richard ElliotJuly 19th at 12:50 pm
They look great.
I made some pork and prawn dumplings a while ago. I wasn’t 100% happy with the results. The dumplings were good, but my accompanying soup wasn’t unfortunately!
bettyJuly 19th at 3:14 pm
i made prawn mushroom and tofu dumplings once, and it was so much fun! seeing this post makes me want to make them again 🙂
JoanneJuly 19th at 9:11 pm
Congratulations on your homemade dumplings! They do look like they ended up absolutely perfect.
JayJuly 19th at 9:41 pm
this is just awesome …yummy..
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JulianaJuly 20th at 4:40 am
Oh! Homemade dumplings are the best…I am just too lazy so I buy the ready made…now seeing yours really make me feel guilty because you make it sound so easy 🙂
Hope you are having a fantastic week!
Lyndsey ~The Tiny Skillet~July 20th at 6:09 am
Your dumplings look great, but the homemade XO looks fantastic! Will have to make that soon. I love homemade dumplings and it’s so nice to freeze the extra and pull them out for lunch or snack!
StevieJuly 20th at 10:52 am
I adore dumplings! Yours look so good! I could easily add more shrimp or something to make them pescatarian. Wow! I’m hungry now.
MikaJuly 20th at 9:10 pm
I love dumplings…and sesame oil…I love developing recipes!!! Sometimes it’s so frustrating, but when they work I’m so happy…I love that feeling… ^_^
TobyJuly 21st at 9:15 pm
O-M-JEEPERS, I adore dumplings – and they are so rarely done well. These look amazing Amy!
bonnieJuly 22nd at 5:42 am
homemade dumplings are the best!! I love your pics!!
Nami | Just One CookbookJuly 22nd at 5:50 pm
I love your flawless pictures… so perfect to convince everyone how delicious these dumplings are! Arrhhh I want to eat these right now. Drooling….
JoytiJuly 23rd at 1:18 am
They sound delicious. Its great to try out your own recipes…risky but fun.
The photographs are very nice too.
sugarpuffiJuly 28th at 12:12 pm
wow the dumplings looks great!
PeachieJuly 29th at 7:52 am
Lovely pics and dumplings too! Somehow, the ones I make never look as good as yours so I will have to try making them again soon!
SomAugust 4th at 11:13 pm
I just got back from home in India and I am craving these so bad! We call the similar dumplings Momo and this time I did not get to eat them, and it remains a big regret. These photographs are making me crave them ever worse now.
MaiAugust 5th at 7:41 am
wow, dumplings looks incredible! I want some right now! Awesome pictures too!
DarkbyteOctober 20th at 12:02 pm
Your dumplings look great. Will have to try them.
My partner is allergic to mushrooms. Do you think it will change the flavour greatly if I leave them out?
ShanaJuly 16th at 10:24 am
Made 30 of these the other night (no. of wrappers in the pack) for four people and they were sensational – could have done with more. With the remaining mix I made 4 spring rolls using rice paper wrappers and deep fried them – also delicious. Thanks – the only recipe I’ll use from now on.