I love dumplings. Love. This is one of my favorite ways to eat them. They are juicy, moist and delicious. They take no time at all to boil. They are a bit of a pain in the ass to roll, but it’s worth it, trust me.
You can fill them with so many different things……shrimp, pork, ground beef, veggies. They are all good. My all time favorite is ground pork with green onion and kimchee. OH!!! They are just so good.
I ordered some spicy boiled dumplings years ago at my favorite Chinese eatery. They were swimming in the spiciest sauce I have ever had. My tongue was on fire and I was sweating, but I just couldn’t stop eating them. This is my version of those dumplings. These aren’t quite as spicy, but still good. The are delicious served with a side of rice.
1 package won ton wrappers
1/2 lb ground pork (or finely minced raw shrimp, chicken or cabbage)
2 green onions, minced
1 tsp grated fresh ginger
1 clove fresh garlic, minced finely
1 tsp soy sauce
Mix together the raw ground pork, ginger, green onion and soy sauce.
Lay out the won ton wrappers and place about a teaspoon of mixture onto each wrapper. Slightly wet the edges and fold over, pressing to seal the edges. Cover with a dish towel and set aside.
Boil a large pot of water while preparing the sauce.
Sauce: Mix together the following…..
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tsp grated ginger (I like more ginger)
2 tsp white vinegar
1/2 cup chili paste (I use Sambal, as pictured above)
1/4 cup water
2 tsp vegetable oil
Once the water is boiling, reduce the heat to a simmer. Carefully place the dumplings one by one, into the boiling water. Don’t put too many in the pot at one tine. Dumplings will float to the top. Allow to cook about 2 minutes and then flip them all over and cook another 2 minutes. Remove one of them from the water and cut it in half to check if the pork is cooked. Carefully remove the dumplings one by one and place them in a platter or shallow bowl.
Pour the sauce all over the top of the dumplings. Serve immediately. Serve with hot steamed rice.