Wednesday, September 20, 2006

my minimal dumplings (pan-fried, guo-tie)

Growing up, we were always enlisted to help wrap dumplings. It may have been the beginnings of my culinary adventures, but it wasn't really my favorite thing to do at the time. The benefit is that I can now do it without really thinking, so it's something to do while watching TV.

minimalist dumplings
I make extremely minimal dumplings: pork, napa cabbage, green onions, and garlic. There are lots of variations out there involving shrimp, or chinese chives, but in the end, I just like the basics. The other weird thing I do is freeze them right away for cooking on those too-tired-to-cook days. I rarely eat them right after making them. D and I wrapped these on Tuesday night (while watching the Tick [thanks G&R!]), and then had some for lunch the next day.
[ground pork, napa cabbage, dumpling wrappers, green onions, garlic, soy sauce, sesame oil, salt, pepper; dipping sauce: soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, chili sauce]


Anonymous Anonymous said...

your dumplings look great. you wrap them so well—so neat and uniform. ;) blue plate

p.s. the bunny dipping sauce bowl is very cute, too.

21/9/06 13:45  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you do a dumpling workshop sometime at the loft? Scott and I would be willing to pay! And, you watched the Tick! I still remember the episode where he tried to use his high school level french to get out of a tight situation.

22/9/06 11:53  
Blogger sue said...

bp, ha ha, that's what years of practice will do to you. perfectly uniform dumplings.

sora, once we get the bookshelves up and the boxes cleared up, we'll have you and scott over for a dumpling workshop. (And we can even eat them right away, instead of my freaky "wartime mentality" of freezing and saving them....who knows where that came from.)

24/9/06 19:47  
Blogger mikewilkes said...

Your photos are nice, I bet you could sell them as stock if you wanted. Also it'd be great if you posted a few recipes, I would have liked to try this one—as a jew I have no family dumpling recipe to rely on, or at least not one with pork

27/1/09 13:25  

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