dumplings

Dumplings

These beef mince steamed dumplings are fun to make and even more so if you have a helper or two. Use whatever combination of meat and or veggies to suit the tastes of your masses. Pictured here rolled in two different styles.

Dumplings

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Serves: 25

Ingredients
  • 500g beef mince
  • 4 shallots
  • small handful of green beans
  • 1 carrot grated
  • 4-5 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • sprinkle sesame seeds
  • 1 pack wonton wrappers for dumplings
Method
  1. Make the filling by first heating a little oil in a frying pan and add the veggies, all chopped as finely as possible, along with the ginger and garlic.
  2. When starting to soften, add the mince. Break it up as much as possible.
  3. Add the soy sauce and honey and stir through, when evenly done take off the heat, transfer to a bowel and set aside to cool.
  4. Using the wonton wrappers I used two different styles to wrap the dumplings: firstly place about 2 teaspoons of mixture to the middle, gather all 4 corners together and twist with a firm squeeze.
  5. Secondly you can fold them in an envelope by placing around the same 2 teaspoons of filling and fold along the diagonal. Wet the edges to seal and press around the joined edges with a fork. Fold sides to back and roll gently.
  6. Steam dumplings gently for 10 minutes. Be careful as they can fall apart and stick together so to play it safe cook them in the dish you will serve them in (like a bamboo steamer).

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