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Saturday, March 10, 2007

Dumplings in Soy Ginger Broth

This meal is so tasty and so easy to make. It requires a bit of patience through dumpling assembly, but no big deal!

Ginger Broth:
4 c water
1 1/2 c chicken broth
1 c soy sauce (I use reduced sodium)
3 inch piece of fresh ginger, minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
4 spring onions chopped
2 tbsp honey

In a pot, heat 1 tbsp vegetable oil and saute garlic, onions and ginger until tender. Add in the remaining ingredients and simmer for 20-30 minutes to let the flavors blend.

For the dumplings you will need:
1/2 lb ground chicken
2 tbsp minced garlic, ginger, lemongrass and soy sauce
1 egg yolk
1 tbsp red chili paste
1 green onion chopped finely
(you could also add some mushrooms and beansprouts to the mix but I didn't have any)
1 package prepared wonton wrappers

Mix first 8 ingredients together. Lay out several wonton wrappers at a time for easier assembly. Drop a small amount of the chicken mixture onto the center of each wonton wrapper. Using a bowl of cold water, dip your finger into the water and then trace the edges of the wonton wrapper to create a "glue". Fold the wonton wrapper into a triangle and press down on all the sides making sure to have a good seal on the filling inside. Take the opposing corners of the triangle and bring together with a pinch to form a shape similar to a tortelloni.

Once you have your dumplings assembled, add to a gently simmering broth and allow to cook for about 7 minutes.
Serve immediately.
**Cooks note: This makes a ton of dumplings! Suggestions: 1)Don't fill all of your dumplings and make more the following day. Deep fry in peanut oil or wok fry and eat in a crispier version. **

1 comment:

Sara said...

i can't wait to make this!