Torafuku Dumplings by Executive Chef Clement Chan, Torafuku
100 (3½-inch round) wonton wrappers
1lb (453g) ground pork
1 tablespoon minced ginger
4 cloves minced garlic
2 tablespoon chopped green onion
4 tablespoon soy sauce
3 tablespoon sesame oil
3 cups finely shredded green cabbage
2 pinches salt
In a large bowl, combine the pork, ginger, garlic, green onion, soy sauce, sesame oil, and cabbage. Mix well.
Place 1 teaspoon of pork filling onto each wonton wrap. Moisten the edges with water and fold edges over to form the shape you want. Set dumplings aside on a lightly floured surface until ready to cook.
Cook the dumplings in boiling water for 15 minutes till the dumplings float.
Classic Organic Gyoza, by Lisa Nakamura Nguyen, Program Manager, Nourish Café & Cooking School
"This recipe is great for parties, and can be paired with beer, ramen or a bowl of steamed Japanese rice."
Round gyoza dumpling wrappers (60-65 wrappers), can be bought at Asian grocery stores
2 cups (300g) organic ground pork
2 cups cabbage, finely chopped
1½ cup napa cabbage (suey choy), finely chopped
⅓ cup onion, chopped
1½ tbsp ginger, grated
1 large clove of garlic or 2 small cloves, minced
3 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tsp cane sugar
½ tsp white pepper
Prepare all filling ingredients as indicated. You can use a food processor for the cabbage (suey choy) and onion to shorten prep time.
Put all filling ingredients in a medium bowl, and mix together with hands until all the ingredients are blended well.
Wrap using dumpling wrappers.*
Cook (pan fry or steam) or freeze right away.
Enjoy with your favourite dumpling dipping sauce.
Yield: 60-65 dumplings
*Tip: Prepare a flour (1 tsp) and water (4 tsp) mixture in a small bowl. Before wrapping each dumpling, dip your finger in the mixture and draw a circle around the outer rim of the wrapper to create an adhesive. This will prevent water from seeping into the dumpling during the cooking process.
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