The Chinese New Year is one of China's most culturally significant holidays and celebrations are
currently underway to ring in The Year of the Rabbit. The Chinese New Year is steeped in tradition, much of which includes cooking traditional Chinese dishes and uniting whole families together to remember their ancestors and deceased family over a home-cooked meal.
Since we at Mission are always interested in the culinary side of these occasions, we dug around and found a few dishes that are customarily made during this 15 day festival. In addition, we have provided links to our website with some of the Asian cookware that will be necessary to make these meals. Check back every so often for a new Asian recipe/ tid bit regarding Asian cooking.
Homemade Pork Dumplings
Original recipe yield: 100 dumplings
100 (3.5 inch square) wonton wrappers
1 3/4 pounds ground pork
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onion
4 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons sesame oil
1 egg, beaten
5 cups finely shredded Chinese cabbage
1. In a large bowl, combine the pork, ginger, garlic, green onion, soy sauce, sesame oil, egg and cabbage. Stir until well mixed.
2. Place 1 heaping teaspoon of pork filling onto each wonton skin. Moisten edges with water and fold edges over to form a triangle shape. Roll edges slightly to seal in filling. Set dumplings aside on a lightly floured surface until ready to cook.
3. To Cook: Steam dumplings in a covered bamboo or metal steamer for about 15 to 20 minutes. Serve immediately with soy sauce or sauce or your choosing.
What You'll Need:
Asian Steamer (Bamboo or Metal)
Large Mixing Bowl
Cutting Board & Knife (For prep work)
Chopsticks, Soy Sauce Bottle, other Asian servers and utensils
Recipe Courtesy of Allrecipes.com