We got the most awesome wedding gift last week in the mail from my cousins in Florida!
I decided we needed a Wok, so at the last minute, I registered for this awesome gift set from Sur la Table. It came with a steamer and a dumpling press!
It came last weekend and we were dying to use it. So, dumplings for dinner, it was!
I went online and found a recipe, and found it it's SUPER easy. All I needed was
and Won Ton Wrappers.
Easy, right? Well, Whole Foods had everything I needed, except the won ton wrappers. Neither did Trader Joe's, or Lazy Acres. Awesome. So I went back online and found out that won ton wrappers are made from two things:
So I made the dough, and while I did that, I prepped the filling.
Once the filling was ready, I used the circular side of the press and cut out my dough
Laid it on the press
Put a small scoop of filling on it
And closed it up!
Here they are laid out on the steamer basket...
Then, the steamer basket gets placed on the wok, which has 1/2 inch of water in it
They steam for 8-10 minutes and then you have these!
Surprisingly, they were pretty perfect. I could have made the dough a little thinner, but still super good. Next time, I think I'm going to try a gluten free flour, and maybe a chicken filling, to see if I can make them Mom and Sammi friendly. With a little cucumber salad and Nigori Sake, it made for a pretty great, and mostly healthy meal!
(Sorry for the horrible photos - as usual...)