Turkey: Steamed Chinese Dumplings and Dipping Sauce

posted by glenda 05-01-103 11:16 AM

Steamed Chinese Dumplings and Dipping Sauce

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cold water
6 ounces boiling water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

Dumpling Filling:
1 lb ground pork or ground turkey
3 tablespoons minced scallions
shredded cabbage (amount depends on how much you wish to use)
1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons dry sherry
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon salt

Dipping Sauce:
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon minced scallions
1 teaspoon minced garlic

Divide the flour into two separate bowls. In first bowl, add 1/4 cup of cold water and mix with a spoon until a dough forms. In second bowl, add 6 oz of boiling water and mix with a spoon until a dough forms. Place 1 tbs. of additional flour on a work surface. Remove the dough from the bowls and knead them together on the floured work surface for 10 minutes. Form the dough into a ball and then cover with a dry cloth and allow it to rest for 1 hour.

Divide the dough into 24 evenly sized pieces by cutting the dough ball into 1/8's. Roll the pieces into a log and cut it into three, then roll the dough into little balls using additional flour if necessary flatten the dough In the palm of your hand-- into 3 1/2 inch circles.

In a medium sized bowl, combine the ground pork or ground turkey, minced scallion, cabbage, grated ginger, dry sherry, soy sauce, sesame oil and salt thoroughly. Using the dough circles, place 1 tbs. of meat filling in the middle. Fold the dough circle in half over the filling to make a half moon shape. Press the edges together to seal the dumpling. Turn the dumpling so the straight edge is facing you. Fold the two corners located at 9 and 3 o'clock to the center at 12 o'clock and press the dough to seal.

Cook the dumplings in two batches in boiling water for 6 minutes. Remove from the water with a slotted spoon. Serve with dipping sauce.

Combine the soy sauce, sesame oil, minced scallions and minced garlic together and mix thoroughly. Place the dipping sauce into a serving dish. Drizzle the dipping sauce over the hot steamed dumplings before serving.

4 servings

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