Basic Asian Dumpling Filling Recipe

As promised in last night's Asian Style Dumpling & Potsticker Cooking Hangout... (cooking starts @ 3:45 marker)

...a fairly basic Asian Style Dumpling filling recipe! You can watch the video for filling and folding instructions, or check out LAM's Mandoo (Mandu) Recipe for filling and folding instructions as well as cooking instructions. :)

Basic Asian Style Dumpling/Potsticker Filling
Fills at least 100 Dumplings/Potstickers

- 1 pound ground meat (pork, chicken, beef or turkey are all fine)*
- 1 Tablespoon oil
- 1/4 medium head green cabbage, finely chopped
- 1/2 a medium onion, minced
- 1 medium carrot, minced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 large green onion, finely chopped
- 1 cup boiled, rinsed and well drained Asian vermicelli or glass noodles, chopped in 1/4" pieces (shirataki noodles also work - they usually come precooked so just drain them very well before chopping. If you can't find any of the above, you can just omit the noodles and use just a little less soy sauce for seasoning to start.)
- 3 Tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 Tablespoon toasted sesame oil
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- salt if needed to adjust seasoning

* If you'd like to go meatless, a pound of firm tofu that's been crumbled and drained overnight in a fine sieve plus a large egg, whisked, can substitute

1) In a large saute pan preheated to medium and oiled with 1 Tablespoon of oil, sweat the cabbage, onion, carrot, and garlic until the cabbage and onions are translucent and the pieces of carrot are tender, stirring occasionally. This should take 12 to 15 minutes.

Spread the veg on a plate and let it cool.

2) In a large mixing bowl, combine all the other ingredients with the veg mixture gently and thoroughly until everything's been evenly mixed and incorporate. Adjust seasoning if needed.

And that's it! Some basic dumpling filling that can be used for wontons, mandoo, gyoza, eggrolls...

Leftovers make great meatballs or meat patties that you can fry up and make into loco moco if you'd like. :)




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