Kid-Friendly Dumpling Recipe | The Food Lab Junior

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Ingredients (19)

  • 1/2 pound (225g) finely minced Napa or green cabbage (about 1/2 a small head)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons (6g) Diamond Crystal kosher salt, divided (for table salt, use half as much by volume or use the same weight)
  • 1/2 pound (225g) ground pork
  • 4 ounces (113g) peeled frozen shrimp, thawed and roughly chopped
  • 2 teaspoons (8g) sugar
  • Up to 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic from about 3 medium cloves (optional)
  • Up to 1 teaspoon minced peeled fresh ginger (optional)
  • Up to 1/4 cup minced scallions (optional)
  • Up to 2 tablespoons minced fresh herbs such as cilantro, basil, mint, or dill (optional)
  • Up to 1 teaspoon (5ml) toasted sesame oil (optional)
  • Up to 1 teaspoon (5ml) soy sauce (optional)
  • Up to 1/2 teaspoon white pepper powder (optional)
  • 1 package dumpling wrappers (40 to 50 wrappers)
  • Vegetable or canola oil, for cooking
  • 2 teaspoons (8g) sugar
  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) hot water
  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon (15ml) Chinkiang, rice, or balsamic vinegar
  • Aromatics such as garlic, ginger, sesame oil, and minced scallions, as desired

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