I think we have already established that I am a bit of an Asian food fanatic and my latest escapades in the kitchen definitely do not suggest otherwise! Though these little morsels may look complicated and perhaps more effort than they’re worth..think again!! Once you’ve got all the ingredients in front of you they are actually super easy to prepare and only take a few minutes to cook! And the best part? You can alter the filling ingredients all you like to keep things interesting! I’m thinking adding some seafood into the mix may be next on my list of things to try! These dumplings are the perfect party starters or as a delicious little meal on their own!
Chicken, Coriander and Corn Dumplings
(Makes 20-25 dumplings. Serves 5-6 for Entree)
- 250g chicken breast mince
- 1 tsp crushed garlic
- 1 tsp minced ginger
- ¼ bunch coriander, finely chopped, plus extra to garnish
- 2 shallots finely chopped
- kernels from 1 large corn cob
- ½ packet round wonton wrappers
For the dipping sauce:
- 2-3 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
- 2 tsp sesame oil
What to do…
For the dipping sauce, place all ingredients in a small serving bowl and stir to combine. Set aside until ready to serve.
For the dumplings, place all the filling ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix well to combine. Place a heaped teaspoon of filling onto one half of each wrapper. Then run a damp finger around the edge of the wrapper before folding and pleating the
edges to seal. Set aside under a damp cloth until ready to cook.
Place a large steamer lined with baking paper over a large saucepan or wok of simmering water. Steam the dumplings in batches for 4-5 minutes or until cooked through. Transfer to a serving plate to cover and keep warm.
Serve with the homemade dipping sauce and enjoy with friends over a lovely glass of Pinot Gris or crisp lager.