So people really try to make cooking dumplings very hard. While it may be one of the easiest things on earth to do. I remember the first time I made them. I was not impressed with my own cooking, which is never the case. So instead of following a recipe, I created my own recipe. And let me tell you these were one thousand times better than the recipe that I got from the Internet.
Something that is so delicate in flavor needs to have delicate flavors that combine in a taste of delightfulness for the pallet. With dumplings there are some main ingredients that go into most dumplings. And you can mix and match how you deem necessary in your dumplings.
The basic ingredients are:
Green Onions “Scallions”
Napa cabbage (for cooking purposes)
So simple right? Yes it really is. I talk all these ingredients and just put them in the food chopper. The next list of ingredients will depend on the type of dumplings you wish to make. Keep in mind that when cooking dumplings with meat it is extremely important to get the right balance. Or else the meat will come out with no flavor. This is what happened during my first recipe that I got online and I was pissed. There is quite a bit of prep work involved, but the cooking time is only about ten minutes.
You will need:
Pan for steamer
Pan for frying
Such simple ingredients do not take much to cook. They are done before you are even ready to set the table. And you can make a ton of them. Now for the meat and or seafood.
Stuff your dumplings with:
There are so many great things you can put into dumplings it is really quite amazing. If you like spicy just buy some red pepper chili oil and add it in. Wrapping the dumplings is a bit tedious but is very easy. It becomes tedious because there are so many dumplings to wrap up.
How to Wrap
You literally just take a bowl of water. Dip your fingers into the water and put your wet finger around the edge of the dumpling wrap. Then put in the filling and seal at the way around like ravioli. Place it on top of the leaves of the Napa cabbage that are in the bamboo steamer. Then it ‘s time for cooking. Steam for 10 minutes and then you can eat these little delicious bundles of joy.