Pork, Cilantro & Chive Dumplings Pork, Cilantro & Chive Dumplings

Photography: Maya Visnyei | Food Styling: Michael Elliott and Judyinc.com | Prop Styling: Geary House

  • Total time 40 minutes
  • Portion size 68 servings



In large bowl, stir together pork, cilantro, chives, ginger, rice wine, soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, salt, white pepper and hot pepper flakes (if using).

Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Place bowl of water on work surface. Using finger, brush edge of 1 dumpling wrapper with water. Place heaping 1 tsp pork mixture in centre of wrapper; fold dough over to line up edges. Pinch and fold edge into pleats to seal; press lightly to flatten bottom. Place dumpling seam side up on prepared pan; cover with damp towel. Repeat with remaining wrappers and filling.

To steam in batches
Pour enough water into wok to allow for steamer basket; bring to boil. Line bottom of steamer basket with parchment paper; arrange dumplings seam side up in basket, without touching one another. Carefully place steamer in wok; cover and steam, adding more water to wok as needed, until dumplings are firm and cooked through, about 10 minutes. Repeat with remaining dumplings.

To fry in batches, pot sticker-style

In large nonstick skillet, heat 2 tsp canola oil over medium-high heat; arrange dumplings seam side up in pan, without touching one another. Cook until bottoms are light brown, about 1 minute. Pour in enough water to come 1⁄4 inch up side of pan. Cover and reduce heat to medium; cook without turning until dumplings are translucent and almost no liquid remains, 5 to 6 minutes. Uncover and increase heat to medium-high; cook, turning occasionally, until browned on all sides and no liquid remains, about 5 minutes.

Serve with Soy Dipping Sauce, if desired.

Test Kitchen Make-Ahead: Omit green onion; cover and store in refrigerator for up to three days, adding green onion just before serving.

Test Kitchen Tip: If you prefer, make your own dumpling wrappers using our Dumpling Dough recipe; it seals around the filling and holds pleats without any need to brush the edge with water.

Nutritional facts PER DUMPLING about

  • Fibre 0 g
  • Sodium 98 mg
  • Protein 2 g
  • Calories 33
  • Total fat 1 g
  • Cholesterol 5 mg
  • Saturated fat 0 g
  • Total carbohydrate 4 g
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Pork, Cilantro & Chive Dumplings