Chinese Pork Dim Sum Recipe: Top Foodie Favorite

By La Cuisinière | Appetizers

Dec 19
Steamed Dim Sum

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Dim Sum filled with pork have to be my absolute favorite, homemade Chinese dumplings!

In fact, I drove all the way to New Jersey to participate in a hands on cooking lesson/group lunch to learn how to make these pork dim sum. We prepared them both steamed and fried.

I am still undecided as to which version I prefer.

Pork Dim Sum Recipe

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Steamed Dim Sum

Pork Dim Sum

  • Author: Wen Ling
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: Chinese

Description

My favorite homemade Dim Sum!  Host a group of foodie friends and prepare a recipe or two of the perfect party food.  The Holidays are just around the corner.


Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 Chinese cabbage (a large Bok Choy)
  • 1 bunch scallions
  • 2 tbs grated fresh ginger
  • 1/3 cup small dry shrimp (the kind you can easily purchase at Global Foods or an International market)
  • 2 small packages rice vermicelli pasta ( 2 cups when they are wet and chopped ) also available at Global Foods or in the Chinese food section of the supermarket.
  • 4 tbs Soy sauce
  • 2 tbs Sesame oil
  • 2-3 tsp Salt
  • Pepper

Instructions

  1. Add soy sauce, salt, pepper and sesame oil ( half quantity as indicated ) to the ground pork
  2. Chop the cabbage into very thin strips and sprinkle with salt in order to get out the water.
  3. Dry the cabbage by rolling it in a clean dry towel. Twist the towel to eliminate all liquid.
  4. Put the angel hair in a bowl and cover with hot water in order to soften it. Once cooked thru, drain, chop them very fine and set aside.
  5. Put the shrimp in another bowl and cover with hot water. Once softened, chop into tiny pieces.
  6. Chop ginger, and scallion to tiny pieces and set aside.
  7. Mix all the ingredients with the ground pork, add the other half part of salt, soy sauce and sesame oil, adjust the taste.
  8. Assembly: Take one dumpling wrapper, place a tsp of filling in the center. Wet the tip of index finger in water and run around the edge of the wrapper. Fold over and press gently, folding over wrapper as you go to create a dumpling. Make sure the edges are secure or you will lose your filling during the cooking process. Place dumplings on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper.
  9. Cooking Directions: In a chicken-fryer styled pan bring approx. 3 cups water to a boil – You will need to add water in the cooking process, so adjust this initial amount of water accordingly. Add several dumplings to boiling water, making sure they each have enough room to not touch. When the water starts boiling again, add a cup of cold water.
  10. Repeat this process three times. When the water boils again after the 3rd cup of cold water has been added your dumplings will be cooked.
  11. Remove from hot water with a slotted spoon.
  12. Serve immediately with sauce.
  13. Sauce:
  14. tbs soy sauce
  15. chopped scallion
  16. clove garlic, chopped finely
  17. Some sesame oil
  18. Some rice vinegar

Notes

The smaller you can chop the ingredients the better they will blend into the ground pork.

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This recipe makes approximately 100 dumplings, depending on the amount of filling you place in each dumpling.

Perfect Party Food!

You can find the dumpling wrappers, and other ingredients in all our local grocery stores, Global foods or in a Chinese grocery store.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Wen Ling. She gives generously of her time and knowledge, and I am proud to call her a friend.

Photo Courtesy & Copyright of Can Stock Photo

Thank you to all who have attended for supporting Project Graduation 2007.

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I love dumplings. These look really good!

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