During this time of quarantine we need to find things to keep us positive and busy. I have decided to use this time to try out some new recipes and techniques that I may be avoiding. I got a bamboo steamer as a Christmas gift so I decided to break it out and make some dumplings. I crafted my own recipe for the filling, but the dumpling dough recipe comes from Kannamma Cooks!
For the dough:
- 1 1/2 cup All Purpose Flour
- 1/2-3/4 cup VERY hot water
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1 and 1/2 tsp Vegetable oil
For the Filling *** this again was me having fun in my kitchen so the amounts are all guesstimates
- 1 Chicken Breast, cut into small pieces
- 1/4 cup Red Onion
- 2 tsp Garlic
- 1/4 cup Shredded Carrots
- 1 tsp Ginger
- Salt + Pepper
- 1/3-1/2 cup Soy Sauce
Lets Get Cooking
Add flour + salt + 1 tsp vegetable oil + hot water and mix well. Knead the dough for about 3-4 min until soft. Once fully mixed add 1/2 tsp oil onto the dough to keep it from drying out. Let rest in the refrigerator. It is recommended that the dough is left over night, however, I let mine sit about 4-5 hours and it worked perfectly.
Cut the chicken breast into small cubes, if you have a food processor, use this to get a ground chicken consistency.
Dice up the red onion and shred the carrots.
In a small bowl combine chicken + red onion + carrots + garlic + ginger + salt + pepper.
Add soy sauce and let it marinate in the fridge for 1-2 hours.
After the meat and dough have rested cut the dough out into small circles.
Using a kitchen spoon, add the filling into the dough and pull up the sides to encase the filling.
Line the bamboo steamer with cabbage if you have it, I didn’t so I used spinach instead & it still worked!
Set up the steamer and steam for about 12 minutes.
Carefully remove, serve with soy sauce & enjoy!
I was super nervous about using the steamer for the first time, but everything cooked through and they were so delicious! I could not stop eating them and they were incredibly easy to make. So don’t think just because you are using a new kitchen tool that it has to be scary. Now I can’t wait to see what I can make next using my steamer. If you try out this recipe please let me know, I would love to hear what you think!
Made with Love,