Diana, my Chinese cooking guru was kind enough to share her family dumpling & peking duck recipes with me. Here are some pictures of her master chef skills in action. She noted the ingredients on a scrap piece of paper, and suggests to be creative and use your own proportions. Bon appetite & thank you Diana!
Some pretty low quality pictures of our ingredients – god bless the Asian markets… :)
Combine dumpling ingredients in a bowl – cater to your taste – pick up mixture and roll into 1 inch ball
Wetten the edges of the dumpling pancake and place the meat at it’s center. Fold meat into pancake center – like a soft taco and pull edges together and pinch to make a decorative seal…
Place dumpling in boiling water for 8-10 minutes
Tada! such an easy and healthy meal. We froze the remaining dumplings and made won ton soup later in the week.
Here I am going to be a bit less instructional and suggest you try your own variation on this Asian style tapas. Simply take a Peking duck pancake and add a teaspoon of water, microwave for 10 seconds. Place meat, shallot, roast duck (from asian market if possible), and a dash of oyster sauce on the pancake and roll. Unbelievably yummy.