Pork Dumplings

PORK DUMPLINGS

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PORK DUMPLINGS

Shortcut homemade pork dumplings

What could be better? Yes, these are time consuming, but boy are they worth it. This super easy pork dumplings recipe is the perfect way to celebrate national dumpling day today!

Pork Dumplings

I grew up eating a vast variety of perogies so it’s no surprise that I love dumplings. These pork dumplings are full of Asian flavours and although the shape is simple, the taste is great! I’ve always been so impressed with the different shapes and forms dumplings come in, but I’m in no way a dumpling pro. For that reason, I stuck to a very simple triangle design. Using square shaped pre-made wonton wrappers cut this recipe time in half, but it’s still a process. Folding each individual dumpling takes time and patience but it’s worth every minute.

The process of making the dumplings will take time, unless you have an extra set of hands. This isn’t a great dish for a rushed weekday evening but if you give yourself the time it’s a very rewarding dish. You decide how to cook them whether they’re steamed, boiled or fried. I personally love steamed dumplings but I don’t have a steaming basket (it’s on the list), so I decided to fry mine. A crispy outside is my second favourite way to eat dumplings and it definitely suited this recipe. I find that the pre-made wonton wrappers work really well for frying. Serve with a side of fried rice and you have yourself a super tasty meal!

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Pork Dumplings

Pork Dumplings

Shortcut pork dumplings using pre-made wonton wrappers but filled with a homemade ground pork mix.
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 38 dumplings

Ingredients
  

Pork Filling

  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 cup green cabbage finely shredded
  • 1 small carrot peeled and shredded
  • 2 tbsp Hoisin sauce
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • cup green onion chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper

Wonton Wrapper

  • 400 g wonton wrappers 1 pack
  • ½ cup water

For frying

  • 2 tbsp sesame oil

Instructions
 

  • Combine all the ingredients in a bowl to make your filling. Use 1 tbsp of filling per wonton wrapper and form in desired shape. The easiest shape I find is a simple triangle. Just fold your square wonton wrapper in half with the filling in the middle and coat edges lightly with some water to seal the edges together.
  • Once all your dumplings are made you can either bowl them for 5 minutes or fry them over medium-high heat in a pan with sesame oil, approximately 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown all over.

Notes

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MEATBALLS IN MUSHROOM SAUCE

MEATBALLS IN MUSHROOM SAUCE

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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MEATBALLS IN MUSHROOM SAUCE

Mmmm meatballs… in a mushroom sauce

Meatballs are so versatile. You can have them with pasta or potatoes, in a creamy or tomato based sauce, the options are endless! This recipe is an adaptation of my mom’s meatballs in mushroom sauce. We had some gnocchi’s in the fridge so that’s what I used, but otherwise this recipe would be perfect over some mashed potatoes.

Meatballs in mushroom sauce

How to make it…

Assembling the meatballs is quite easy, just mix all the ingredients together and make meatballs about the size of a golf ball. I always mix everything with my hands, but some prefer using a spoon. Once your golf ball-sized meatballs are formed, fry them until lightly browned all over. They’ll finish cooking in the sauce.

To make the sauce, you can use whatever mushrooms you have handy. I used mini bella’s and white mushrooms. Once the onion and garlic is sautéed, add the mushrooms and vegetable broth. Once reduced, add the heavy cream and parmesan cheese to create the base of your sauce. Return the meatballs to the pan so they finish cooking and continue to simmer until the sauce thickens into a delicious creamy sauce.

Meatballs in mushroom sauce

Variations

This same meatball recipe can be used with a tomato sauce over pasta to make a classic spaghetti and meatballs. So, whether you choose to make the mushroom sauce or not, the meatballs stand out on their own too!

The base of your dish doesn’t have to be gnocchi’s, any kind of pasta or potatoes also suit these meatballs. My personal favourite is mashed potatoes because the mushroom sauce doubles as a gravy, yum!

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Meatballs in mushroom sauce

Meatballs in Mushroom Sauce

Delicious moist meatballs in a creamy mushroom sauce.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 4 people

Equipment

  • Large saucepan
  • Large bowl

Ingredients
  

Meatballs

  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 med yellow onion finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp parsley fresh or dry
  • 1 tsp oregano

Mushroom Sauce

  • 8 oz mini bella mushrooms sliced
  • 8 oz white mushrooms sliced
  • ½ small red onion finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • ½ cup vegetable stock
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 3 tbsp parmesan cheese
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, add all of the meatball ingredients and mix until well combined. Form meatballs about the size of a golf ball.
  • Over high heat, add the olive oil to a large saucepan. Once hot, brown the meatballs on each side, about 2 minutes each until the entire meatball is lightly browned. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • Turn down the heat to medium and in the same pan, add the butter and sauté the red onion for about 1 minute. Next, add the garlic and sauté for an additional minute. Add the sliced mushrooms, salt and pepper (to taste) and continue to sauté for 2 minutes.
  • Add the vegetable broth to the pan and continue to cook for approximately 4-5 minutes until the stock begins to reduce. Next, add the heavy cream and parmesan cheese and reduce to a simmer. Return the meatballs to the sauce and simmer for approximately 15 minutes until the sauce begins to thicken.

Notes

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