Steamed or fried, these glorious little packages deliver the perfect combo of taste and texture. They are also important in Asian cuisine (also known as Jiaozi) – the Chinese enjoy them traditionally during festive season like the Lunar New Year as they represent wealth.
Dumplings can be ordered in many Chinese restaurants, but why not try making them yourself at home this Lunar New Year? Master the art of dumpling-making with our fool-proof guide; while the finished pleated dumplings look so impressive, you’ll be rapt with how simple it is to make these beauties at home (click the gallery below for the 10 steps on how to make)!
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Prawn And Coriander Steamed Dumplings
Prep & Cook 1 hour | Serves 6
250 g raw prawn meat, defrosted • 1 shallot, finely diced • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped • 1 tbsp finely chopped ginger • 2 tbsps fresh chopped coriander • 1 tsp lime zest • Sea salt • At least 24 dumpling wrappers (also called dumpling pastry; from specialist food stores or Asian supermarkets) • Your favourite dipping sauce, a few greens and limes halves (optional), to serve
Note: You’ll need a bamboo steamer for this recipe.