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35 minutes
4
Adjust servings
Makes 72 Dumplings
dairy-free
gluten-free
(?)
Has gluten from:
soy sauce, thin (lite)
round wheat dumpling wrappers
kid friendly
has meat
(?)
Has meat from:
ground pork (16% fat)
has pasta
has seafood
mediterranean
vegan
(?)
Not vegan due to:
ground pork (16% fat)
vegetarian
(?)
Not vegetarian due to:
ground pork (16% fat)
pescetarian
paleo
(?)
Not paleo due to:
dark sesame oil
round wheat dumpling wrappers
This recipe has no customizations.
 
INGREDIENTS
Amount
Measure
Ingredient
 
2
tsp
 
2
tbsp
More for serving.
 
1
tbsp
Can use cornstarch in place of tapioca starch.
 
1 1/4
lbs
Coarsely ground.
 
8
ounces, weight
Trimmed and minced. You may not need all 8 ounces (about 6 cups) and could begin with 4.
 
72
whole
 
1
tsp
More for taste.
 
 
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PREPARATION
MAKING THE PORK & WATERCRESS MIXTURE
1.
In a large bowl, stir together the sesame oil, soy sauce, and tapioca starch until well blended.
2.
Season with pepper to taste.
3.
Add the pork and watercress and mix thoroughly.
FILLING THE DUMPLING WRAPPER
4.
Take a wrapper and put a heaping teaspoon of pork and watercress mixture in the center.
5.
Dab the edge lightly with water and seal to form a half-moon, pressing any air out.
6.
Place the dumplings, flat side down, on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper, making sure they do not touch.
COOKING THE DUMPLINGS
7.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat.
8.
Cook the dumplings in batches until they float to the top.
9.
Remove from heat and wait 1 or 2 minutes to make sure the filling is cooked.
10.
Scoop out the dumplings with a slotted spoon and divide among large soup bowls or plates.
11.
Dip in soy sauce and chili-garlic sauce if desired.
NOTES, TIPS, TRICKS, HINTS, ETC:
Can be steamed, pan fried, or deep fried as alternative methods of cooking.
THIS RECIPE CAN BE CUSTOMIZED
1.
Make it Gluten Free!
 
A partially gluten-free variant of this recipe can be made to reduce the amount of gluten. Just substitute gluten-free soy sauce (lite) for soy sauce, thin (lite).
2.
Make it Wheat Free!
 
A partially wheat-free variant of this recipe can be made to reduce the amount of wheat. Just substitute gluten-free soy sauce (lite) for soy sauce, thin (lite).
 
NUTRITION
This recipe has the following nutrient totals:
Calories 2071
Protein 36.9 g
Carbohydrates 87.8 g
Iron 5.30 mg
Fiber 5.23 g
Calcium 0 mg
(plus many more nutrients)
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