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Kimchi Chive dumplings

Kimchi Chive Dumplings

The first post of the year! Wow, I didn't realize I posted so long ago... 😬But life and the inservice training exam got in the way. Still awaiting results with sweaty palms and sleepless nights.

On a happier note, I went home to LA last week to visit friends and family for lunar new year. It's a little late, but I'm finally posting the recipe for my mum's kimchi chive dumplings that we make every year as tradition. I wish everyone a very prosperous year!!! Otherwise, I'm back in New York, doing normal general surgery residency stuff... basically slaving away (hahaha 😪)
A gif I made on how to fold the dumplings into pigs. But you can watch the step by step process for the entire recipe on my saved stories on instagram (@misshangrypants)

Kimchi Chive Dumplings

makes about 20 dumplings

Dumpling wrapper/skin
1.5 cup all purpose flour
1 tbsp corn starch
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup hot water

1 lb ground beef or pork
2 tsp minced garlic
1 tspsalt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp sesame oil

1 lb ground beef or pork
2 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp sesame oil

12oz bean spouts (basically 2 sandwich ziploc bags full)
bundle of chives (handful)
6 stalks spring onion
10oz extra firm tofu
1/2 head of old kimchi (cabbage kind)
1 tbsp coarsely ground sesame seeds
1 egg

Dumpling skin

  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, starch and salt. Make a well in the middle and pour hot water. Mix carefully with a spatula until dough comes together
  2. Use your hands and knead in the bowl until they are no dry bits in the mixing bowel
  3. Knead dough for about 4 minutes until smooth. Shape until a ball and cover with plastic wrap and rest on kitchen counter for at least 30 minutes

Prepare the filling

  1. Meanwhile, let's prepare the filling! Marinate the beef with garlic, salt, pepper, sugar and sesame oil. Mix and set aside.
  2. Blanch bean sprouts in boiling water for about 2-3 minutes until cooked through. Drain and rinse under cold water. Chop into bite sized (1 inch) pieces. Place into a cheese cloth and SQUEEZE. Add that to the marinated meat.
  3. Finely dice the chives and spring onions and also add to filling. Re-using the cheese cloth, break up tofu and squeeze/crumble into bits. Squeeze until it is just moist/relatively dry. Also add to filling.
  4. For the kimchi, use sourish aged kimchi. Finely dice, and also squeeze out some juice using a cheese cloth. You can leave some of the juice in the diced kimchi (not as much arm strength as the tofu or bean sprouts). Add to filling with the sesame seeds, egg for binding and mix well.

Make dumplings

  1. Divide the rested dough in half and shape into 7 inch long logs. Cut into 1/2 inch pieces (like you're cutting cookies) and you'll get about 20 pieces from both logs. While working with each piece of dough, cover dough with damp towel to prevent drying out.
  2. Flour surface that you are working on. Flatten dough with palm/table and using your fingers, spread into a 3" circle. 
  3. Put 1 tbsp filling into middle and pleat edges. Watch the gif above to see how to make pig shapes for lunar new year. Otherwise, there are a lot of ways to pleat dumplings on the interwebs.
  4. Prepare steamer and steam dumplings for about 8-10mins, or until cooked through. Serve hot, because the skin can harder when cold. You can serve with dipping sauce: 3 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tbsp rice vinegar, 1 tsp minced garlic, 1 tsp sesame oil

Watch the step by step on my saved stories on instagram (@misshangrypants)


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