Happy Birthday Buddha! The Holiday Recipe Club is celebrating this occasion by sharing recipes having gram masala, tofu, or sesame as one or more ingredients. I was excited when I received the information on today’s event from Erin. It gave me the reason to make steamed dumplings for the first time. The only Asian-inspired dish I have made before is Asian Slaw. This event caused me to expand my cooking skills and for that I am grateful.
The pork dumplings recipe has simple ingredients. When I went to my pantry to get the soy sauce I spotted the bottle of Intensity Academy Gourmet Green Tea Sauce next to it. I had received the sauce along with chili seasoning earlier this year as a part of the Super Bowl Sunday Supper event. I had decided to make my Loosen Your Belt Chili Skins with the seasoning and did not try the sauce. This HRC event has also given me a reason to try something else new. I decided to substitute the Green Tea sauce for the soy sauce. The extra seasonings in it fit right in with the recipe and doubled as a flavorful dipping sauce.
Making the dumplings was easier than I imagined. I do not know why I thought it would be somewhat difficult. I used pre-made wonton wrappers as called for in the original recipe. I had to modify the method because there is no way the amount of filling per dumpling would work. I also made them into crescent shapes instead of the extra fold to form a beggar’s purse.
How did my first Asian dumplings turn out? Well, absolutely yummy! On the day I made them, my husband called and said he would be working late and would not be home for dinner. After cooking and taking photos I thought I would eat a few dumplings and then make a small meal for myself. A few turned into, oh, about 18 or so (who is counting anyway?) and I filled up on them. Delish!
Have you tried something new in the kitchen lately? Perhaps a different technique or food? I did and now I am ready to head on to the next cooking adventure.
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Disclamer: I received the Gourmet Green Tea Sauce from Intensity Academy free of charge. I was not given any compensation for using the product nor was I obligated to give it a positive review. Opinions in this blog are my strictly my own.