Steamed Pork Dumpling Asian Appetizer

Asian Pork dumplings wrap with chives
Just looking at these dumplings makes me hungry. Makes me want to reach in and grab a few. I  am afraid to eat the pork dumplings at Chinese restaurants, because I am not sure what quality of pork they use.
This recipe uses Jimmy Dean's sausage, which isn't the leaneast of fat, but at least I know what percent of fat I am dealing with. You can buy the leaner pork if you wish, that's the magic of homemade.
I've saved this recipe from a magazine so long ago, and can't even remember what magazine to dedicate the credits to.

Great directions, it came out yummy and perfect.

Asian Pork Wrappers / Dumplings
Makes: 48 pieces. Prep: 25 minutes. Cook: 6 minute per batch


1 package (12 ounces) pork sausage (such as Jimmy Dean)
2 tablespoons light soy sauce
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
2 tablespoons snipped chives plus 24 chives cut in half
1 package (12 ounces) wonton wrappers (about 48)
Additional hoisin sauce for dipping, if desired

Bowl of pork filling and wontons ready for wrapping


1. In large bowl, blend sausage, soy sauce, hoisin and snipped chives.
2. Place 8 wonton wrappers on a clean work surface and brush edges with water. Spoon a generous teaspoon of pork filling in the center of each. Gather the edges of wrappers over filling and press together. Tie gathered edges of each wonton with a piece of chive. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to form 48 bundles. 
3. Place a collapsible metal steamer rack in a large pot with a lid. Add about 1/2 inch of water to pot. Spray steamer with nonstick cooking spray.
4. Working in batches, place wrappers on the steamer and steam, covered for 6 minutes. Add more water as needed. Remove wrappers to a platter and keep warm. 
5. Serve wrappers warm with additional hoisin on the side. 

Make-Ahead Tip: wrappers may be assembled 1 day ahead, covered and refrigerated OR frozen, covered, for up to 1 week (thaw before steaming).

bowl with mixed suasages, chives, hoisin sauce

Chives and bowl of water

Pork filling on wonton wrapper

pork dumpling filling about to wrap with chive

pork dumpling wrapped in wonton with chive

asian pork dumplings ready on plate

Asian Pork dumplings ready for steaming

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  1. They sound good and look pretty! They'd make a great holiday appetizer!

  2. Thanks for showing us how these are made. Interesting!
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  3. Love this! My fave from home. Maybe I can try this since my son will have his Christmas break soon! Dropping by from http://pixiedusk.livejournal.com/325698.html


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