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Dumplings in spicy nut sauce

These vegan dumplings are filled crunchy vegetables, then boiled and slathered in a tasty and spicy peanut sauce and served with blanched bok choy. The recipe is delicious and yields about 20-25 dumplings.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
Servings: 3 people
Author: woonheng

Ingredients

Main Ingredients

  • 1 package dumpling wrapper thaw to room temperature
  • 5 cups shredded cabbage
  • ½ cup shredded carrot
  • ½ cup chopped King oyster mushrooms or any low moisture mushrooms
  • ½ cup finely chopped jicama for texture (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons minced ginger

Filling seasoning

  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce/tamari
  • 1 tablespoon mushrooms stir fry sauce

Spicy nut sauce

  • ½ cup chunky nut butter
  • 3 tablespoons light soy sauce/tamari
  • 2 tablespoons Chenkiang vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon toasted white sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon chili oil with sediment
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup

Instructions

Dumpling

  • To prepare the filling, heat a non-stick pan with 1 tablespoon oil, sauté ginger and garlic until fragrant.
  • Then add in carrot, mushrooms, cabbage, jicama and stir fry until cabbage starts to wilt. Seasoned with sauce and adjust taste accordingly.
  • Place mixture on a sieve over a bowl and squeeze as much liquid out as possible then add in chopped cilantro. 
  • To make the dumplings, place a wrapper on one palm and wet the side with water. Then, spoon about 1 tablespoon mixture and place it in the middle of the wrapper. Bring both sides together and press to seal tightly to remove as many air bubbles as possible.
  • To cook dumplings, bring a deep shallow pot with water to boil. While water is boiling, drop dumplings in slowly using a slotted spoon (cook in few batches).
  • Let dumplings cook until they float up and let afloat for 30 seconds to 1 minute or until the wrapper turns translucent. To serve, ladle dumplings to a bowl and pour the sauce over.

Spicy nut sauce

  • Whisk sauce ingredients in a bowl until all incorporated.

Notes

  • To lighten up the sauce, whisk it with few tablespoons of hot water until well combined. Adjust taste accordingly.
  • Suitable nut butter for this recipe includes peanut, almond, and cashew.