Dan Dan Dumplings

Basically Dan Dan noodles, but in dumpling form!

Done in 45 minutes

Serves 4

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Dan Dan noodles are a Chinese noodle dish from the Szechuan province. We've taken the flavours of the noodles and turned them into dumplings - creamy sesame paste, Szechuan chilli oil, pork, spring onions, and soy sauce.


Finely chop the pak choi, toss with salt, and leave to sit for 15 minutes. Squeeze out any water, then add to a bowl along with all the other dumpling filling ingredients

Sprinkle some cornflour over a tray. Take your dumpling wrapper, lightly wet the edge of the wrapper, then add a small spoonful of the filling in the middle. Pinch the edge of the wrapper, pleat one edge and pinch 6 or 7 times into a moon shape. Place on the tray and repeat

For the sauce, whisk together all your ingredients. Taste, and adjust as necessary. If the vinegar is a little too strong, add a little bit of sugar or honey

Add a small splash of vegetable oil or sesame oil to a non-stick pan on medium high heat. Add the dumplings in, avoiding overcrowding the pan, and leave to cook or around 5 minutes or until the bottoms are golden.

Add in a big splash of water, cover with a lid, and turn down the heat. Leave to steam for around 5 minutes or until the wrappers look soft.

Plate up your dumplings on top of the sauce, garnish with chilli oil and chives, and enjoy!

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