Spring Green Dumplings – Twisted Green

We love dumplings and these vegan dumplings with a spring green filling are really bright, seasonal and delicious!

Done in 1.5 hours

Tara Maini

Dish by Tara Maini

Twisted: Unserious food tastes seriously good.
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Ingredients

If you're looking for a vegan dumpling recipe, look no further! Dumplings can seem quite daunting to make but really they're a super simple dough with a delicious filling. Tara's made these vegan dumplings with a green wrapper and filled with dumplings inspired by some favourites at dim sum- pea shoot dumpings. This vegan dumpling recipe has a filling loaded with spring vegetables, and tofu and is covered in a crispy lace and served with a homemade chilli oil.

Method

Whisk together flour and salt in a large bowl.

In a jar add spinach and boiling water. Using a hand blender, blend everything into a fine mixture. Add to the flour. Mix together to form a shaggy dough.

Bring everything together using your hand. Transfer to a working surface and knead for 5 minutes. Make it into a ball and cover tightly with cling film. Set aside to rest for 1 hour.

Meanwhile, bring a pot of water to boil and blanch the pea shoots for about a minute. Then drop them into ice-cold water, and squeeze dry. Finely chop and add to a bowl.

Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat, add the leeks and saute until softened. Grate the tofu in and cook for a few minutes. Turn the heat off, add the wild garlic, and snow peas and stir through to wilt the wild garlic gently.

Add everything to the bowl with the pea shoots along with the remaining filling ingredients. Mix together and set aside to cool

While the filling cools, divide the dough into 12-18 pieces. Take one piece of dough and roll into a circle rotating the wrapper as you roll so the center is slightly thicker. Continue with the remaining pieces of dough and make sure they’re not touching so they don’t stick.

To make the chili oil, heat the oil in a pan over medium heat until 11§q0ºc. Add the remaining ingredients to a bowl, and carefully pour over the hot oil. Stir and let sit to infuse.

Take one wrapper into the palm of your hand and add about 1 tbsp of the filling into the middle. Fold the edges as you desire to make sure they’re sealed tightly.

Meanwhile, whisk the flour, water, and salt until smooth. Pour this into the pan all over the spaces between the dumplings. Cover with a lid, reduce the heat to medium, and cook for about 6 minutes or so. If the skirt is not fully cooked just keep rotating the pan around the heat to help cook evenly.

When browned. Carefully place a large plate over the dumplings and flip over. Serve the dumplings with the chili oil and enjoy!

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Tara Maini

Tara Maini

Tara has always loved cooking, just ask her siblings. who acted as taste testers for all her creations growing up. As an adult, she trained in restaurants before heading to culinary school, where she mastered the basics of French cooking, baking and pastry – her biggest passion today. She might have fine dining training, but Tara still has simple taste...she’d eat chicken nuggets every day if she could. When she’s not experimenting in the kitchen, you can find Tara try to work out, reading cookbooks and finding new hobbies besides food.

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