Sandra Sellani co-author of @40YOV Cookbook (bit.ly/2JVMLBL) makes #vegan Asian Dumplings today on #lunchbreaklive at 1230 PT/330 ET. Eden Foods San-J, JSL Foods
Posted by Jane Velez-Mitchell on Sunday, May 21, 2017
- 1 t. oil (or water) to sautee
- ¼ t. sesame chili oil
- 1 c. leek (white part only), thoroughly cleaned and minced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 3 c. shredded Napa cabbage
- ½ c. carrot shredded with hand grater or minced
- 1 c. baby spinach cut into thin strips
- 2 t. fresh ginger, grated with fine grater or micro plane, or thoroughly minced
- 1 T. soy sauce
- 1 t. agave nectar
- ¼ c. fresh cilantro
- 28-30 wonton wrappers preferred brand Twin Dragon by JSL Foods (check label to make sure they contain no animal products)
- Sesame seeds, black, white or both
- Sesame chili oil
- Green onions cut on a diagonal
- In a large pan sauté leek and garlic in oil and sesame chili oil on medium-low heat until softened, about three minutes.
- Add cabbage, carrot, ginger, spinach, soy sauce, agave and continue to mix until all vegetables are softened, about another three minutes.
- Transfer mixture to bowl with slotted spoon, to omit extra liquid. Add fresh cilantro and mix thoroughly.
- Place wonton wrappers on a cutting board. Scoop a teaspoon of the vegetable mixture into the center of the wonton wrapper. Dip your fingers into water and wet all four edges of the wrapper.
- Place a steamer basket into a pot of water while preparing dumplings. Bring the water to a boil to steam the dumplings without having the water touch them. The water should be boiling just beneath the steamer basket.
- Pull all corners of the wonton inward until they touch. Pinch the sides together to form four “seams.” While doing this, push any air out of the dumpling to form a tight little package.
- Place dumplings into the steamer basket. Leave a little space on the sides of each dumpling so they don’t stick together. On an average size steamer basket, you will be able to fit about six dumplings.
- Let the dumplings steam for two minutes. Carefully remove dumplings and repeat until all dumplings are cooked.
- Place the dumplings on a dish and drizzle with just a touch of soy sauce, sesame chili oil, white and black sesame seeds and sliced green onion.