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Pork Dumpling Soup

Dive into a world of savory delights with my Pork Dumpling Soup, where succulent dumplings meet fragrant broth in a culinary dance of flavors. Each bite is a journey through the heart of Asian cuisine, promising warmth and satisfaction.

Total Time
1 hour
Difficulty
Tricky
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Ingredients for 4 Servings

  • For the Dumplings:

    500g ground pork
    250g napa cabbage, finely chopped
    2 green onions, finely chopped
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1 thumb-sized piece of ginger, grated
    2 tablespoons soy sauce
    1 tablespoon sesame oil
    1 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    50-60 round dumpling wrappers
    Or make your own Dumplings

    For the Soup:

    2 liters chicken or vegetable broth
    1 carrot, julienned
    1 leek, thinly sliced
    1 tablespoon soy sauce
    1 tablespoon rice vinegar
    Salt and pepper, to taste
    Fresh cilantro leaves, for garnish
    Red chili flakes, for garnish (optional)

Total Time

  • Preparation Time
    30 min
  • Cooking Time
    30 min

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Method
  1. Prepare the Dumplings:

    1. Mix Dumpling Filling:
      • In a large bowl, combine ground pork, chopped napa cabbage, green onions, minced garlic, grated ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil, salt, and black pepper. Mix well until the filling is thoroughly combined.
    2. Assemble the Dumplings:
      • Place a small spoonful of the filling in the center of each dumpling wrapper. Moisten the edges of the wrapper with water, then fold and pinch the edges to seal the dumplings into your desired shape (traditional pleats or half-moons).
    3. Prepare the Soup:
      • In a large pot, bring the chicken or vegetable broth to a gentle boil. Add julienned carrot and sliced leek to the simmering broth. Let it cook for about 5-7 minutes until the vegetables are tender.
    4. Add Dumplings:
      • Carefully drop the sealed dumplings into the simmering soup. Stir gently to prevent sticking. Cook for 6-8 minutes or until the dumplings float to the surface and are cooked through.
    5. Season the Soup:
      • Add soy sauce and rice vinegar to the soup. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Adjust the seasoning according to your preference.
    6. Serve:
      • Ladle the Pork Dumpling Soup into bowls. Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves and a sprinkle of red chili flakes if you desire an extra kick.
    Pro Tips
    • Dumpling Sealing: Ensure the dumplings are sealed properly to prevent filling leakage during cooking. Press and seal the edges firmly.
    • Broth Enhancement: Infuse the broth with a slice of ginger or a splash of sesame oil for an added layer of depth.
    • Freezing Dumplings: Make extra dumplings and freeze them for later use. Simply cook from frozen for a quick and satisfying meal.
    • Garnish Creativity: Experiment with garnishes like sliced green onions, chili oil, or a squeeze of lime juice for a personalized touch.

Notes

Calories per Serving:
Approximately 350 calories (may vary based on specific ingredients used).

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