Healthy pork dumplings for Chinese New Year
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‘Lucky’ Pork Dumplings for Chinese New Year

By on 02/05/2019

Whether you celebrate Chinese New Year or you just love Chinese food, try these dumplings. One of the “lucky” foods for the Chinese holiday, dumplings represent “wealth” and with this easy recipe, you are taking steps toward better health, too!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shredded cabbage
  • 1 chopped leek
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp optional crushed red pepper
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup pulled pork loin
  • 2 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 18 small won ton wrappers
  • 2 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 2 minced scallions


Preparation

Preheat oven to 250°.

In a wok, cook cabbage, leek, black pepper, garlic powder, crushed red pepper and 1 teaspoon of the sesame oil over medium high heat until cabbage is wilted. Transfer mixture to a food processor and add cilantro, pork loin and soy sauce. Pulse until all ingredients are mixed together completely (coarsely pureed).

Spoon mixture into wonton wrappers. Wet fingertips and pinch wontons into pockets. In a steamer, steam the dumplings for about 2 minutes. (Alternatively, lightly coat a skillet with nonstick cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Add a small amount of water and cook dumplings for 1 minute on each side or, until dumplings becomes transparent.)

Lightly coat a baking pan with the remaining 1 teaspoon of sesame oil and bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until desired crispness.

In a small bowl, whisk soy sauce, honey and scallions. Serve dumplings with dipping sauce.

Nutrition Facts

Serves: 6

Serving size: 3 dumplings 1 Tbsp dipping sauce

Per Serving: Calories: 252 Fat: 8g Saturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 56mg Sodium: 570mg Carbohydrates: 21g Fiber: 1g Protein: 22g

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Date Last Reviewed: February 6, 2017

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