Year Of The Pig Celebration Dumplings

It is not too late to make these and celebrate the New Year. Read it through and  you will see that it is not intimidating.

  • 1 pkg. won ton wrappers


  • 1/2 lb. ground pork
  • 1/4 lb. shrimp, peeled, deveined and minced
  • 2 water chestnuts, finely chopped
  • 1 scallion, finely chopped
  • 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 tsp. white wine
  • pinch of garlic powder

Sauce for Dipping

  • 4 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 4 tbsp. rice wine vinegar


Make sure the won ton wrappers are at room temperature.

Combine the ingredients for the filling in a bowl and let rest for about 30 minutes.

Lay out 1 wrapper. Place 1/2 – 1 tbsp. filling on the wrapper. Fold the ends toward the middle and pinch to seal. Set aside on parchment paper. Continue until all the filling is used.

Combine the ingredients for the dipping sauce in a small saucepan and bring to the boil. Remove from the stove and cool to room temperature.

In a large frying pan, add a few inches of water. Place the dumplings in one layer in a
Chinese steamer. Place covered steamer in the frying pan and steam for 4-5 minutes or until cooked through.

Serve with the dipping sauce. Makes a great appetizer for 7-8 people.


*If you have a wok, that would be super as well to use.


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