These Spicy Pork Dumplings combine warm chili paste, bright ginger, and salty soy sauce to create the perfect filling.
There is definitely some chopping and prep work involved, but these are worth it.
Don’t worry if you don’t have a dumpling steamer, a metal vegetable steamer works just fine. Just make sure you lay down pieces of cabbage, these dumplings definitely like to stick.
Speaking of sticking… Another way to cook these would be to fry them up as potstickers! A little oil in a hot pan and a few minutes on each side until they are golden brown and cooked through. They would be delicious dipped in a mixture of soy sauce and sriracha.
Spicy Pork Dumplings
- 1 lb. ground pork
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tbsp. fresh ginger grated
- 1 ½ cups cabbage finely chopped
- 2-3 tbsp. green onions green and white parts
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- 2 tsp. sesame oil
- 1 tbsp. chili paste
- 1 egg
- 1 package square wonton wrappers
Creating Pork Filling
- Begin by grating peeled ginger and mincing garlic. Chop up green onions and cabbage.
- In a medium-sized mixing bowl add ground pork, garlic, ginger, green onions, cabbage, soy sauce, sesame oil, chili paste, and one egg.
- Stir mixture until well combined.
- Fill a small bowl with lukewarm water and set to the side.
- Take wonton wrapper in one palm, and dip the index finger of the other hand into the water and wet the outline of the wrapper.
- Place a spoonful of filling in the middle of the square.
- Connect both diagonal corners with each other and then seal the rest of the edges.
- When you are ready to cook the dumplings, add one inch of water to a large pot and bring to a boil. Place extra cabbage leaves on either a metal or bamboo steamer so that the dumplings wont stick.
- Steam, covered, for 10-15 minutes, until wonton wrappers are translucent and filling is cooked through. Serve in broth or with soy sauce.