Remember when I made #homemade #vegetarian #dumplings? Well, lucky for me we had leftovers that we froze. Just pop them in a pot of boiling water for 8 minutes and voilà! I also made a side of #peanut #sauce: heat up peanut butter in the microwave with peanut oil in 10 second intervals until it’s a thin consistency. Add #hoisen and #soy sauce. (Taken with instagram)
Homemade Vegetarian/Vegan Dumplings from Scratch!
This weekend, my roommates and I decided to have “Dumpling Night.” It ended up being super easy and incredibly delicious. I just ate some for the second time this week (leftovers). They are amazing!!
We made then with dough from scratch this weekend, but Josh was in charge of that and I’m not exactly sure of the specifics. I know he only used flour, water and salt, but he was kneading it for quite a while. He found videos on youtube and recipes online on how to do it so I’d do that if you’re feeling adventurous and want to make the dough from scratch! For the filling, we literally chopped up tons of different veggies really small. This weekend we kept them all separate because we had a bunch of people over and this way they could all make their own little concoction. We used red peppers, green onions, garlic, a few different types of mushrooms, chives, shredded carrots, tofu… i think that’s about it, but you can obviously use anything you want.
Tonight we just wanted to use up all of our leftover filling so we used pre-bought dumpling dough circles at the asian grocery store. We also mixed all the leftovers together, added soy sauce, sesame oil and garlic oil (we make our own garlic oil, not sure if you can buy it). Then we added a bit of the filling to the center of each dough circle. Then we pinched the edges really tightly, making sure the dough was sticking together really well and ensuring that there weren’t any air bubbles around the filling. Then we plopped them in a pot of boiling water. We realised 6 mins is the ideal time to boil them, and voilÃ ! Done. On the weekend we also had meat for the meat-eaters.
As for dipping, we made our own peanut sauce. Mine didn’t turn out how I wanted because I totally winged it, but still tasted good. I was trying for something loose, but it was still very thick like peanut butter. It’s probably best to google a recipe, but if you like the sauce thick, you should heat up peanut butter and Hoi Sin sauce or soy sauce in a sauce pan on very low heat and stir frequently. Make sure it doesn’t burn. I also added some peanut oil - this help loosen it up a bit.
Tonight we ate some, but mostly we just froze all the pre-made dumplings (not cooked) so we can just throw them in boiling water next time we’re craving dumplings. Good idea, huh?