Chilled Chinese Dumplings with Creamy Dukkah Sauce

For a light starter, serve these chilled dumplings filled with Chinese broccoli, ground pork and shrimp. Serve with a creamy peanut sauce that’s flecked with a toasted Middle Eastern spice blend.

Serves: 10
Serving Size: 4 dumplings
30 mins Prep time 25 mins Cook time
30 mins Prep time
25 mins Cook time
  • For the Dumplings, cook Chinese broccoli in large saucepan of boiling water 1 minute or until bright green. Immediately transfer to bowl of ice cold water to stop cooking process. Drain well, squeezing Chinese broccoli dry.

  • Mix rice wine, soy sauce, sugar, garlic, ginger, sesame oil and white pepper in large bowl until well blended. Add Chinese broccoli, pork and shrimp; mix well. Refrigerate until well chilled.

  • Place about 1 tablespoon filling in center of each wonton wrapper. Brush edges lightly with water. Fold in half to form a triangle, pressing edges to seal. Bring 3 quarts water to boil in large saucepan. Add 10 dumplings at a time to saucepan; cook 4 to 6 minutes or until filling is cooked through. Remove dumplings with slotted spoon to bowl of ice cold water. Let stand 2 minutes to chill. Drain well and transfer to serving plate. Cover. Refrigerate until well chilled.

  • For the Dukkah Spice Blend, heat medium skillet on medium heat. Add nuts; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until fragrant and toasted. Immediately pour out of hot pan to avoid over-toasting. Set aside. Toast coriander, sesame and cumin seeds in same skillet on medium heat 2 minutes or until fragrant and toasted. Immediately pour out of hot pan. Place 1/2 of the toasted nuts in clean coffee grinder. Process until finely ground and crumbly. (Do not allow mixture to become a paste.) Transfer to small bowl. Repeat with remaining nuts then seed mixture. Add pepper and salt to seed and nut mixture; mix until well blended. Store the extra spice blend in an airtight container in cool, dry place up to 1 month.

  • For the Creamy Dukkah Sauce, mix peanut butter and water in medium bowl until well blended. Stir in remaining ingredients. Serve with chilled dumplings.

Cooking tip

Test Kitchen Tip: Chinese broccoli or gai lan is a dark green leafy vegetable with thick stems and small flower heads similar in appearance to broccoli. Its flavor is stronger than broccoli and faintly bitter.

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • Calories: 213Cholesterol: 54mg
  • Sodium: 505mgProtein: 13g
  • Total Fat: 9gFiber: 2g
  • Carbohydrate: 20g

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