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CHINA

Jiaozi (Chinese dumplings)

45 min

4 servings

Medium

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In Chinese there is a proverb that goes: “好吃不如饺子” (Hào chī bùrú jiǎozi). This means: 'Nothing as tasty as jiaozi'. And we very much agree! This delicious recipe for jiaozi, Chinese dumplings, is made with ground beef, spring onions and Chinese cabbage and served with a homemade dipping sauce. Although it will take you a while to fold all the dumplings, it is well worth the effort. Jiaozi are similar to the Japanese gyoza, but the ingredients differ. It is a tradition in China to eat jiaozi around midnight for Chinese New Year. Some families know the custom of putting a coin in one of the jiaozi. The lucky finder will have a very happy year ahead.

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Preparation method

Step 1. Prepare the ingredients

  • Finely chop the Chinese cabbage. Then squeeze out the moisture to prevent the filling from getting too wet.

  • Finely chop the ginger and the spring onion.

  • Beat the egg in a large mixing bowl. Add the Chinese cabbage, minced meat, ginger, 1 stalk of spring onion, soy sauce, sesame oil and some salt to taste.

  • Mix the ingredients with a spatula while slowly adding the water until smooth.

Step 2. Make the jiaozi

  • Take a sheet of dough and add the filling in the middle. Brush the edges of the sheet with a little water. Fold the jiaozi in half to form a crescent moon and make nice even folding edges, so that the well-known shape of a jiaozi/gyoza is created. Press the edges well so that the dumpling stays closed.

  • Bring plenty of salted water to the boil and cook 5 to 7 jiaozi until they float to the top (we then briefly sautéed them in the pan).

Step 3. Make the Dip and Serve

  • Finely chop the red pepper and the remaining spring onions and mix with the soy sauce and dark vinegar.

  • Serve the jiaozi with the dip.

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