This recipe for gluten free pork dumplings is a moreish combination of pork, cabbage and ginger without the added fillers and preservatives of store-bought Chinese pork dumplings.
These can be frozen before cooking so they can be cooked fresh when needed. The wheat version is included after the recipe for those in your family who don’t want to be gluten free.
Chinese pork dumplings can be either steamed, poached or fried. Serve with a soy chilli dipping sauce or your favourite condiment.
Continue reading for a chili dipping sauce recipe, dumpling freezing and storage tips and money saving ideas.
*The Nutrition Facts label above should be used as a guide only. The amounts can change depending on the brands you use. To reduce the fat content always try to buy reduced fat products and lean meat when you can afford it. Look for reduced salt products and low sugar without artificial sugar replacements.
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Freezing and Storing Gluten Free Pork Dumplings
Homemade Chinese pork dumplings can be frozen before they are cooked. Place the dumplings on a baking tray lined with a piece of parchment paper leaving space between each one.
Place in the freezer for 2 hours then place in a freezer safe container or bag. Secure then place back into the freezer until needed. Thaw in the fridge overnight or cook frozen giving them more time to cook through.
Pork dumplings do not reheat well as the dough can be chewy when it is reheated. It is best to cook what you think you can eat then freeze the rest before cooking.
Chilli Soy Dipping Sauce
To make a chilli soy dipping sauce for your pork dumplings simply mix together:
- 1 Tsp. Chilli Paste or 1 Finely Chopped Chilli
- 2 Tbsp. Gluten Free Soy Sauce
- 1 Clove Garlic Finely Chopped
- 1 Tbsp. Finely Chopped Spring Onions (Shallots)
Gluten Pork Dumpling Dough
You may find some people don’t want gluten free no matter how good it tastes. With this recipe simply make double the filling ingredients then make a second dough with 15 oz. (425g) Flour to 1 cup of water. Knead until smooth then let rest covered with a damp towel. Make the dumplings as instructed in the recipe.
It is best to make the gluten free version first so you an make the second batch on the same board without having to worry about mixing the gluten flour in with the gluten free.
Save money by buying pantry basics such as gluten free flour in bulk packs. Store for up to 12 months in recycled glass jars to keep out pests in a cool dark place such as your pantry.
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