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Pork dumplings

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Pork dumplings

Method

What are dumplings? They are small balls of dough which are made of flour, water, and cooking fat. It is said that they were “invented” by Zhang Zhongjing, about 1.800 years ago, when he wanted to warm up his compatriots since he saw that their ears had started to freeze from the cold…In that way, he created small pies in the shape of an ear, and he filled them with lamb meat, chili, and some medicinal herbs. After boiling them, he gave them to the poor. The particular ingredients helped in warming up the body of the people, contributing to better blood flow. Also known as Jiaozi, they symbolize the warmth of home.

  • Chop the cabbage into very thin slices.
  • Mix it with the salt and leave it in a colander for 15 minutes. Immediately after, press it with your hands so that it extracts its juices and then add it to a bowl.
  • Add the remaining ingredients, except for the wonton wrappers. Mix them well so that they are homogenized and prepare your dumplings.
  • Get a bowl with water and line a baking pan with parchment paper.
  • Take a wonton wrapper and add 1 tablespoon of the filling in the center.
  • With your fingers, lightly wet the edges all around the wrapper. Seal them easily like pouches or fold them in half and add them to the baking pan.
  • Place them into a non-stick frying pan that has a lid or into a wide non-stick pot.
  • Add 1 tablespoon sunflower oil and put half of the dumplings in. As they do not rise, you can put plenty of them in, provided that they do not touch each other.
  • Sauté them for 1-2 minutes until their base gets a nice golden color.
  • Add 3-4 tablespoons of water to the frying pan, lower the heat to minimum, and seal with the lid.
  • Simmer for 3-5 minutes.
  • Repeat the same process with the rest of the dumplings and serve.

Tip

If you have a steam cooker or a bamboo steamer, you can cook them as follows: Line the steam cooker with parchment paper and place the dumplings on it. Steam them until the wrappers are tender, almost translucent, and their interior is cooked, for about 6-8 minutes.

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Nutritional
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Nutrition information per portion

31
Calories (kcal)
2 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

1.3
Total Fat (g)
2 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

0.3
Saturated Fat (g)
2 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

2.8
Total Carbs (g)
1 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

0.0
Sugars (g)
0 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

2.0
Protein (g)
4 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

0.0
Fibre (g)
0 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.3
Sodium (g)
5 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

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