Spinach Dumplings with Dipping Sauce
 
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Dumplings are traditionally served during Chinese New Year celebrations. We've made these vegetarian to appeal to all. Delicious, tangy, and wonderful as an appetizer or a main course.
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Recipe type: Appetizer, main course
Cuisine: Chinese
Serves: 24 to 30 wontons
Ingredients
  • 4 cups fresh spinach, roughly chopped
  • ¼ package extra firm tofu, in ¼ inch squares
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1½ tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil (or equivalent)
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon Wasabi powder (optional)
  • wonton wrappers
  • Sauce
  • ¼ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon sesame seeds (optional)
Instructions
  1. Assemble ingredients
  2. Mix dipping sauce by combining the ¼ cup soy sauce, the rice vinegar and sesame seeds.
  3. Refrigerate or set aside while preparing wontons.
  4. Cook spinach in microwave for 1 minute or in boiling water for 3o seconds.
  5. Drain in colander and dry as thoroughly as possible.
  6. Mix together oil, soy sauce and cornstarch in a small bowl. Add a few drops of water if necessary.
  7. Combine spinach, tofu, onion, and the mixture of oil, soy sauce and cornstarch.
  8. Stir well, until all is coated.
  9. Spread a sheet of wax or parchment paper on the counter.
  10. Have a small bowl of water handy.
  11. Bring a good sized sauce pan of water to a boil while preparing wontons.
  12. Place wonton wrappers on paper, as many as will fit.
  13. Scoop 1 to 2 teaspoons of the mixture onto each wonton.
  14. Using your fingers dipped in the bowl of water, lightly moisten edges of wontons.
  15. Fold over, squeezing the edges together as you do.
  16. To make dumpling shape, bring each corner together, sealing dampened edges as you do,
  17. Squeeze snuggly in the center.
  18. When you have 8 to 12 ready, getting set into boiling water.
  19. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes while you make the rest.
  20. Remove each with a slotted spoon, set in colander to drain.
  21. While they drain, put the remaining wontons in the boiling water.
  22. When drained, place on a platter.
  23. Repeat with the rest.
Recipe by JAQUO Lifestyle Magazine at http://jaquo.com/spinach-dumplings-with-dipping-sauce/