Pork and Chive Dumplings: A Restaurant-Worthy Recipe

Pork and Chive Dumplings

Looking to create a mouthwatering dish that will impress your guests? Look no further than this pork and chive dumpling recipe. We’ve refined the traditional recipe to bring you the ultimate flavor experience.

A Classic Combination

Pork and Chive Dumplings are a staple in Chinese cuisine, and for good reason. Chinese chives, also known as garlic chives, add a delightful aroma and a unique twist to the ground pork filling. These flavorful dumplings are a popular choice at restaurants across China.

Assembled dumplings on parchment lined baking sheet

Always Improving!

At Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ, we believe in constantly improving our recipes. That’s why we’ve taken this traditional dish and added our own unique twists to elevate the flavors to new heights.

Our new and improved version includes an infused oil mixture with Sichuan peppercorn, star anise, and garlic, giving these dumplings a bold and aromatic taste. We’ve also enhanced the flavor profile with dark soy sauce, oyster sauce, white pepper, and a touch of five spice. The result? An explosion of flavors that will leave you craving more.

Pork and chive dumplings pan-fried

Recipe Notes Before We Begin

Before we dive into the recipe, here are a few tips to ensure you achieve dumpling perfection:

  • Use fatty ground pork for a juicy and tender filling.
  • Whip the filling in one direction until it resembles a paste to achieve the desired texture.
  • Chill the dumpling filling in the fridge for 1 hour to make wrapping easier.
  • This recipe makes 4 dozen dumplings. Any leftover wrappers can be used for scallion pancakes, and leftover filling can be formed into patties and pan-fried or steamed.
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Pork & Chive Dumpling Recipe Instructions

Let’s get cooking! Here’s a step-by-step guide to creating these delectable dumplings:

  1. Heat oil in a small saucepan and infuse it with Sichuan peppercorns, star anise, and garlic cloves.
    Infusing oil with garlic cloves, Sichuan peppercorns, and star anise

  2. Puree water, ginger, and scallions in a food processor until smooth.
    Scallions, ginger, and water in food processor

  3. Combine ground pork with the ginger scallion puree, adding it in three batches and whipping in one direction.
    Ground pork in mixing bowl with scallion ginger puree

  4. Mix in oyster sauce, light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, white pepper, five spice powder, and salt. Whip the mixture until it resembles a paste.
    Mixing dumpling filling

  5. Combine finely chopped garlic chives with the infused oil.
    Chopped garlic chives mixed with oil

  6. Whip the chive mixture into the meat until well-combined.

  7. Wet the edges of a dumpling wrapper, add 1 tablespoon of filling to the center, and pleat closed. Place the dumplings on a parchment-lined sheet pan, ensuring they are spaced apart.

    Assembled dumplings on parchment paper

  8. Cook the dumplings fresh or freeze them for later. Follow our dumpling cooking instructions for steaming, pan-frying, or boiling.

    Pan-fried dumplings in cast iron skillet

  9. Serve these delectable dumplings with vinegar, chili sauce, or our favorite dumpling sauce recipe.

    Plate of pan-fried pork and chive dumplings

If you’re looking to expand your dumpling repertoire, be sure to visit Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ for more mouthwatering recipes and cooking inspiration.

Remember, dumplings are best enjoyed with good company and a sense of culinary adventure. So gather your friends and family, and embark on a delicious journey with these sensational pork and chive dumplings.