My mother-in-law is Korean, and I created this recipe after watching her numerous times make dumplings. It is a bit time-intensive filling the dumplings, but don’t be intimidated… it’s not complicated at all. I use store-bought wrappers and cole slaw mix for convenience. The grocery stores where I live do not sell wrappers that are egg-free, so I go to the asian grocery to purchase wrappers made with wheat flour that are vegan. They are usually found in the freezer section, and you will need to thaw them overnight before using.
Here are the ones I buy:
1 pkg. dumpling wrappers, thawed
1 block extra-firm tofu, drained well
1 pkg. cole slaw mix (just the veggies, no sauce)
1 Tbsp. tamari or soy sauce
2 Tbsp. sweet chili sauce
1 tsp. ginger paste
2 tsp. garlic powder
Dipping sauce of choice: My favorite is coconut aminos, but soy sauce with red pepper flakes, or thai peanut would also work.
Saute cole slaw mix in a skillet with a splash of water until softened. In a large bowl, crumble the tofu and stir in the softened veggies. Add all remaining ingredients except dipping sauce and stir to mix well.
To wrap the dumplings you will need to fix yourself a small bowl of water and have a few empty plates handy to place your wrapped dumplings. You will hold the empty wrapper in your hand and with your other hands dip a couple fingers in the water bowl and moisten the edges of the dumpling wrapper.
Then take a spoon-full of filling and place in center of wrapper. Then fold edges up and press edges to seal the wrapper closed and set aside while you assemble the rest.
Once you are done assembling all the dumplings you will place them in a steamer and steam them for about 9 minutes. You will probably need to steam them in batches unless you have a massively large steamer. It take me about 3 batches to get them all steamed.
Then serve along side the dipping sauce of your choice. Enjoy!
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