Classic Chinese Dumplings (jiaozi)

 

In Chinese homes, dumplings (or jiaozi in Mandarin) are a traditional must-eat food on New Year's Eve; families wrap them up and eat them as the clock strikes midnight

What you will need

1/2 pound napa cabbage (about 1/4 head), plus extra leaves for lining the steamer

1/2 pound ground pork

1/2 bunch scallions (green and white parts), finely chopped

1/2 cup chopped garlic chives

1 large garlic clove, finely chopped

3 tablespoons soy sauce

1/2 teaspoon Asian sesame oil

1/2 pound round wheat dumpling wrappers

1/4 cup soy sauce

2 tablespoons rice vinegar

1 teaspoon thinly sliced scallions, white part only

1/4 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

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