Vegetarian Steamed Dumplings (alton)

Total Time: 1 hr 2 min.Prep50 min. Cook12 min. Yield:35 to 40 dumplings .Level:Intermediate

Vegetarian Steamed Dumplings  (alton)
Vegetarian Steamed Dumplings  (alton)

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servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2

    pound firm tofu

  • 1/2

    cup coarsely grated carrots

  • 1/2

    cup shredded Napa cabbage

  • 2

    tablespoons finely chopped red pepper

  • 2

    tablespoons finely chopped scallions

  • 2

    teaspoons finely minced fresh ginger

  • 1

    tablespoon chopped cilantro leaves

  • 1

    tablespoon soy sauce

  • 1

    tablespoon hoisin sauce

  • 2

    teaspoons sesame oil

  • 1

    egg, lightly beaten

  • 1

    teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/4

    teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • Bowl of water, plus additional water for steamer

  • 35 to 40

    small wonton wrappers

  • Non-stick vegetable spray, for the steamer

Directions

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F. Cut the tofu in half horizontally and lay between layers of paper towels. Place on a plate, top with another plate, and place a weight on top (a 14-ounce can of vegetables works well). Let stand 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, cut the tofu into 1/4-inch cubes and place in a large mixing bowl. Add the carrots, cabbage, red pepper, scallions, ginger, cilantro, soy sauce, hoisin, sesame oil, egg, salt, and pepper. Lightly stir to combine. To form the dumplings, remove 1 wonton wrapper from the package, covering the others with a damp cloth. Brush the edges of the wrapper lightly with water. Place 1/2 rounded teaspoon of the tofu mixture in the center of the wrapper. Shape as desired. Set on a sheet pan and cover with a damp cloth. Repeat procedure until all of the filling is gone. Using a steaming apparatus of your choice, bring 1/4 to 1/2-inch of water to a simmer over medium heat. Spray the steamer's surface lightly with the non-stick vegetable spray to prevent sticking. Place as many dumplings as will fit into a steamer, without touching each other. Cover and steam for 10 to 12 minutes over medium heat. Remove the dumplings from the steamer to a heatproof platter and place in oven to keep warm. Repeat until all dumplings are cooked

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