In our family, my mom is the primary chef, and when I say primary I’m referring to her expert level skill that would make any cook bow down to her greatness.
I wish I was exaggerating.
My dad recently has been learning how to cook, putting together some really well made meals for all of us to enjoy.
Me and my brother however never really put too much attention into cooking. In fact, one of the reasons I started this blog with my partner was to learn more about cooking.
But if there is one thing we all share in our family, is the love for dumplings.
Dumplings, or as we call them “momo’s” are a staple of many cultures since it is simply a stuffing of meat, vegetables or any filling in a wrap which is either baked, deep fried or steamed.
We make ours a family affair, involving all of us to take up post and make a factory creating dozens of delicious momo’s.
First, let’s check out the few ingredients you need to make these momo’s a reality.
- 4 Cloves of Garlic
- 2 Green Chili’s
- 4 Green Onions (A small bunch)
- 60 Wonton Wraps (Store bought, and if you’re feeling adventurous, home made!)
- 2LB Ground lean pork
- Dark Soy Sauce
1. Begin by chopping the green onions into thin slices, as well as the green chili’s. Take the skin of the four garlic cloves and prepare a large bowl to mix all the ingredients.
2. Place the 2Lb ground pork into the large bowl and throw in all the chopped ingredients. Once you place the items in the bowl, pour in roughly two tablespoons of dark soy sauce into the mixture. At this point, depending on how much salt you like, you can put just a dash of salt. (Remember: Dark Soy Sauce is already high in sodium.)
3. Combine together ingredients thoroughly, making sure everything is mixed together well.
4. Lay out your wonton wraps, 5-6 at a time to place the pork filling into. Take 1-1/5 teaspoons of filling per-wonton wrap and place inside. Anymore than that, and it might explode while cooking (Note: Not literally explode, but it will break apart)
5. Place first set in steamer, 1-inch apart from each other and cook for 20 minutes.
6. Take out the dumplings once completed and cooked through, and repeat the process.
With the ingredients, this would yield roughly 60 or so dumplings (Factoring in all the “taste testing” samples once completed)
There you have it! The perfect dumplings/momo’s that you could asked for ready in about an hour (depending on how many hands you have helping you)
If you try the recipe out, make sure you tag us on Instagram or Twitter to show us how it went !