Chinese Dumpling Soup
8 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 2-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and grated
2 cloves of garlic, grated
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/4 cup Shaoxing rice cooking wine or pale dry sherry
1 tablespoon Chinese rice wine vinegar
2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
1 teaspoon brown sugar
½ cup Shiitake mushrooms, stems removed, and caps s
½ cup carrot, thinly sliced, and each sliced julienne
6 Trader’ Joe’s frozen Chinese pork and ginger dumplings
3 scallions (white and green parts), thinly sliced
½ cup of snow peas, sliced julienne
Asian hot sauce
Put the broth, ginger, garlic, soy, wine, vinegar, sesame oil, and sugar in a soup pot and bring to a boil over high heat. Adjust the heat so the broth simmers and cooks to lightly flavor with ginger, about 10-15-minutes.
Add the carrots, snow peas, and mushroom and simmer until tender and cooked through, about 5 minutes. Just before serving, add the dumplings, cook for 3 minutes, stir in the scallions and cook for about 1 minute. Divide among warm bowls and serve.
8 oz skinless, boneless chicken cut into small pieces
1tablespoon peanut oil
4oz can water chestnuts, drained and sliced
½ cup sliced fresh shiitake mushrooms, caps removed
2 thinly sliced celery stalks
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 teaspoon grated ginger
8 lettuce leaves
2 diced scallions
Stir Fry Sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1 tablespoon rice wine or dry sherry
1⁄2 teaspoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon cornstarch
For the Spicy Hoisin Dipping Sauces:
4 tablespoons hoisin sauce
1/2 teaspoon Asian chili sauce, I used Sriracha
1 tablespoon warm water
Combine the stir fry sauce ingredients in a mixing bowl and set aside.
Combine the dipping sauce ingredients in a serving bowl and set aside.
Heat peanut oil in a wok or skillet over high heat. Add garlic; cook until golden, about 10 seconds. Add the chicken and ginger; stir fry until browned, about 4-5 minutes. Add mushrooms and water chestnuts. Cool 3 minutes. Add bean sprouts. Cook one minute. Add stir fry sauce and cook until the mixture is slightly thickened.
To serve, spoon 1/4 cup of the chicken into each lettuce leaf. Garnish with scallions and a spoon with a little Spicy Hoisin Dipping Sauce