Steamed Dumplings with The Best Dipping Sauce
Steamed Dumplings with The Best Dipping Sauce – One of my favorite ways to eat dumplings is to steam or boil them, then top them with what I like to refer to as the finest dumpling sauce, which has the ideal ratio of acidity, sweetness, heat, and savory flavors. Not to be overlooked are the aromatics, which really kick things up a notch!
I used tofu, Chinese chives, and garlic to stuff these dumplings. You may use frozen dumplings and wontons from the store and choose to steam or boil them. I enjoy smooth skin that results from steaming or boiling, so I strongly advise using these cooking methods. Please be aware that your dumplings do not need to be thawed. Cook them straight from frozen!
Chinese fermented chili bean paste is known as doubanjiang. Other chili sauces or even gochujang, a Korean chili paste, can be substituted for this.
Steamed Dumplings with The Best Dipping Sauce Ingredients
Steamed Dumplings with The Best Dipping Sauce Dumplings
- 12 homemade or store-bought wontons or dumplings (see my homemade wontons recipe here and homemade dumpling recipe here)
- 2 tbsp. soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons of water or dumpling broth (if boiling dumplings)
- 1-tablespoon doubanjiang (see notes)
- 0.5 tablespoons of chile oil or sauce
- 2-3 teaspoons of sugar, as desired,
- 2 tablespoons of rice vinegar or Chinese black vinegar
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- Sesame seeds, 1/2 tsp.
- minced garlic, 1 teaspoon
- fresh scallions and coriander chopped finely
- Combine the ingredients for the sauce. Adjust according to your preference and spice level.
- Dumplings, whether fresh or frozen, can be boiled or steamed. There is no need to thaw the dumplings if you use frozen ones. My dumplings are simply steamed for 12 to 15 minutes in a bamboo steamer lined with parchment paper. 1 tablespoon If boiling, follow the same procedure and allow your water to boil. Then, cook the dumplings straight from the freezer until they float to the top. Take out of the water.
- Pour the sauce over your bowl of wontons or dumplings or use it as a dip. If desired, garnish with additional scallions and coriander. If you want, you can top it off with more sauce or chili oil. Enjoy!
Serving: 1serving | Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 1076mg | Potassium: 47mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg