Steamed Pork Dumplings

"I volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters, and my little brother wanted to learn how to make steamed Asian dumplings. Together we created this recipe and made some delicious dumplings."
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Ready In:
48 Dumplings




  • Mix together first 7 ingredients
  • Prepare steamer by lining with leaf lettuce leaves.
  • Place gyoza skins in a moist towel to keep from drying out.
  • Fill a small bowl with water.
  • In the middle of a gyoza skin, place about 1-1/2 teaspoon of meat mixture.
  • Dip finger in bowl of water and moisten upper edge of half of gyoza skin.
  • Pinch together two edges in the middle and then gather rest of edges in a pleated fashion to create a small bundle.
  • Place on lettuce leaves in steamer, and repeat with remaining gyoza skins and meat mixture making sure dumplings do not touch.
  • Once steamer trays are full, fill bottom of steamer with water and cook dumplings for 18-20 minutes.
  • While dumplings are cooking, mix together last 5 ingredients in a small bowl to create the dipping sauce.
  • Serve immediately.

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I have been working with families for over 18 years, and I have taught as a licensed parent and family educator in the state of Minnesota. I currently work in St. Paul Public Schools (District 625) working with families whose children were aged birth to 5 years old. One of my favorite ages to work with has to be those adorable 3-year-olds who tell it like it is-they crack me up! My teaching is built upon a philosophy of critical reflection, strength-based learning strategies, meeting families where they are at in their everyday living, and using a holistic approach to understand parenting challenges in the real world. My doctorate is in Education: Curriculum and Instruction-Family, Youth, and Community from the University of Minnesota. I had a strong focus on parent and family education, and my research was focused on teens and youth. I have explored children and teen's peer group formation, and my Ph.D. dissertation examined parent-teen conflict and argument from the teen perspective. My dissertation was published in book form under the title, "What Are Teens Thinking? Parent-Teen Conflict and Argument From the Teen Perspective." In addition to teaching parents, I dedicated many years to teaching up and coming parent educators, family life educators, and early childhood educators as an adjunct faculty at both the University of Minnesota and Concordia University
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