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10-minute meal: Dumplings with Chili Crisp

10-minute meal: Dumplings with Hot Garlic Chili Crisp


In most Asian supermarkets you can find decent frozen dumplings, and with the right condiments, you are only a few minutes away from a delicious, restaurant-grade lunch or dinner. Dumplings with chili crisp can be prepared with minimal effort, making it an excellent choice for a quick meal or a flavorful snack.

Prepping the dumplings

You can either pan-fry, steam or boil the dumplings, and while I suggest you cook the dumplings according to the instructions on the packaging, here are some overall tips for the preparation:

If you boil the dumplings: Simply boil water, add dumplings, and cook until they float to the top and are cooked through.

If you pan-fry the dumplings: This method gives you a crispy bottom. Add oil to a pan, place dumplings, add a small amount of water, and cover to steam. Once the water has evaporated, let the dumplings fry until the bottoms are golden. Make sure the pan is hot before adding the dumplings to avoid sticking.

If you steam the dumplings: Use a steamer or a makeshift steamer (a pot of boiling water with a colander above it, covered) to steam the dumplings until cooked through.

About chili crisp

Chili crisp is a savory and spicy condiment that has gained popularity worldwide for its unique flavor and versatility. It’s a type of chili oil that originates from cuisines in Asia but has been adopted and adapted by various cultures. It’s typically made from a combination of oil-infused chili peppers and crispy fried garlic, along with a mix of aromatic spices. The result is a richly flavored oil with crunchy bits, offering a delightful texture and a heat that ranges from mildly spicy to intensely fiery. You can find chili crisp in Asian supermarkets or online. There are different brands with varying levels of spice, ingredients, and flavor profiles.

You can either drizzle it over the cooked dumplings or use it as a dipping sauce. Some people also mix it with soy sauce or vinegar to balance the flavors. My all-time favorite is Mama Teav’s Hot Garlic Chili Crisp. It’s amazing, and can be used straight out of the jar. If you’re not into chili crisp, the Karma Sauce Cosmic Dumpling Hot Sauce is another favorite of mine. They’re both hot, but not so hot they’ll burn a hole in your mouth, if you’re at my tolerance level of spiciness.



10-minute meal: Dumplings with Chili Crisp

Recipe by Mitzie Mee – Sanne Course: Dinner, LunchCuisine: Asian
Servings

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In most Asian supermarkets you can find decent frozen dumplings, and with the right condiments, you are only a few minutes away from a delicious, restaurant-grade lunch or dinner. Dumplings with chili crisp can be prepared with minimal effort, making it an excellent choice for a quick meal or a flavorful snack.

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Ingredients

  • 2-3 scallions

  • 6-12 dumplings, depending on how hungry you are.

  • 2 teaspoons Chili Crisp

Directions

  • Boil, steam or fry a serving of your favorite, store-bought dumplings. Follow the directions on the packaging.
  • Chop the scallions.
  • Drizzle scallions and Chili Crisp over the dumplings. Serve hot with extra chili crisp on the side.

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