Mama Chang’s Pork and Chive Dumplings with Black Pepper-Scallion Sauce
Chef Joanne Chang and Karen Akunowicz based this recipe on the traditional dumplings Chang grew up making and eating at home. She says, “Making dumplings with my mom is one of the earliest childhood food memories I have. I remember Mom setting up the kitchen table with a huge bowl of filling, dumpling wrappers covering the whole table, and the two of us going to town folding as fast as we could before the wrappers dried out. Well, she folded as fast as she could; the folded dumplings looked like little couches to me and I would play house with them and my dozens of LEGO people.” When you’re making these dumplings, consider doubling the recipe- they’re delicious and freeze very well.MAMA CHANG’S PORK AND CHIVE DUMPLINGS WITH BLACK PEPPER–SCALLION SAUCE excerpted from MYERS+CHANG AT HOME © 2017 by Joanne Chang with Karen Akunowicz. Reproduced by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved. Slideshow: More Dumpling Recipes
The Black Pepper-Scallion Sauce will keep in the refrigerator for up to 1 month. The dumplings can be made up to 1 week in advance and stored uncooked in an airtight container in the freezer. The easiest way to freeze them is to place them on a flat plate or tray and freeze until the dumplings are completely frozen, then transfer them to a resealable freezer bag or an airtight container and return them to the freezer. Thaw in the refrigerator on a flat plate before cooking.