Chef Cara Stadler uses this delicate-tasting mixture to stuff her traditional steamed shao mai, but it is also delicious in potsticker-style dumplings. The water chestnuts add great crunch. Slideshow: More Dumpling Recipes
The filling can be refrigerated overnight. The assembled, uncooked dumplings can be frozen for up to 1 month and cooked from frozen. Just add 2 minutes to the covered cooking time in Step 2. Alternatively, you can boil or steam the frozen dumplings for about 8 minutes.