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Fiery Pork Dumplings with Hibachi Barbecue Sauce

Fiery Pork Dumplings with Hibachi Barbecue Sauce
Will Budiaman

Fiery Pork Dumplings with Hibachi Barbecue Sauce

Think dim sum with a fiery twist. With minced jalapeño, Sriracha, and ketchup, the sauce for these dumplings packs a pretty decent wallop that marries well with the savory pork filling. These are perfect for passing around at a party.

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For the sauce

  • 2 Tablespoons soybean oil
  • 1 3/4 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 3/4 Tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1/4 Cup minced shallots
  • 1 3/4 Tablespoon minced jalapeño
  • 3/4 Cups minced red bell pepper
  • 3/4 Cups minced green bell pepper
  • 3/4 Cups minced orange bell pepper
  • 2 Cups Japanese eel sauce
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon Sriracha
  • 2 Tablespoons Tabasco
  • 1 1/3 Cup ketchup
  • 1 Cup chile oil

For the dumplings

  • 1 1/4 Pound ground pork
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons minced ginger
  • 2 Tablespoons finely chopped scallions, white parts only
  • 1/2 Teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 Tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 Tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 package green dumpling wrappers (about 50)
  • Cooking spray


For the sauce

Heat the oil in a large sauté pan over high heat. Add the garlic, ginger, shallots, jalapeño, and all the peppers and sauté for 3-4 minutes, stirring constantly. Set aside and let cool.

In a large pot, bring the eel sauce, Sriracha, Tabasco, and ketchup to a simmer and cook for 5-10 minutes. Set aside and let cool.

Once the 2 mixtures have cooled, combine together with the chile oil. Set aside. 

For the dumplings

Place the ground pork into a cold bowl and add the garlic, ginger, scallions, sesame oil, oyster sauce, salt, sugar, and black pepper, mixing until incorporated. Transfer the mixture to a clean mixing bowl and refrigerate until needed. 

To make the dumplings, line a few of the green dumpling wrappers on a clean, smooth surface. Place a quarter-sized amount of filling in the middle of each wrapper. Carefully gather the surrounding edge of dumpling wrapper around the filling and pinch until the filling is completely enclosed in the wrapper. Store in the refrigerator until ready to cook.

To cook the dumplings, spray a steamer basket with cooking spray and place it over an appropriately sized pot approximately 1/3 full of water. (The base of the basket should rest above the surface of the water.)

Bring the water to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Top each dumpling with a small amount of the barbecue sauce and place a few in the steamer basket at a time, ensuring that the edges are not touching each other. Cover and steam until cooked through, about 8 minutes. Serve immediately.