Halmoni Dumplings

Halmoni Dumplings
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Halmoni Dumplings
Farhod Family

Halmoni Dumplings

These dumplings are stuffed with zucchini, pork, tofu, cabbage, and spicy kimchi, and are a staple on the menu at Mokbar in New York City. Recipe courtesy of chef Esther Choi.

 

21
Servings
98
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 packages dumpling wrappers (about 84 wrappers total)
  • 1 medium zucchini, thinly julienned
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 8 Ounces extra-firm tofu
  • 1 Pound ground pork
  • 5 ¼ Ounces green cabbage, chopped
  • 1 Cup kimchi, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ medium Spanish onion, diced
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 Tablespoon fish sauce, preferably Three Crabs brand
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil

Directions

Salt the zucchini and toss well. Let sit for about 20 minutes to remove the water. Drain, then squeeze the liquid out in cheesecloth until completely dry.

Squeeze the tofu in cheesecloth until all moisture is drawn out.

Stir together the prepped zucchini, pork, cabbage, kimchi, garlic, and onion. Add the soy sauce, cornstarch, fish sauce, and sesame oil.

Wet the outer shell of a dumpling wrapper with warm water. Scoop about ½ tablespoon of the filling in the center and pinch together. Make folds in the wrapper so that it will not open during cooking.

These dumplings can be deep-fried, pan-fried, steamed, or poached in soups. They freeze well, too!

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
6g
9%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
20mg
7%
Carbohydrate, by difference
4g
3%
Protein
7g
15%
Vitamin A, RAE
3µg
0%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
5mg
7%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
4µg
4%
Calcium, Ca
15mg
2%
Choline, total
21mg
5%
Folate, total
8µg
2%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
9mg
3%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
55mg
8%
Selenium, Se
8µg
15%
Sodium, Na
177mg
12%
Water
29g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Dumpling Shopping Tip

Staples of Asian cuisine such as ginger, daikon, rice vinegar, and spicy chile sauces like Sriracha add bright, fresh flavors without lots of fuss.

Dumpling Cooking Tip

Sriracha has good heat but also has flavor - its mild sweetness comes from sun-ripened chili peppers as well as sugar and garlic.