Mike's Chinese Pork & Mushroom Dumpling Soup

As the old adage goes: If the good Lord made anything better – he kept it for himself. Spicy, salty, sour, tangy and sweet! What an authentic Asian delight for you, your family and guests tonight! There may seem like there s a lot of ingredients in this but, you won t regret making this dish!

Ingredients

  1. FOR THE DUMPLINGS
  2. 1 Bag (30 Count) Pork amp Mushroom Dumplings frozen – to be added last
  3. FOR THE BROTH LIQUIDS/SEASONINGS
  4. 5 (14 oz) Cans Beef Or Pork Broth I use beef
  5. 2 tbsp Thai Kitchen Fish Sauce
  6. 2 tbsp Garlic Chile Sauce I use Siracha
  7. 1 Pinch Fresh Ground Black Pepper
  8. 1/2 tbsp Fresh Lime Juice
  9. 1 1/2 tbsp Granulated Sugar
  10. 1/2 tbsp Rice Wine Vinager
  11. 1 tbsp Light Soy Sauce
  12. FOR THE HERBS amp VEGETABLES:
  13. 5 Thai Chilies minced
  14. 2 LG Jalapeños sliced
  15. 6 LG Garlic Cloves Or 1/3 Cup smashed amp fine minced
  16. 2 tbsp Minced Lemon Grass
  17. 2 Cups Fresh Mushrooms rough chop – i used oyster mushrooms
  18. 1/2 Cup Canned Bamboo Shoots
  19. 1 Cup Fresh Bean Sprouts left whole 1 cup reserved
  20. 1 Cup Fresh Snap Peas left whole
  21. 3/4 Cup Purple Onions thin sliced or chopped green onions
  22. 1/2 Cup Canned Water Chestnuts left whole
  23. 1 Cup Canned Baby Corn cut in half if too large
  24. 1 tbsp Fresh Ginger chopped matchbook style
  25. 1/3 Cup Fresh Diakon Radishes chopped matchbook style
  26. 1/2 Cup Fresh Thai Basil must be Thai – leaves left whole – to be added last reserves for garnish
  27. FOR THE OPTIONS amp GARNISHMENTS:
  28. Fresh Carrots sliced matchbook style – to be added to your broth while simmering
  29. Additional Garlic Chile Sauce
  30. Additional Fresh Thai Basil
  31. Green Onions chopped
  32. Chilled Pickled Ginger a MUST try!
  33. Fresh Cilantro Leaves
  34. Red Pepper Flakes
  35. Lime Wedges

Method

  1. Change Heres what youll need
  2. Change This is a great dumpling brand You can find this as well as all other ingredients listed in your local Asian market Its also much cheaper to shop there This entire dish – enough to feed four – cost less than $1000
  3. Mix everything in the FOR THE BROTH LIQUIDS/SEASONINGS section and bring broth to a gentle simmer
  4. Change Chop and prepare everything in the FOR THE HERBS amp VEGETABLES section Add everything to your simmering broth except for the dumplings Thai Basil and 1 cup reserved bean sprouts And OPTIONS
    unless you opt for the carrots Allow your vegetables and herbs to simmer for 30 minutes
  5. Change Bring pot up to a steady boil and add your frozen dumplings and your reserved 1 cup of sprouts Its important your reserve your 1 cup sprouts be added last for texture bite and snap
  6. Change At 10 minutes in to your dumpling boil add your Thai Basil Then simmer 5 minutes longer This is another important step The fresh Thai Basil will add to the sweetness Stir constantly as so your dumplings dont stick together Because they will Also stir from the bottom as to not break up your dumplings Youll know your dumplings are fully cooked when they float Know your soup will thicken up with the addition of your dumplings
  7. Change Serve immediately with sides of fresh lime wedges fresh Cilantro leaves garlic chilie sauce soy sauce fish sauce and fresh Thai Basil Thai Basil really does make this dish! So does the chilled pickled Ginger! Try just one hot dumpling with chilled pickled ginger on it I swear its a freaking life changer! Enjoy!

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