Steamed Chinese Dumplings

These Chinese dumplings are made with a few simple ingredients, and are healthy for you since they’re steamed not fried.

Number of servings : 24 dumplings

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Type of meal : | Hors d’oeuvres | Hors d’oeuvres

Special diet :


3 tbsp (45 mL) reduced-sodium soy sauce
½ tsp (2 mL) cornstarch
½ tsp (2 mL) ground ginger
3 oz (85 g) lean ground turkey
⅓ cup (75 mL) chopped cilantro
3 scallions, minced
¼ cup (60 mL) sliced water chestnuts, minced
24 round wonton wrappers (3-½ in / 9.5 cm)
3 tbsp (45 mL) fresh lime juice
1 tsp (5 mL) sugar


  1. Combine 1 tbsp (15 mL) soy sauce, corn- starch, and ginger in medium bowl. Add ground turkey, cilantro, scallions, and water chestnuts, and mix well.
  2. Place wonton wrappers on work surface. Spoon a rounded teaspoon of turkey mixture onto centre of each wrapper. Moisten edges with water. Fold wrapper over and pleat to seal.
  3. Spray large heatproof plate with cooking spray. Place 12 dumplings on plate.
  4. Place round cake rack in large skillet and pour in water to come just to bottom of rack. Cover and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  5. Place plate of dumplings on rack, cover, and steam until filling is firm and cooked through, about 5 minutes. Remove and keep warm. Repeat with remaining dumplings.
  6. Meanwhile, combine remaining 2 tbsp (30 mL) soy sauce, lime juice, and sugar in small skillet over low heat and cook just until sugar has melted, about 1 minute. Serve dumplings with dipping sauce.

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