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Eggplant Shu Mai Dumplings & Chili Sauce

Shu Mai are the easiest dumplings to make. If you can’t find round gyoza wrappers, use a biscuit cutter to trim won ton or egg roll skins into circles.

Ingredients: 

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Dumplings

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2 tsp. canola oil
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4 cloves garlic, minced (4 tsp.)
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2 tsp. minced fresh ginger
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1 lb. eggplant, peeled and finely chopped (4 cups)
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2 Tbs. low-sodium soy sauce
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1 Tbs. black bean sauce
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1 tsp. dark sesame oil
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4 Tbs. minced cilantro
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Cornstarch for dusting pan
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24 gyoza wrappers

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Chili Sauce

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2 Tbs. low-sodium soy sauce
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1 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
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1 tsp. brown sugar or honey
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1 tsp. dark sesame oil
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1 clove garlic, minced (1 tsp.)
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1 tsp. grated fresh ginger
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1 red jalapeno

Instructions: 

  1. To make Dumplings: Heat oil over medium-high heat in wok or nonstick skillet. Add garlic and ginger; cook, stirring, 1 minute. Add eggplant, and stir-fry over high heat, 4 to 5 minutes, until very soft; add a little water if needed. Add soy sauce, bean sauce, sesame oil, and cilantro; cook, stirring, until thick, about 1 minute. Let cool.
  2. Dust baking sheet with cornstarch. Arrange several gyoza wrappers on work surface. Put 2 tsp. filling in center of each; pull up sides into pleats, and plop on baking sheet, flattening bottom. Cover tightly with plastic; chill up to 24 hours, or freeze.
  3. To make Chili Sauce: Mix all ingredients; transfer to dipping bowls.
  4. To cook Dumplings: Lightly oil heat-proof plate or metal steamer insert. Steam shu mai—on plate set on cake cooling rack over boiling water or in steamer—8 minutes. Serve.

Nutrition Information: 

Calories: 
36
Protein: 
1 g
Total Fat: 
1 g
Saturated Fat: 
g
Carbohydrates: 
6 g
Cholesterol: 
1 mg
Sodium: 
135 mg
Fiber: 
1 g
Sugar: 
1 g
Yield: 
Makes 24