The jiaozi recipe

To celebrate the coming lunar new year, that of the Water Rabbit, the cooks of the Table des Bons Vivants offer you this recipe for jiaozi, these ravioli stuffed with meat and vegetables. They bring prosperity and wealth, in addition to delighting you!

For the dough:

– 300 g of flour

– 15 cl of water

– Salt

For the stuffing:

– 250g minced pork

– 2 spring onions

– 3 Chinese cabbage leaves

– 7 thin slices of ginger 1 mm thick

– One and a half tablespoons of light soy sauce

– A tablespoon of sesame oil

– A tablespoon of oyster sauce

– Half a teaspoon of 5-spice powder – Salt, pepper

For the sauce:

– 6 tablespoons light soy sauce

– A tablespoon of black vinegar

– 3 slices of ginger cut into juliennes

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Prepare the dough: put the flour and a pinch of salt in a bowl, add the water then knead for 5 minutes, form a ball, cover with transparent film, leave to rest for 30 minutes. Chop the spring onions, cut the Chinese cabbage into small cubes and the ginger into brunoise.

Prepare the stuffing: in a salad bowl, put the ground pork, the spring onion, the Chinese cabbage, the ginger, salt and pepper, add the soy sauce, the oyster sauce and the sesame oil, mix well and set aside. After the 30 minutes of rest, knead the dough again for 2 minutes to smooth it. Flour the work surface, form 2 sausages with the dough, standardize for a diameter of one and a half centimeters then cut out portions of one and a half centimeters. Flatten them slightly with the palm of your hand and using a rolling pin, form discs 10 cm in diameter and one and a half millimeters thick.

For the preparation: place a teaspoon of stuffing in the center of the dough, fold in 2 to obtain a half moon, seal the edges by pressing them with your thumbs and index fingers.

For cooking in water: bring a pot of water to the boil, place the jiaozi, make sure they don’t stick together, bring back to the boil, wait 30 seconds, add half a glass of water. Repeat the procedure 2 more times and they can be removed. 7- Prepare the sauce by mixing the soy sauce, black vinegar and ginger.

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