Gluten Free Asian Dumplings

Terry John Zila shared a tasty gluten free asian dumpling recipe in the TCL studio kitchen.


½ pound sea scallops, roughly chopped
½ pound shrimp, peeled, cleaned and roughly chopped
1 teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
1 tablespoon grated ginger
? cup chopped scallions
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
½ cup chopped cilantro, leaves and tender stems, plus a few sprigs for garnish
1 serrano chile, finely chopped
40 round dumpling wrappers, 3 1/2-inch diameter

For the dipping sauce:

½ cup rice vinegar

1 teaspoon spicy sesame oil

2 scallions, thinly slivered

  1. Put chopped scallops and shrimp in a bowl. Add salt, pepper, ginger, scallions, sesame oil, chopped cilantro and serrano chile. Mix well with a wooden spoon, then cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour. (Mixture may be prepared up to 1 day ahead.) You should have about 2 1/2 cups filling.
  2. Working in batches, line up dumpling wrappers on a work surface. Place 2 teaspoons filling in the center of each wrapper. Lightly moisten the edge of each wrapper with water and pinch together to surround filling and form a half-moon. Pleat edges to secure the seal.
  3. Bring a large low pot of well-salted water to boil over high heat. Meanwhile, make the dipping sauce: Whisk together rice vinegar, spicy sesame oil and slivered scallions in a small serving dish.
  4. Add 12 dumplings at a time to the pot. When they bob to the surface, simmer 4 minutes, then remove with a slotted spoon or spider. Serve each person 3 or 4 dumplings in a small bowl. Drizzle with 1 teaspoon dipping sauce and garnish with cilantro sprigs.
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