Vegetarian Dumplings with Silvius

In honor of Chinese New Year, Boom Island Brewing’s Co-Owner Qiuxia Welch shares an amazing recipe for Vegetarian Dumplings, paired beautifully with Sylvius.

Photos by Heather Hanson Photography LLC
Photos by Heather Hanson Photography LLC

Vegetarian Dumplings
Yield: 35 to 40 dumplings
Time: About 1½ hours

1 tablespoon sesame oil
¼ cup tablespoon canola or peanut oil
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
3 scallions, thinly sliced
3½ ounces shiitake mushrooms, trimmed and chopped
¼ large Savoy cabbage head (about 6 ounces), chopped

4 scrambled eggs
2 tablespoons soy sauce
35 to 40 wonton wraps

  • For the Dipping Sauce:
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 4 teaspoons light soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 1 scallion, sliced
  • Chilli oil to taste

1. Put the sesame oil and 1 tablespoon of the canola oil in a large skillet over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the ginger, scallions, and mushrooms, and cook until the mushrooms release their liquid, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the cabbage and ¼ cup water and cook, stirring occasionally, until the cabbage is very soft, about 20 minutes. Add the soy sauce and cook until it reduces to a glaze, 2 to 3 minutes, then remove from the heat. Add scrambled eggs.

2. Fill a small bowl with water, and lay a wonton wrap on a clean work surface. Use your fingers to lightly wet two adjacent edges of the wonton wrap, then put a heaping teaspoon of the cabbage mixture in the center of the wrap. Fold the wrap over to form a triangle, and press to adhere the wet edges to the dry edges. Repeat with the remaining wonton wraps and filling.

Photos by Heather Hanson Photography LLC
Photos by Heather Hanson Photography LLC

3. Put the remaining 3 tablespoons canola oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. When it’s hot, add a single layer of dumplings and cook until golden brown on the bottom, 2 to 3 minutes, then turn and cook until lightly browned on the other side, another 2 to 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels, and repeat with the remaining dumplings. Serve hot or warm.

Photos by Heather Hanson Photography LLC
Photos by Heather Hanson Photography LLC

For a slightly healthier alternative, you can boil the dumplings instead of pan frying them. Simply bring water to a boil and cook dumplings 2-3 minutes.

Photos by Heather Hanson Photography LLC
Photos by Heather Hanson Photography LLC

For the ultimate experience, serve with a pint of Boom Island Brewery’s Silvius Pale Ale!

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