Happy National Dumpling Day! Transform frozen dumplings into delectable cuisine.
If you’re cooking up some dumplings to celebrate this delicious day, don’t settle for second rate dumplings from the frozen aisle. Transform your meal and add them to your favorite saucy stir-fry. There are so many filling combinations that you can always experience a brand new flavor.
Cabbage is an affordable vegetable that works great as a filling or can be left on the side to act as an Asian-style coleslaw. Stir up a big bowl of slaw and add any leftover sauce from your stir-fry to enhance your Dumpling Day dish.
As we get further into the fall season, chicken and dumplings are one of those rich and hearty dishes that will warm you right up on the coolest fall evening. This meal is a little more exciting than your typical chicken noodle soup--the broth stays the same, but a soft and fluffy dumpling paired with a bite of tender juicy chicken will lead to a lot more requests for soup night.
Rice is a versatile side dish that pairs nicely with any type of dumpling. It’s a quick and easy dinner that you can toss together with anything you’ve got in your fridge. Stir up some fried rice and place a few dumplings on top to act as the main attraction.
If you have any leftover rice--you can use it as filling to stuff your next batch of dumplings. Grab your soy sauce and chopsticks and get ready to chow down.
It’s not against the norm to top a salad with fried ravioli to make a rich pasta salad, so why not do the same with fried dumplings? Assemble your salad and add a pinch of shredded carrots, cucumbers, bean sprouts, and your favorite dressing. Prepare your dumplings and place a few on top for good measure. Keep them whole for presentation or cut them up to get a mouthful of delicious fried dough with each bite.
If you’re not quite ready to give up summer barbecuing, then stay out of the kitchen and head outside to give your dumplings a nice cook on the grill. Coat your dumplings with your oil of choice and heat them on a hot surface until they’re cooked all the way through and start to show those nice char marks. Turn every couple minutes to prevent burning or sticking to the barbecue and you’ll be ready to enjoy. Dumplings on the grill, who knew?
Serve Asian-Inspired Appetizers
Load up a platter and get ready to serve an Asian-inspired feast with all your favorite appetizers and finger foods. Include egg rolls, spring rolls, teriyaki meatballs, wontons, sushi, and of course, dumplings. It’s a super fun meal to serve for guests when hosting parties--especially when you include lots of dipping sauce to go with it. Think cheese board, but Asian-influenced.
If you really want to kick your dumpling dish up a notch--end the meal with some fortune cookies!
If warming your frozen dumplings is the best you can do, at least coat them in some sauce to give them a little added flavor. Homemade dumplings are perfect on their own, but if you’re eating the frozen variety, there’s no harm in a nice drizzle of sweet and sour. Heat them up, give them a dip, and call it a meal.
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