Chinese New Year Lucky Dumplings

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For the Chinese New Year, Dumplings (jiao zi), are considered lucky because their shape resemble the gold ingots used as currency during the Ming Dynasty. Learn more about Chinese New Years Lucky Foods.

Ingredients:
1/2 pound ground pork
2 ounces chicken broth
2 tsp. minced garlic
1 tsp sugar (we use light brown sugar)
2 tsp fresh grated ginger
1 tsp Thai chili paste or siracha
1/2 tsp sesame oil
4 tablespoons chopped scallions
1 pack wonton wrappers
Dipping Sauce:

1/4 cup water
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tsp Thai chili paste
1 tablespoon vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tsp fresh grated ginger

Combine all of the ingredients for the filling and set aside. Place 2 teaspoons of filling inside of each wonton wrapper. Fold the dumplings in half and seal the edges with water or a little egg wash and then use forks to seal the edges. Steam for 5 to 6 minutes, and then pan fry with a little of the sauce to brown the sides and crisp. You can also pan fry for 5 to 7 minutes rather than steaming.

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