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Peppermint Thai Dumplings

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This is much easier than it sounds. These days you can buy wonton skins in the produce department of your supermarket. You can also buy wonton makers in Asian grocery stores; they make perfect wontons with no effort.

Preparation facts

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 5 servings


4 1/2 cups (1L) water

6 peppermint tea bags

1 lb (455g) ground pork or turkey

2 Tbs (25g) diced scallions

2 Tbs (30mL) wok oil

20 wonton skins

1/4 cup water

Apricot-Ginger wonton dipping sauce:

3 Tbs (45mL) water

1/2 cup (120mL) light soy sauce

1 Apricot Ginger tea bag


Bring 1/2 cup (120mL) of water to a boil and add 2 of the tea bags. Steep for 5 minutes and remove the tea bags, squeezing excess liquid into the tea; then discard the bags.

Combine the tea, ground pork or turkey, scallions, and wok oil, and blend well. Place 2 Tbsp (30mL) of the mixture on each wonton skin and fold up the sides.

Place the remaining 4 tea bags in the 4 cups (.95L) water, and bring to a boil in the bottom part of a steamer. Place the wonton on the top of the steamer and steam for 15 to 20 minutes or until cooked through.

To make dipping sauce:

Combine the water, soy sauce, and tea bag, and let steep for 20 minutes. Remove the tea bag, squeezing excess liquid into the sauce; then discard the bag. Serve as a dipping sauce for Peppermint Thai Dumplings.

Courtesy of Celestial Seasonings (from Cooking with Tea, by Jennifer and Mo Siegal)

Nutrition facts

Serving Size 1 serving
Calories 626
Calories from Fat 197 (31%)
% Daily Value*
34%Total Fat 22g
30%Saturated Fat 6g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 11.1g
28%Cholesterol 83mg
93%Sodium 2237mg
8%Potassium 283mg
27%Total Carbohydrate 80g
10%Dietary Fiber 2.6g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
52%Protein 26g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.
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