We tossed the savory filling of pork dumplings with steamed bok choy. The trick to making a flavorful pork mixture is deeply browning the aromatics and meat.
Adding rice vinegar loosens the delicious brown bits at the bottom of the pan. No dumpling assembling required for this quick weeknight meal—the wonton wrappers cook in just a minute and are folded into the filling at the very end. Cook, relax, and enjoy!
What you'll need: 3 large cloves garlic 1 oz ginger 2 oz scallions 8 oz ground pork 12 oz baby bok choy 1 carrot ¼ tsp crushed red pepper 3 Tbsp rice vinegar 10 fresh wonton wrappers coarse salt safflower or vegetable oil freshly ground black pepper
Equipment: large skillet large pot strainer
Recipe steps: 1. Prep ingredients Peel and finely grate or chop garlic and ginger. Remove roots from scallions and thinly slice on the bias, separating greens and whites. Peel and grate carrot. Separate bok choy leaves and halve lengthwise if large. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
Cook aromatics Heat 1 tablespoon oil and crushed red pepper in a large skillet over medium-high. Add garlic, ginger, and scallion whites. Cook, stirring, until scallions are tender and mixture is starting to stick, 1–2 minutes.
Add meat Add another tablespoon oil to skillet. Add pork, season well with salt and pepper and cook, breaking up with a spoon until cooked through and browned in spots, about 3 minutes.
Add greens Add bok choy, cover skillet, and steam until tender, tossing halfway through, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in the carrots, and season with salt. Add vinegar and toss to combine, scraping any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Set aside while you cook the wontons.
Cook wontons Peel 10 wonton wrappers from stack and reserve the rest for another use. Drop wonton wrappers to boiling water one at a time. Cook until al dente, about 1 minute; drain and toss with a teaspoon oil.
Finish Return skillet to medium-high, add wonton wrappers, and toss gently to combine. Serve topped with scallion greens. Enjoy!