Thai Green Curry Pork Dumplings in Coconut Sauce with Crispy Fried Shallots

Thai Green Curry Pork Dumplings in Coconut Sauce with Crispy Fried Shallots
While visiting festivals this summer I noticed a few places selling creative takes on dumplings which sounded like fun! With dumplings you have several ways to make things interesting including the flavours in the filling, how you cook them and what you serve them in/with or what you garnish them with! One of the first dumplings that I had to try were these Thai green curry pork dumplings in coconut sauce with crispy fried shallots where I take pork dumplings and serve them in a Thai style coconut green curry sauce. The pork filling is nice and simple being seasoned with a fresh homemade Thai green curry paste along with fish sauce and plenty of fresh basil and green onions. The coconut curry sauce is a basic curry sauce with the coconut milk, green curry paste, fish sauce, lime juice and palm sugar for a perfect balance of sweet, salty, sour and spicy! The dumplings are fried in a little oil until the bottoms are nice and golden brown and crispy and then a bit of water is added, they are covered and steamed until cooked! The green curry pork dumplings are served in the coconut sauce topped with fresh chopped cilantro, slices of jalapeno and crispy fried shallots!

Thai Green Curry Pork Dumplings in Coconut Sauce with Crispy Fried Shallots
Those crispy fried bottoms are so good!

Thai Green Curry Pork Dumplings in Coconut Sauce with Crispy Fried Shallots
Make a meal out of it by adding zucchini or other veggies!

Thai Green Curry Pork Dumplings in Coconut Sauce with Crispy Fried Shallots
They're great as appetizers!

Thai Green Curry Pork Dumplings in Coconut Sauce with Crispy Fried Shallots

Thai Green Curry Pork Dumplings in Coconut Sauce with Crispy Fried Shallots

Thai Green Curry Pork Dumplings in Coconut Sauce with Crispy Fried ShallotsThai Green Curry Pork Dumplings in Coconut Sauce with Zucchini
Thai Green Curry Pork Dumplings in Coconut Sauce with Crispy Fried Shallots

Thai Green Curry Pork Dumplings in Coconut Sauce with Crispy Fried Shallots

Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Servings: 6

Thai style curried pork dumplings served in a tasty green curry coconut sauce topped with crispy fried shallots.


ingredients
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 2 tablespoon green curry paste
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1/4 cup basil, chopped
  • 1/4 cup green onions, chipped
  • 48 dumpling wrappers
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon green curry paste
  • 1 (14 ounce) can coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice (~1 lime)
  • 1 tablespoon palm sugar (or sugar)
  • 2 tablespoons crispy fried shallots (optional garnish)
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro (optional garnish)
  • 1 jalapeno, thinly sliced (optional garnish)
directions
  1. Mix the pork, curry paste, fish sauce, basil and green onions.
  2. Place 1/2 tablespoon of the pork mixture into the centre of a wonton wrapper, wet the edges with water, fold and seal.
  3. Heat the oil in a large pan over medium heat, add the dumplings and cook until the bottoms are nice and golden brown and crispy, about 2-3 minutes before adding the water, covering and cooking until the dumplings have finished cooking by steaming, about 3-5 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile heat the oil in another pan over medium heat, add the curry paste and saute until nice and fragrant, about a minute, before adding the coconut milk and seasoning with fish sauce, lime juice and sugar to taste.
  5. Serve the dumplings in the coconut sauce topped with the crispy fried shallots, cilantro and sliced jalapeno.

Note: If using store bought green curry paste, use the amount suggested on the package and optionally add 2 cloves garlic, chopped and 2 tablespoon cilantro, chopped to the pork mixture for extra flavour.
Option: Replace 1/2 of the pork with shredded zucchini.
Option: Simmer sliced zucchini in the coconut sauce until tender.
Tip: Place the assembled dumplings on a greased surface while working on assembling the remaining ones so that they do not stick.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 353, Fat 20g (Saturated 14.8g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 57mg, Sodium 1159mg, Carbs 20g (Fiber 2g, Sugars 4g), Protein 23.8g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam

7 comments:

Maria said...

This is sure to be a hit with Josh! He loves his spice!

BrowniferBites said...

YUM!!!!! Can't wait to try this!

Kennapop3 said...

I need to make this soon.

Kathi Petersen said...

I made this tonight and it was WONDERFUL! I did the whole 3 garnish thing too. Really was a great recipe. I love the Thai green curry paste, I've been making the fish curry regularly, and then when I saw this I couldn't wait to try it. THANK YOU!!!

Kevin Lynch said...

Kathi Petersen: I'm glad you enjoyed it and I love the green curry fish as well!!

Steve said...

Made these the other week and they were amazing. Do you think these would be ok to make ahead of time a freeze?

Kevin Lynch said...

Steve: I'm glad you like them!

Yes these will freeze well. Just freeze them on a baking sheet without touching each other and then transfer to a bag or container to make sure that they freeze individually rathe than in one big clump.

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