I’m convinced that I could live off of Asian food. So many great flavors, and so verstatile. We used to eat Chinese after church every Sunday, but all that was axed out in a recent budget cut.
Because of this I’ve gotten pretty good at being able to re-create some of our favorites (Cashew Chicken and Sweet and Sour Chicken) at home. In the process we’ve liked some of my creations just as much, if not more, than the restaurant counterparts.
While enjoying the last few nights of our satellite (we finally went ahead and cancelled it) we stumbled upon a channel that we had no idea even existed. Planet Green. As our luck goes, it has become one of our favorites! One evening we caught a show with Emeril Lagasse, and I knew I had to try his recipe for Asian Vegetable Dumplings and an Asian Soup.
It was SO good! And, it is meatless!
As always, I modified the recipe just a bit to accommodate to our tastes, and to what I had. You can find the original here.
Get your steamer ready and place your Napa Cabbage leaves in the rack. Place your dumplings on top of the cabbage leaves so they don’t stick and so that they do not touch each other.
Cover and steam until dumpling wrappers are soft and tender, about 10 minutes.
1/4 cup soy sauce
Whisk together all ingredients except the sesame seeds. Cover and chill. Add in the sesame seeds just before serving.