Celebrate Chinese New Year with Tilda’s prawn potsticker dumplings

Chinese Prawn Potsticker Dumplings

In celebration of the upcoming Chinese New Year (16 February), rice company Tilda has shared its Chinese Prawn Potsticker Dumplings recipe – created in collaboration with chef Dez Turland (group development chef for Brend Hotels.)

An ideal starter or bar snack, the recipe “offers customers a taste of the Orient and a chance to celebrate an event they may have otherwise overlooked.”


For the dough

  • 140g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 125ml boiling water

For the stuffing

  • 110g tiger prawns, minced
  • 110g Tilda fragrant Jasmine rice, pre-cooked as instructions on packet
  • 75g Chinese leaves, chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp garlic purée
  • ½ tbsp Shaoxing rice wine
  • ½ tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp spring onions, chopped
  • 1 tsp coriander, chopped
  • 1 tsp seame oil
  • ½ tsp palm sugar

For the dipping sauce

  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp white rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp chilli oil
Preparation method: 
  1. For the dough, place the flour into a large bowl and stir the hot water gradually into it, mixing all the time, until the water is incorporated.
  2. Tip the dough mixture onto a clean work surface and knead it with your hands, dusting the dough with a little flour if it's sticky. Continue kneading until smooth - this should take about eight minutes. Leave to rest for 20 minutes.
  3. For the stuffing - while the dough is resting, combine the stuffing ingredients in a large bowl and mix them together thoroughly.
  4. Shape the dough into a roll about 20cm long and 2.5cm in diameter. Then with a sharp knife, slice the roll into 16 equal-sized pieces and roll each piece into a small ball.With a rolling pin, roll each ball into a small, round, flat 'pancake' - about 9cm in diameter.
  5. Place about two teaspoons of filling in the centre of each 'pancake' and moisten the edges with water. Fold the dough in half and pinch together with your fingers.
  6. Pleat around the edge, pinching with your fingers to seal well. The dumplings should look like a small Cornish pasty with a flat base and rounded top.
  7. To cook, steam in a basket for about 8 minutes. Alternatively, they can be fried.
  8. For the dipping sauce, combine all the ingredients in a small bowl.

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