Fuzzy’s gluten free dumplings

Posted on January 31st, 2012

Last week the gorgeous Fuzzy, aka Faustina Agolley, was visiting and cooked a Chinese New Year banquet for a bunch of us. When I tweeted about the dumplings I got asked for the recipe…so Fuzz and photographer Marija Ivkovic set to working up these instructions for everyone.

photo by www.marijaivkovic.com

Fuzzy and I actually met via Twitter. I’d read something she’d posted about being grateful for the death of her Dad as a young child. I commented. She replied. We’ve stayed in touch since. Her joyous energy always makes me smile.

 Faustina says: Happy Chinese New Year! I’ve been GF for about 8 months now and have loved making dumplings in the past. With CNY, I wanted to revisit my love for dumplings by changing the regular wheat wonton skins I used to use with rice paper. Hoorah! It worked!

* You can switch up the mince and added ingredients to your liking e.g. if you like prawn dumplings substitute pork mince with prawn mince and add shredded carrot with a splash of fish sauce, and if you like chicken dumplings switch to chicken mince and add cooked sweet corn kernels.

gluten free dumplings

  • 500g Pork Mince
  • 1 garlic cloved chopped finely
  • 3cm nub of ginger chopped finely
  • 1 bunch of coriander washed thoroughly finely chopped including the root
  • A tiny splash of tamari soy sauce
  • A few drops of sesame oil
  • A tiny splash of peanut oil
  • Season with salt and pepper
  • A packet of small rice paper approx. 6 ½ cm in diameter

Sauce

  • Tamari Soy Sauce
  • Chopped up Chilli

Line your bamboo steamer with with baking paper and drizzle the paper with olive oil so the rice paper doesn’t stick

Mix up the mince with the rest of the dumpling ingredients

Pour some hot/warm water into a bowl dip the rice paper into the water til soft

Place rice paper onto a plate and place 1 tablespoon of dumpling mix in the middle

Gather the rice paper around the dumpling mix and twist the top of the dumpling to make a money bag shape

Place your dumplings into the bamboo steamer make sure they don’t touch one another otherwise they’ll stick

Place your bamboo steamer on top of a pot or deep fry pan of boiling water and steam for 5 minutes

Serve with chilli soy sauce in steamer immediately

 You can follow Fuzzy on twitter, or facebook. The gorgeous images are by Marija Ivkovic, a very smart, very funny Melbourne photographer with some FO business cards that have magical man-pulling abilities. You can find her here.

Here we three are in Melbourne last night. We had dinner together at Mamasita. We were this (—–) excited about these corn cobs (which everyone in town just has to tell you to try). FYI: everything – I REPEAT EVERYTHING – on the menu is 100% gluten free!

 

 

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  • MirandaBB

    These look absolutely delish… definitely my cooking project for today!

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  • http://econest.blogspot.com Maria

    Oh man they sound yummo. YUMMO.

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  • Rachael

    I’ve always throught Fuzzy had a great aura about her…glad to hear it’s true!

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  • Brittany

    yummo I will make them this weekend! I love Mamasita as they are gluten fee and fructose free friendly!

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  • Mia Bluegirl

    Where does one find a bamboo steamer? I need to make this dish!

    Not only because I just emailed my best mate in excitement and offered to make him dumplings. :)

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    Rachael Reply:

    Mia, try a store that sells Asian goods

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    Sarah Wilson

    Sarah WilsonSarah Wilson Reply:

    I THINK I’ve seen them at Woolies/Coles. THey’re super cheap and in all Asian grocers…and some discount shops

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  • Miranda

    Does this recipe fall under the IQS and Paleo approach?

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    Sarah Wilson

    Sarah WilsonSarah Wilson Reply:

    Definitely sugar free. The rice paper means it’s not paleo though.

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  • Selena

    Yum!

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  • Naomi Lee

    I’m so excited – gluten-free dumplings!!! I can’t wait to make these… (it’s easy to say no to bread or pasta.. but dumplings and samosas these are the foods that regularly break my gluten-free commitment)

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    Sarah Wilson

    Sarah WilsonSarah Wilson Reply:

    Naomi – no gluten in these. Both Fuzzy and I can’t eat gluten.Tamari has no gluten either.

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  • http://www.paleoconnect.com Suz @ PaleoConnect

    These look amazing – I’m strict Paleo, so don’t eat rice/ soy or peanut – but I’m wondering if these would work with seaweed instead of the rice paper?

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    Sarah Wilson

    Sarah WilsonSarah Wilson Reply:

    Suz, nope. Seaweed isn’t flexible enough to wrap and hold…but guess you could do as a nori roll set up. That would work.

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  • Lou

    Suz, I’ve seen recipes using large cabbage leaves as to parcel up the filling (maybe savoy as its quite flexible) and steaming would take a little longer to steam than with rice paper. Very green and paelo!

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  • Amy

    Just returned from buying all the ingredients and realised i didnt buy a bamboo steamer!

    could i put baking paper on the bottom of a saucepan steamer and do that instead?

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  • bonita

    oh thankyou! can’t wait to surprise my husband with these on our wedding anniversary this weekend, he has been coeliac for 3 years, and cries (on the inside, he’s a man don’t forget!) whenever he sees people eating dumplings. keep up the great work, always such inspiring posts x

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  • chia seed

    Hi Sarah

    Thanks for a great post & to Fuzzy for the delish-looking recipe!

    Is the original comment/tweet of Fuzzy’s about her experience of her dad’s death available online? (This is an issue very dear to my heart.)

    Thanks so much :)

    chia seed

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  • Peta

    is the mince cooked or raw?

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  • http://www.foxinthebox.com.au Tim – Fox in the box

    Those dumplings look fantastic……

    Just to let you know….. We are a 100% gluten free – FODMAP safe and restrictive dining café & restaurant, in Brighton…..

    intolerantly yours

    Tim

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  • http://www.foxinthebox.com.au Tim – Fox in the box

    Hi Sarah,

    Those dumplings look amazing….
    Just to let you and your readers know, we are a 100% gluten free – FODMAP safe, restrictive dining café & Restaurant in Brighton.

    Everything on the menu is gluten free and FODMAP safe!

    intolerantly yours

    Tim – the intolerant chef

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  • Mica

    Hi, these look great. What rice paper brand did you use?

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