Peppermint Thai Dumplings Trust me, this is much easier than it sounds. These days you can buy wonton skins in the produce department of your supermarket. You can also buy wonton makers in Asian grocer; they make perfect wontons with no effort.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
4 1/2 cups water
6 peppermint tea bags
1 pound ground pork or turkey
2 tablespoons diced scallions
2 tablespoons wok oil
20 wonton skins
1/4 cup Apricot Ginger Wonton Dipping Sauce
Bring 1/2 cup of water to a boil and add 2 of the tea bags. Steep for 5 minutes and remove the tea bags, squeezing excess liquid into the tea; then discard the bags. Combine the tea, ground pork or turkey, scallions, and wok oil, and blend well. Place 2 tablespoons of the mixture on each wonton skin and fold up the sides. Place the remaining 4 tea bags in the 4 cups water, and bring to a boil in the bottom part of a steamer. Place the wonton on the top of the steamer and steam for 15 to 20 minutes or until cooked through.
Apricot Ginger Wonton Dipping Sauce Prep Time: 20 minutes
3 tablespoons water
1/2 cup light soy sauce
1 Apricot Ginger tea bag
Combine the water, soy sauce, and tea bag, and let steep for 20 minutes. Remove the tea bag, squeezing excess liquid into the sauce; then discard the bag. Serve as a dipping sauce for Peppermint Thai Dumplings.
(From Celestial Seasonings Cooking With Tea by Jennifer and Mo Siegel.) Brought to you by Celestial Seasonings.