By Kushi Chef, Alfred Liu

Ingredients for Filling

  • White Meat Fish (Haddock)
  • Nappa Cabbage
  • Shiitake
  • leeks
  • Ginger
  • Arrowroot powder
  • Sesame oil
  • Shoyu

Ingredients for Dough:

  • 1 ½ cups Spelt
  • 1 ½ cups Pastry Flour
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Luke Warm Water
  • Rolling stick to roll out the dough into proper size.

Directions to Prep Dough: (should be done first)

  1. Mix all ingredients together with a cup of water to mix thoroughly. Make sure constantly is easy to press and roll out. Not so soft or hard. Set aside.
  2. After 10 mins knit again. Leave in bowl with wet towel to cover so it does not dry out. Repeat this 3x kneading for 5-8 mins.

Directions to Prep Filling:

  1. Finely cut nappa cabbage and roughly hack. Pieces do not need to be perfect (approx. 4 cups). Add salt to press and massage. Let rest.
  2. Grate ginger (approx. 1 tsp). Finely chop leeks (about ¼ cup).
  3. Soak dried shiitake overnight and drain water (or fresh shiitake can be used). Finely chop and roughly hack similar to cabbage pieces.
  4. To prepare the fish, wash and cut into fillet slices and mince into meat size. The smaller the pieces the easier to pack into the dough. (approx. 2 cups).
  5. Add all filler ingredients in bowl with shoyu and sesame oil (roughly 4 tblsp). Make sure filling is moist. Add arrowroot to help bind mixture together (approx. 1 ½ tblsp).
  6. Let filling sit aside 5-10 minutes.

Directions to Prep Dumpling:

  1. Bring 3 quarts of Water to a boil.
  2. Cut dough so you can roll into long pretzel like. Cut the stipe of dough into 1-inch pieces. Press each piece to form round and roll out dough, with a rolling pin, into a flat circle.
  3. Fill the circle with your filling on one side and flip dough over to make a half circle. Pinch around the dough to seal, making a dumpling-like pinch.
  4. Placed formed dumpling into boiling water for approx 3-4 mins. When it rises to the surfaces you know it’s ready. Scoop out, let drain.
  5. Take skillet pan and heat with sesame oil to make pan fried dumplings.