10 Mouthwatering Dishes You Can Make from Empanada Maker
Dumplings are merely a mouthful but packed with sheer scrumptiousness. These tiny portions can be served on side of the main course, as a delectable appetizer or a delicious snack served with steaming coffee or tea during lunchtime.
They were bought on the stage of the culinary world 1800 years ago by Chinese cooks before being adopted by French and American chefs. Today, it is one of the most enjoyed dishes among people and is largely consumed by people of America.
They are formed into moldings by an Empanada Maker.
What is this Empanada maker?
What is the one thing that is most difficult to achieve when making dumplings? It’s sealing them securely so that it doesn’t open up while being boiled or fried. Empanada maker helps in achieving that effortlessly.
It is a gadget which first makes equal sizes of dough cuttings and then seals the filled packets easily from the edges. You see that wriggling patterns at the border of half-moon dumplings – that’s the magic of empanada makers. Here are the top dumplings you can make from them that are sure to tantalize your taste buds.
1. Mixed shellfish Dumplings
Only a few don’t approve of seafood. Those who don’t should shift to the second dish straight away because this is for all the seafood-lovers. The filling is mixed with shellfish, crabmeat, scallops, and shrimps with an addition of mushrooms and garlic for that zesty flavor. Chinese boil the dumplings in water but you can also fry them in oil.
They can be served with a sweet sauce.
2. Lamb dumplings
Hailing from the spices-rich lands of the Middle East, these lamb dumplings are a fuss-free dish for any type of family or formal occasion. Mixed with the chewiness of lamb and the saltiness of fried potatoes, the inundation of varying spices gives it a wholesome and mouth-watering taste.
Steam it for about five minutes till the wrapper becomes translucent before frying it in sizzling oil. It can be served with different dipping sauces like cucumber vinegar, spicy tomato or hot and sour.
3. Pork dumplings
With a pinch of black pepper and salt, a sprinkle of red chili powder and a masterly addition of ginger paste into minced pork, you can get just the perfect filling for dumplings for a homecoming party. One can paint each dumpling with a single stroke of egg yolk for a nice, crispy feel to it.
Fry them in oil until it turns reddish brown and complement it with your favorite ponzo-ginger sauce or simple tomato ketchup.
4. Apple dumplings
Most doctors say “Say no to sugar” but that’s raw sugar they refer to. Using sweet fruits to your advantage is the best way to satisfy your “sweet” cravings. Partner up the sweetness of mashed apples with the saltiness of nutmeg and flavorful bitterness of cinnamon before enveloping them in pie dough.
Bake it in the oven once they are “groomed” with the Empanada maker and throw a little caramel sauce over each of them for sheer irresistibility.
5. Vegetable dumplings
The thing we like about the culinary world is their ability to bring several simple ingredients together and adding spices in them to credit them with a taste they are not capable of producing solely. Vegetable dumplings is that sort of a dish.
With a succulent combination of cabbage, carrots, mushrooms, and seitan, the tang of the filling is augmented with soy sauce and chives. Fry them in pan on a gentle heat and serve with the unique black rice vinegar sauce.
6. Soup dumplings
How many of you are crazy about the mesmerizing liquid chocolate falling out of a molten lava cake when you cut the first piece with a spoon or fork? Many of you, we assume. Soup dumplings follow the same configuration except there is pork gelatin soup cascading out instead of chocolate.
The mystery of getting a liquid in a dumpling is very easy to comprehend. Soup is prepared by boiling pig foot with pork slivers, scallions, and ginger. The collagen present in them causes it to solidify when chilled. So there are cut in pieces and added to the pork filling when inserting in the dough pieces.
The dumplings are steamed in the steaming pots where the frozen soup transforms into a liquid. This can be consumed with extra soup or solely. Whichever the way you choose, it’s delectably enriching!
7. Strawberry dumplings
Getting itchy about not having another sweet dumpling on the list? Here it is. Made with rich strawberries, sugar, lemon juice and butter, you can add as many ingredients you like to make it more flavorsome.
Make a nice, fine filling and wrap them securely into dough portions mixed with cheese through an Empanada Maker. Boil them in water for about 15 minutes before a brown crispy shade starts appearing on the dumplings. Serve them with a sauce of your choice.
8. Mediterranean dumplings
Ever mixed lamb or beef with cherry and pine nuts? It’s always a first time for everything so go on with it now. Supremely enriching and excessively intriguing, these Mediterranean dumplings transit deliciously between the saltiness of the meat and sweetness of the cherry.
You can either fry or bake the dumpling although we prefer baking it. Serve it pleasantly with a Yogurt Mint sauce to make the consumers lick their fingers.
9. Flaky Samosas
It is another vegetable dumpling with the addition of peas, onions, and mint. Prepare the filling by boiling potatoes, peas, and carrots. Add onion crumbs and mint leaves according to your wish, not to forget your favorite spices and shrubs like Rosemary and cumin.
Encapsulate them in dough cuttings which are prepared with flour, egg yolk, and melted cheese. Fry them in oil and get an agreeably appetizing end-product.
10. Asian chicken dumplings
You guessed the main ingredient right – It’s chicken. Either mince it before boiling or tear it in thin, fibery sections after boiling. Mix them with mushrooms, mozzarella cheese and spices like white pepper, turmeric, and coriander powder.
Prepare them well, insert them carefully and pan-fry them precisely. Serve it with soy sauce and fries on the side for a yummy treat!
Hope to have covered your dumpling base from all sides. We wish you all the best for preparing them.
Author: Emma Wick Walker
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