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Steamed Turkey Dumplings

This is a great "lite" appetizer that tastes wonderful, but will not make you feel like you've eaten a meal. They are easy to make and a joy to serve--try them at your next party! Wonton wrappers are sold in the produce section. If wrappers are square, fold them into triangles. Or, cut them into three-inch rounds with a metal cookie cutter.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Cook: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    20 appetizers (1/3 cup sauce)

Ingredients

  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 pound lean ground turkey
  • 20 wonton wrappers
  • 9 lettuce leaves
  • DIPPING SAUCE:
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons finely chopped green onion
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the onions, cornstarch, ginger, soy sauce and oil. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well.
  • Place 1 tablespoon turkey mixture in the center of a wonton wrapper. (Keep remaining wrappers covered with a damp paper towel until ready to use.) Moisten edges with water. Fold one corner diagonally over filling and press edges to seal.
  • Line a steamer basket with three lettuce leaves. Arrange a third of the dumplings 1 in. apart over lettuce; place in a large saucepan over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 10-12 minutes or until a thermometer reads 165°. Discard lettuce. Repeat twice.
  • Combine sauce ingredients; serve with dumplings.
Nutrition Facts
1 dumpling with 3/4 teaspoon sauce: 52 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 208mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch.

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  • dfausnacht
    Sep 21, 2012

    Surprisingly good for such simple and few ingredients! To beef up the nutrition a bit, I added cabbage to the mix, and would consider adding carrots.