Cabbage wrapped Dumplings with Pork & Prawns

Cabbage wrapped Dumplings with Pork & Prawns

Recipe created by Uyen Lee - Check out her website for more great recipes:


  • 6cm Ginger, peeled & finely chopped
  • 1 Shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 Spring onion, finely sliced
  • 200g Minced pork
  • 75g Jerusalem artichoke, peeled & finely chopped (optional)
  • 150g King prawns, peeled & chopped into 1cm pieces
  • Pinch of pink pepper or black pepper
  • Pinch of sugar
  • Pinch of salt



  • Sweetheart cabbage, spring greens leaves or savoy or a selection of cabbage leaves
  • 40-50 Chives (whole)



  • 4tbs Soy sauce
  • 4tsp Brown rice wine vinegar
  • 4tbs Maple syrup
  • 2 tsp Chili sauce (optional)


Optional accompaniment: Split lentil sticky rice (serves 2)

  • 10tbs Glutinous rice
  • 2tbs Split red lentils
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of sugar


  1. Steam 40-50 (include extra for breakages) whole chives for 3 mins in the Cookfresh Professional Glass Steamer. Set aside.
  2. Prepare the dipping sauce by mixing soy sauce, vinegar, maple syrup and chilli sauce together in a small bowl.
  3. Put all the dumpling ingredients (except the prawns) into a bowl and mix well together, then mix in the King prawns.
  4. Slice the stems off the cabbage leaves then put one tablespoon of the dumpling mixture onto a leaf and roll until it is covered then slice off any excess leaf.
  5. Take a steamed chive and use as a ribbon to tie the cabbage leaf together with the dumpling mixture.
  6. When you have prepared all the dumplings, steam 12 rolls for 5mins. Serve immediately. Steam the next 12, serve and repeat.
  7. As they do not take long to cook, these can be prepared a head of time and steam when they are ready to be eaten.


Optional accompaniment: Split lentil sticky rice

  1. Soak the lentils and glutinous rice in hot water for about an hour then drain and place in the steamer container with holes (without the container lid).
  2. Season with a pinch of salt and a pinch of sugar and mix together.
  3. Steam for 15-20 minutes until soft and sticky. Use the container lid to keep it warm. This can be re-steamed for a couple of minutes to heat it up.