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Chicken spinach and basil dumplings



40 piece(s)

Chicken spinach and basil dumplings

  • 50 g Home made bread crumbs, (Gluten free if required)
  • 2 cloves garlic, Peeled
  • 1-2 long green chilli, Split in half and cut into 1inch pieces
  • 60 g pine nuts
  • 15 g fresh basil leaves
  • 45 g fresh spinach leaves
  • 20 g olive oil
  • 1/2 level teaspoons salt
  • 500 g chicken breast mince
  • 1 heaped tsp Vegetable Stock Paste Concentrate
  • 1 heaped tsp chicken stock paste concentrate
  • 40 g coconut cream
  • 10 g tamari sauce
  • 5 g sesame oil
  • 30-40 Dumpling pastry sheets

Dumpling pastry cases can be purchased from the Asian fridge section at the supermarket, or you can make your own.

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    1h 0min
    Preparation 30min
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    • Appliance TM 5 image
      Recipe is created for
      TM 5
      Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!
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Recipe's preparation

  1. 1. Make breadcrumbs from stale bread (gluten free if required) and place in a large cereal bowl and to the side. (Extra required if not using dumpling cases)

    2. Place the following ingredients into the bowl
    - garlic, chilli, pine nuts, basil, spinach, oil, salt.

    3. Put lid and MC on the bowl.

    4. Chop 10 seconds on speed 5. Scrape down sides of bowl and REPEAT

    5. Add chicken mince, 50g bread crumbs, coconut cream, both stocks, tamari and sesame oil to the bowl.

    6. Put lid and MC on the bowl.

    7. Chop 10 seconds, speed 4 IN REVERSE. Scrape down and REPEAT

    8. Scrape the mixture, into the cereal bowl, (that held the breadcrumbs)

    9. Rinse the TM bowl thoroughly with cold water.

    10. Lightly spray both layers of the varoma with olive oil (or brush) - (Not aerosol)

    11. Put 1.5 litres of water in the bowl.

    12. Put on lid and MC

    13. Heat water 15 mins -Varoma -speed 2

    Meanwhile ......

    With bread mat on your bench

    14. Lay out about 9 - 12 dumpling cases on your bread mat. Lightly spray or brush cases with water.

    15. Place 1 teaspoonful of mixture onto the centre of each pastry case. Do not overload, or the filling will burst through when assembling your dumplings.

    16. Fold each case in half, press down edges and crimp to seal, with your fingertips, squeezing out any air at the same time.

    17. When sealed, place on the oiled varoma tray, with a little downward 'squish' to make them stand upright, making sure the dumplings are not touching.

    18. When both trays are full, place varoma in position with clear lid on.

    19. Cook for 15 - 20 mins (depending on the size of your dumplings), Varoma, speed 2.

    20. When cooked, place them in an oval thermoserver, that has a small amount of boiling water and a drop of olive oil in it. (Stops them sticking to the base).

    21. Place any remaining dumplings in the varoma and repeat step 19.

    Serve whilst hot with your favourite sauces.
    (Eg. Soy, light soy, sweet chilli, hot chilli).

    This recipe works really well, to make ‘meatballs’ and roll them in gluten free breadcrumbs. Place on a baking tray then lightly spray with olive oil and bake in the oven at 180 deg C for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.

    Discard water from bowl and Thermoserver.

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Suitable for both TM5 and TM6 Thermomix machines.

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  • They were great! Easy and delicious

    Submitted by Angelat1 on 30. October 2019 - 17:25.

    They were great! Easy and delicious

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  • Thanks for that great recipe! Absolutely...

    Submitted by Rita G on 2. October 2019 - 18:03.

    Thanks for that great recipe! Absolutely fantastic! Used half of the mixture for meetbals, great. Definitely 5 stars!

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