Some of our fondest food memories from living in New York were the late night take-out dinners of dumplings and sesame noodles. Though the Seacoast entertains a wide range of restaurant choices, Asian food is not high among them, and we’re fairly reliant on what we can make ourselves. With a little practice, dumplings have entered our kitchen repertory, though we still kind of miss the folded paper containers they came in.
For this particular batch, we used the recipe for Pork and Cabbage Dumplings with Homemade Wrappers from Serious Eats. As locally-sourced pork tends to come in one-pound packages, we doubled the recipe and froze the other half. Napa cabbage is harder to come by this time of year, and we used one of our more tender storage ones instead; regular cabbage also makes a fine substitute.