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Dumplings. We simply love them. If we’re eating Chinese, it’s pretty much unheard of for us not to get an order of dumplings. They make a great side. Heck, for me there have been times that I ordered dumplings with the intent of saving them for a the next day when I’d make a meal out of them. How can anyone resist that tender pasta outside covering the yummy goodness that’s inside?!
Sadly, we haven’t had as many dumplings as we might have liked lately, due to some financial belt tightening. One of the ways we have saved some money this year is by getting take-out less. By less, I mean a lot less, as in we’ve only gotten it one time this year. I won’t lie. I miss it. I can make some things on my own, but then there are things like dumplings that I simply can’t make as well if at all. So what’s a girl to do?
Here in New Jersey, I can turn to Chef One. Chef One knows dumplings. They produce an astounding 44,000 dumplings per hour using only fresh ingredients with no artificial flavors. The Brooklyn based company has been serving some of Brooklyn’s finest restaurants since being founded in 1999. Now, they seek to expand their fan base to even more Americans by launching their products in over 250 ShopRite stores. That’s right! If you are a ShopRite fan like me you’ll be able to pick up Chef One Dumplings to enjoy at home any time.
There are currently six varieties of dumplings available:
- Chicken & Napa Cabbage
- Kale & Chicken
- Kung Pao Chicken
- Thai Style Chicken
Each variety can be prepared in any number of ways including boiling, frying, steaming or microwaving. As I mentioned earlier, dumplings make an excellent side. Serve them up with somne sauce and you’re good to go. But, something some folks might not realize is that they can also be used as an ingredient. Take soup, for example. Soup is another dish that I love to eat when getting take out. Now, by using Chef One Dumplings, you can recreate your favorite soups right at home or change them up. For instance, check out this recipe for Kung Pao Chicken & Dumpling Soup. It calls for one package of Chef One Kung Pao Chicken Dumplings and a few other items you probably have in your kitchen and turns into a neat take on the chicken & dumpling soup that so many of us enjoy!
What’s your favorite way to enjoy dumplings?