Ground Turkey Steamed Dumplings

This was my first place winning recipe that was chosen for Taste of Home Healthy Cooking April/May 2012

Dumpling Ingredients:
1/2 lb. ground raw turkey
2 green onions, thinly sliced
2 tbsp. cornstarch
2 tbsp. minced fresh ginger
1 tbsp. light soy sauce
1 tsp. sesame oil
20 wonton wrappers  (see note below)
Lettuce leaves

Oriental Dipping Sauce Ingredients:
1/2 cup light soy sauce
1 tbs. sesame oil
1 tbs. minced scallions
1 tsp. minced garlic

1. In a medium bowl combine ground raw turkey, green onions, cornstarch, ginger, soy sauce and sesame oil.
2. Place a rounded teaspoon of turkey mixture on each wonton wrapper. Brush edge of wrapper with water. Fold wrapper over filling making a half moon. Press edges to seal. Keep filled wontons under a damp cloth.
3. Line a steamer basket with lettuce. Place dumplings on lettuce. Cover steamer basket. Place steamer basket over simmering water and cook for 30 minutes.
4. While dumplings are cooking, combine the soy sauce, sesame oil, minced scallions and minced garlic together and mix thoroughly. Place the dipping sauce into a serving dish.  Drizzle the dipping sauce over the hot steamed dumplings before serving.

*Note: 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.

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour