Dumplings can range from simple to complex in flavor, texture and ingredients. Influenced by international cuisines, these versatile pouches come in many shapes and sizes and can be steamed, boiled or fried. They can also be prepared in advance, frozen or made the day of, and they suit every occasion, from a large gathering to an intimate Dim Sum party. Here are a few recipes that use a variety of beers as an ingredient that’s showcased in the final dumplings. This filling has more of a Korean influence, as it uses kimchi, a fermented and heavily seasoned cabbage. The spicy flavors mingle with the ester profile of a Saison | Farmhouse Ale to create magic on the palate. The resulting Chicken Kimchi Saison Dumplings are a different take on dumplings, offering a spicier dumpling that is non-traditional.
Makes: 40 – 45 dumplings, enough for 4 – 6 people