This paleo dim sum recipe uses a paleo pasta filled with flavorful ginger and pork and is steamed to perfection to make these amazing Asian potstickers.
The other day I was having cravings for pasta or something similar, but I didn’t want to have the usual rice noodles that I occasionally eat when the rest of my family eats homemade wheat pasta. Ever since going gluten free and mostly grain free, I don’t have that many cravings for bread or pasta, but every once in a while it’s bound to happen.
I was determined that I wanted to make a sort of grain free pasta, and started experimenting with different mixes of grain free flours to try to get the right consistency for making pasta. I ended up coming up with a combination that made a tasty pasta, but the mixture was a bit too delicate for pulling though the pasta maker as I have always done with traditional wheat flour.
This pasta worked better with a rolling pin and cutting by hand. The dough itself is quite delicate, but the pasta, once boiled, actually has a pretty solid consistency resembling wheat pasta al dente; the flavor isn’t that different either!
As I was rolling out the flour and looking through my fridge, trying to decide what I wanted to make myself to eat, I though about using the pasta dough to make something I’ve wanted to try making for quite some time. I decided to try to make myself a paleo dim sum recipe.
To be honest, I wasn’t quite sure what I was getting myself into, or if it would work out, but I kept going anyway. I’m so glad I did because I can truly say that I enjoyed this recipe.
You can probably tell that, despite being an American girl living in Spain, I like to try making and paleo-fying a lot of Asian recipes. I don’t know why, but I guess it’s because I’m attracted to the exotic flavors like ginger, soy sauce, litchis and matcha.
With that introduction, let me share with you my paleo dim sum recipe.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. (Even my husband liked this one.) 🙂
This post is also available in Español.