Enlist your guests to help assemble fat, juicy dumplings that they can take home.
It’s a Chinese Lunar New Year tradition for families to gather around flour-dusted tables to roll, fill and fold as many jiao zi dumplings as possible. Jiao zi means “money” in Mandarin. Serving heaps of jiao zi is a way of sharing wishes for prosperity and success in the year to come. Even if you’re not celebrating the Lunar New Year, these dumplings make for a fun, all-hands-on-deck cooking party. Just make a double batch of dough, choose a few fillings, and round out the meal with some simple Chinese foods. You’ll have enough dumplings for everyone to eat their fill and take home a bag to freeze.