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Paleo Pork Dumplings, An Asian Appetizer

This recipe for Paleo Pork Dumplings is made with ground pork, green onions, and Napa cabbage and is seasoned with fresh garlic and ginger, sweet spicy chili peppers, coconut aminos and sesame oil and is great as an entrée or an appetizer. We got the idea one night while out to dinner. There was a smell of dumplings and we were talking about how the outside is just a vehicle for the inside…and there you go, skinless pork dumplings are born! Serve them with a trio of sauces: Paleo Spicy Thai Dipping Sauce, Paleo Sweet Chili Sauce, & Paleo Hoisin Sauce!

Angel and I had a really great weekend. We went to a wine gala for Tom Coughlin’s Jay Fund (which we got to take our pictures with Tom Coughlin – cool). Then chilled out and watched movies and took care of some things around the house. It was so warm and nice on Saturday that it got me thinking about summer and having people out to the house since we live so close to the beach. Sigh, I can’t wait until its really beach weather.

Recipe: Paleo Pork Dumplings


  • 1 lb ground Pork
  • 3 Green Onions
  • ½ head Napa Cabbage
  • 4 Garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp fresh Ginger
  • 2 Bird’s Eye Chili Peppers
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut Aminos
  • 2 Tbsp Sesame Oil
  • Coconut Oil
  • Paleo Thai Dipping Sauce


  1. Chop the green parts of the green onions and cabbage and mix together. Mince the garlic, ginger, and chili peppers (sans stems) and add them to the scallions and mix. Pour in the coconut aminos and sesame oil and stir to incorporate, now add in the pork and mix thoroughly. Or better, use a food processor and do this all at once.
  2. Form about a 1” oval, dumpling shapes with the meat mixture and set aside. Heat 1 tablespoon coconut oil over medium-high (~6) heat. Once the oil is hot, cook dumplings in a single layer for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until the pork is cooked through and no longer pink. Drain on a paper towel and serve hot. Do this until all of the pork dumplings are cooked.
  3. Serve with our Paleo Sweet Chili Sauce or Paleo Thai Dipping Sauce for dipping!

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 15 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 6

My rating 5 stars:  ★★★★★ 1 review(s)

Try this recipe with our Paleo Asian Slaw!

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