How to Throw a Dim Sum Party - Rachael Ray Every Day

How to Throw a Dim Sum Party

Whip up some delicious dumplings, break out your chopsticks and ring in the Chinese New Year this February with a dim sum brunch!
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Go for a spin!

Make this family-style feast easy to share with that Chinese restaurant fave, the lazy Susan. By one at overstock.com or amazon.com, or make one yourself! Get a lazy Susan turntable at the hardware store (about $10), superglue a round platter on top, weigh it down until it sets, then give it a whirl.

Food on Lazy Susan

Bottoms Up

Toast the Chinese New Year (starting February 19) with a Mandarin orange mimosa -- the citrus fruit is a traditional symbol of good fortune.

Mandarin orange mimosa

Be A Wrap Star

Store-bought wonton wrappers plus three from-scratch fillings equals easy dumplings at home.

wonton wrappers

Step 1

Brush the edge of the wrapper with water, hold it in a cupper hand and spoon 2 tsp. filling in the center, leaving a 1/2-inch border.

Brush the edge of the wrapper

Step 2

Fold the wrapper in half, enclosing the filling and creating a half-moon shape.

Fold the wrapper

Step 3

Make a series of small pleats along the sealed edge, pinching firmly to secure.

small pleats

Step 4

Set the dumpling pleat-side up on the flour-dusted work surface and press down slightly to flatten the bottom.

Flatten the bottom

Make Way for Dumplings

Watch how easy it is to cook big batches of dumplings in our video!

Pork and Scallion Filling

This traditional dumpling filling is super savory and delicious. Toasted sesame oil gives it an extra depth of flavor.

Chinese Dumpling with Pork & Scallion Filling

Chinese Dumpling with Pork & Scallion Filling

Chicken and Napa Cabbage Filling

Keep dumplings light by using ground chicken and crunch napa cabbage.

Chinese Dumpling with Chicken & Napa Cabbage Filling

Chinese Dumpling with Chicken & Napa Cabbage Filling

Edamame & Shiitake Filling

This vegetarian option will even please the carnivores!

Chinese Dumplings with Edamame & Shiitake Filling

Chinese Dumplings with Edamame & Shiitake Filling

Ginger-Soy Dipping Sauce

Make this sauce a few days ahead and refrigerate until ready to use.

Ginger-Soy Dipping Sauce

Ginger-Soy Dipping Sauce

Chili Oil

This oil tastes best if left to stand covered overnight. It will keep for several months in the fridge.

Chili Oil

Chili Oil

Char Siu Ribs

It's very difficult to cut the rib bones on half, so ask your butcher to do it for you.

Char Siu Ribs

Char Siu Ribs

Stir-Fried Green Beans with Garlic and Oyster Sauce

Mix it up! Try other greens with this same recipe.

Stir-Fried Green Beans with Garlic & Oyster Sauce

Stir-Fried Green Beans with Garlic & Oyster Sauce

Spicy Sesame Noodles

Instead of using store bought chili oil, try making this with our recipe.

Spicy Sesame Noodles

Spicy Sesame Noodles

Almond Cookies

This almond-studded biscuit is a Chinese-American favorite at New Year's feasts.

Almond Cookies

Almond Cookies