Enjoy these delicious vegan dumplings with a mixed vegetable filling - perfect as an appetizer, ...
1 Lightly toast Sichuan peppercorns in a dry pan over medium heat for 2 minutes or until you can smell the aroma. Transfer to a mortar and grind with pestle as same texture as chili flakes, set aside.
2 Heat oil in a small saucepan over medium low heat.
3 Meanwhile, combine garlic, ginger, white part of green onion, chili flakes, sugar, salt and Sichuan pepercorns in a heat proof bowl. Carefully pour hot oil over the ingredients. Aware that the oil will boil immediately. Stir and set a side. You can keep this chili oil for 30 days on a pantry.
4 Boil a pot of water to cook wontons. You can use store bought frozen or homemade fresh ones ... it all works for this recipe! Cook the wontons until fully cooked, about 5 minutes.
5 Meanwhile , combine chili oil , black vinegar , soy sauce and sugar in a small mixing bowl .
6 Remove cooked wontons from the boiling water with a strain spatular and place on a serving plate . When the wontons are still popping hot , pour the chili oil mixture right on top . Garnish with green part of green onion , cilantro and sesame seeds . Serve immediately . Enjoy !
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