They went viral on Tik Tok but are they good? Spoiler alert —Trader Joes dumplings are GREAT! Warm, comforting, and easy to prepare, these little bundles are incredible for appetizers or dinner.
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Trader Joes Dumplings Soup
There are several styles of dumplings from all corners of the globe. These are a purse-shaped variety. The round dough is pleated along the top, creating a look similar to a purse.
More specifically, the Trader Joes dumplings are steamed dumplings known as Xiao Long Bao which originated in the Jiangnan region of China.
This style is traditionally made with a collagen-rich stock that melts when heated, creating lots of liquid inside. The box suggests you place the dumpling on a spoon to catch any broth that escapes, but you can also be daring and pop it in your mouth. Just be aware, the contents are hot!
You want to devour these as they become soggy when they sit too long.
There are two varieties, the chicken steamed pork and ginger soup dumplings and steamed chicken soup dumplings. Both are fantastic. The pork ones have a bit more punch, thanks to the ginger.
Trader Joes Dumplings Where To Buy
You can purchase Trader Joe’s dumplings at one of the 556 locations in the United States. Products can vary by location, but this popular item is found at many stores. It’s pretty popular!
Trader Joes Dumplings Cost
Both the pork and ginger and chicken soup varieties of the Trader Joes Dumplings cost $3.49 for six.
The company prides itself on low everyday prices and therefore doesn’t have promotions or sales on its products.
Trader Joes Dumplings Nutrition And Calories
Each chicken soup dumpling has 41.67 calories the pork and ginger dumpling has 45 calories. Neither provides a significant source of vitamins or minerals.
Here’s the specific information:
Trader Joes Dumplings Ingredients
Trader Chicken Soup Dumplings Ingredients
chicken, water, onions, green onion, soy sauce (water, soybeans, wheat, salt), ginger, gelatin, sugar, cooking rice wine (water, alcohol, salt), sesame oil, soybean oil, salt, yeast extract, white pepper, seasoning (yeast extract, flavor, salt)
Enriched wheat flour (wheat flour, malted barley, flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), water, wheat flour, modified tapioca starch, salt, soybean oil.
The dumplings contain the potential allergens of soy, wheat, and sesame.
Trader Joes Pork and Ginger Soup Dumplings Ingredients
(Pork Soup Base [water, gelatin, yeast extract, salt] ginger, onion, soy sauce [water, soybean, wheat, salt], green onion, sugar, cooking rice wine [water, alcohol, salt], sesame oil, soybean oil, white pepper, yeast extract0
(Wheat flour, water, potato starch, salt, soybean oil)
The pork and ginger dumplings contain soy, wheat, and sesame as potential allergens.
How To Cook Trader Joes Dumplings In The Air Fryer
These dumplings typically have soft outsides, but an air fryer is an excellent option if you wish to change it up.
There’s no need to defrost; cook the dumplings directly from the freezer.
- Preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees.
- Liberally coat the dumplings in oil, so they don’t dry out. Avocado oil spray is excellent here.
- Lay the dumplings in a single layer. You may need to work in batches.
- Cook for 8 minutes on one side and then flip.
- Cook for an additional 6 minutes or until done.
Air fryers vary like other cooking appliances, so that cooking times may vary.
How To Cook Trader Joes Dumplings In A Microwave
This method is based on a 1200-watt microwave. Times may vary for other wattages.
- Cut a small slit in the edge of the package to allow steam to escape.
- Place tray in microwave
- Cook for one minute 45 seconds to two minutes on high
- Allow them to sit for one minute and open the bag (it will be hot)
How To Turn Trader Joes Dumplings Into Dinner
These are great appetizers, but they are also great as a main course! Here’s how.
Make It Into Soup
Place cooked dumplings in extra broth with mushrooms and scallions for a quick dinner.
Have An Appetizer Night
Serve the cooked dumplings with your other favorite starters for an easy, crowd-pleasing dinner.
Stir Fry Them
Mix cooked dumplings with your favorite vegetables and sauce to create a unique stir-fry.
Make Them the Star of the Meal
Have the dumplings with your favorite side dish for a simple dinner. Options include fried rice, this salad, or steamed vegetables.
What Do You Think?
Have you tried Trader Joe’s dumplings? How do you like to eat them? Let me know in the comments below; I’d love to hear!
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