Chicken & Mushroom Pelmeni

July 26, 2017 in Category: What's New

Tortellini, pierogi, wonton, ravioli, gyoza…whatever you call it, the humble dumpling is a food phenomenon found across cultures that can be transformed by all manner of available fillings: winter squash, savory meats & cheeses, summer veggies…even sweet apples for dessert!

In Russia, these dumplings are called pelmeni (a derivative of the word pelnyan, loosely translated as “bread ear” due to the dumpling’s ear-like shape). Historically, they were a convenient means of preserving meat and feeding a family over the course of a long winter. At Trader Joe’s, they’re called Chicken & Mushroom Pelmeni, and they’re a convenient means of getting a dumpling dinner on the table in a flash.

Trader Joe’s Chicken & Mushroom Pelmeni are classic dough-wrapped pockets, made in Southern California and assembled in Russian tradition. Stuffed with flavorful chicken thighs and earthy mushrooms, these morsels are further seasoned with tender onion, herbaceous dill and tangy sour cream to round out their traditional flavor profile—simple, savory, satisfying.

Almost as simple as the ingredient listing is their prep: boil these Pelmeni in salted water for 3 to 4 minutes until they float, and serve with melted butter, sour cream or your favorite sauce. Take them a step further with a pan fry (post-boil) for a golden, tender-crisp appetizer—not unlike pan-fried gyoza. With about 52 pieces in each bag, you’ll have enough on hand to ascertain your preferred pelmeni preparation.

We’re offering 16 ounce bags of Trader Joe's Chicken & Mushroom Pelmeni for $3.99, everyday. You’ll find them in our freezers.


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Ingredients

UNBLEACHED WHEAT FLOUR (WHEAT FLOUR, MALTED BARLEY FLOUR), CHICKEN THIGH (BONELESS SKINLESS), WATER, MUSHROOMS, ONIONS, WHOLE EGGS (EGGS, CITRIC ACID [FOR FRESHNESS]), DILL, GRAPESEED OIL, SOUR CREAM (GRADE A CULTURED CREAM), SEA SALT, BLACK PEPPER.
CONTAINS MILK, EGG, WHEAT.

Nutritional Info

Tags: Dumplings, chicken, pelmeni, mushroom, dill