Here is an Oriental Recipe that you can make – pot stickers or dumpling, however you call it, is a very easy appetizer and easy party food that will surely please your family or your guests!
My family call this recipe dumplings but for my American friends, they call it pot stickers. Whatever it is called , I think this dumpling is a very good appetizer for any occasion. Although it can get tricky to make, the “zen ” feeling of shaping and the patience it takes to make this meal give a sense of release from stress.
For me, that is what is cooking is all about. A release from stress. While I cook, I feel calmness and excitement at the same time. It also heightens my self -esteem knowing that my clan will be eating my meal with gusto. And this pot sticker surely bring out those things. I hope you will like it. I entered this post in Weekend Potluck 110 and Dianna Rambles.
Steamed Pork Dumpling
Servings: 36 • Serving Size: 1 pc • Old Points:1• Points+: 1• Calories : 32Fat: .3g • Protein:2.6 g • Carb:4.4 g • Fiber: g • Sugar: .9g • Sodium:115 mg
1 cup froze shrimp, thawed and chopped
1/2 lb ground pork
2 tsp corn starch
1 tsp salt
1 medium sized carrot, chopped
1 tbsp freshly grate ginger
2 cloves garlic
2 tsp sesame oil
1 stem green onion chopped
1 pack 36 pieces pot sticker wrap ( Hongkong Dumpling Gyoza Brand)
non stick spray
cup of water in a small bowl to seal pot stickers
Juice from 1 lemon
1 tbsp dark soy sauce
1 clove garlic
1 tbsp onion
- Place the ground pork in a deep bowl. Place shrimp in an electric chopper and chop. Add in green onion, garlic and chop some more and transfer into the bowl with ground pork in it. Using the same chopper container, place the carrot and chop. Add the carrot into the shrimp, pork and onion mixture. Add in the egg, salt and corn starch, sesame oil and using your hand, mix to incorporate the mixture together. Set aside. Spray steamer with oil spray.
- Prepare the pot sticker wrap. And separate them and place them in flat surface. Put the shrimp and ground pork mixture in the middle of the wrap and dipping your fingertip on a water, wet the sides of the wrap and seal the pot stickers as show above. DO the same to the rest of the shrimp and ground pork mixture. Place into a greased steamer and steam some more for 15 to 20 minutes after the steamer water had boiled.
- You can also deep fry these post stickers. This way, it will just be crunchy and not dry.
- Mix all of the ingredients and adjust taste according to your preference
This recipe yields 36 pot stickers. Freeze the un – steamed postickers and use it for the THAI SHRIMP DUMPLING NOODLES minus the noodles if you do not have the noodles. Just boil the stock and add in the pot sticker to boiling and add in green onion, carrot, celery or any herbs you like like basil and cilantro.
Pot sticker usually get dry when not serve fresh. So, it is good if you steam it by batch.