Take a break from take out and make your own at home! Bill Collins is a Personal Chef and he's going to show us how to make Vegetarian Pot Stickers.
Vegetarian Pot Stickers
- 4 mini-bok choys, leaves and stems julienned
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- ¼ cup carrots, shredded (small, not grated on a box grater)
- ¼ cup chopped cilantro leaves
- 1/3 C sliced scallions
- 2 tsp grated ginger
- 2 tsp rice vinegar
- 1 egg, beaten
- 2 tsp sesame oil
- 2 tsp soy sauce
- 1 package gyoza wrappers (found in Asian markets and many supermarkets)
- 3 tablespoons canola oil
- Combine all of the ingredients, not including the canola oil, wrappers, or the dipping sauce
- Using the gyoza round wrappers, put 1-2 teaspoons of filling in middle. Use water on finger around edge to seal. Make 6 pinches to seal.
- Stand seam side up on sheet pan, covered with damp paper towel, to cook. If the dumpling won't stand on it's own, gently press down to flatten the bottom so it will.
- Heat 3 tablespoons oil in medium pan. Place dumplings in, seam side up, and brown uncovered, 2-3 mins. Touching is okay.
- Add ½ cup water, lower heat, cover, and cook for 7-10 mins, or until they're done
- 1/3 C soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons black vinegar
- 1T agave
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- For the dipping sauce, combine all of the ingredients. You can do this a day or two ahead.
If you cannot get round wrappers, use square ones, and fold them over, one corner to the opposite one, and follow the instructions for the round wrappers.
The amount of filling you use may vary. The key is to add enough so the wrapper filled but it can also still be easily sealed.
Have a small dish of water at hand for sealing the gyoza
When you fill the gyoza, do it as an assembly line. Place 6-10 wrappers on the counter or cutting board. Fill them all, then seal them all. This is faster than one at a time.
After the dumplings are sealed, place them on a greased or sprayed sheet pan. This will prevent them from sticking when you're ready to cook them. If they'll be sitting for more than a few minutes, then cover them with damp paper towel.