We were super excited for Top Chef last night, only to discover that it was a repeat!! What a bummer! I had this fun meal all planned and everything. Oh well, these little potsticker pockets turned out to be pretty easy to throw together and we have so many leftovers! I know what Doug and I will be having for dinner tonight! Poor guy... Same dinner, two nights in a row! I served this with a mixed green salad with fresh pea pods, crumbled goat cheese, and a sesame-ginger salad dressing (keeping with the Asian theme).
The original recipe called for ground pork, but I opted for lean ground turkey because it is healthier. I'm sure these would taste just as delicious with pork, shrimp, beef, veggies, or whatever you choose! Enjoy!
(Adapted from Guy Fieri, 2008)
Yield: 40 Potstickers
1 Pound Lean Ground Turkey (the original recipe calls for pork)
1/2 C. White Onion, diced
4 Tbsp. Fresh Ginger, minced
1 1/2 Tbsp. Garlic, minced
1/4 C. Green Onion, thinly chopped
2 tsp. Soy Sauce, low sodium
1/2 tsp. Sesame Oil
Pinch of Salt and Pepper
40 (or so) Wonton/Potsticker Wrappers
1 Egg White, lightly beaten
1 tsp. Oil
In a medium bowl, add the ground turkey (or pork), onions, ginger, green onions, soy sauce, sesame oil, salt and pepper. Mix until incorporated. Then, in a medium stock pot, boil 2 quarts of water. (You will need to do these in two batches). Place 1/2 Tbsp. of the mixture in the middle of the wrapper. Brush the edges of the wrapper with the egg white-oil mixture. Fold all corners into the center and lightly press them together. Repeat with the remaining wrappers. Place half of the potstickers in boiling water for 1 minute, remove and cool individually on cooling rack. Repeat with the second half of the potstickers. When you are ready to serve the potstickers, heat a saute pan with 1 tsp oil, and saute on medium-high heat until the skin of the wrapper is slightly golden. Serve with the dipping sauce (below).
2 Tbsp. Soy Sauce, low sodium
1 tsp. Orange Juice, freshly squeezed
1/4 tsp. Lime Juice
1/2 tsp. Sesame Oil
1 Tbsp. Water
Dash of Cayenne Pepper
Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl. I like to put any leftover green onion snippets on the top of the sauce for a bit of color.