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    Does anyone have a recipe for dumplings or potstickers? Im going this Saturday to get a bamboo steamer and some other kitchen things and I want to make some dumplings. Plus I saw them being made on the Today show this morning and my local chinese resturant's dumplings have no flavor. Thanks

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    Dipping sauce:
    1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
    1 tablespoon seasoned rice vinegar
    1 tablespoon chili-garlic sauce
    1 teaspoon hot chili oil
    Filling:
    1/4 pound ground pork
    2 ounces uncooked shrimp, shelled, deveined, and finely chopped
    1 egg white
    1/4 cup minced water chestnuts
    2 tablespoons minced Chinese celery
    1 teaspoon minced cilantro leaves
    1/2 teaspoon minced ginger
    1/2 teaspoon sugar
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/8 teaspoon sesame oil
    Dash ground white pepper

    24 potsticker wrappers
    3 tablespoons cooking oil
    2/3 cup chicken broth or water


    To make the sauce: In a medium bowl, combine the soy sauce, vinegar, chili-garlic sauce and hot chili oil. Mix well and reserve.
    To make the filling: In a large bowl, combine, the pork, shrimp, egg white, water chestnuts, celery, cilantro, ginger, sugar, salt and sesame oil. Season with a little pepper and mix, stirring rapidly in 1 direction until the mixture is well combined and spongy.

    To make the potstickers: Working in batches, lay 4 potsticker wrappers on a clean surface. Keep the remaining wrappers covered with plastic wrap to prevent drying. Put a heaping teaspoon of filling in the center of each of the 4 wrappers. Brush the edges with water. Fold the wrappers in half over the filling, pinching the edges together to form semi-circles. Put the potstickers on a baking sheet seam-side up and cover with a clean towel. Repeat until all the potstickers have been formed.

    To cook the potstickers: Heat a large skillet over medium. Add about 1 1/2 tablespoons of oil. When the oil is hot add half the potstickers, seam-side up. Cook the potstckers until the bottoms are golden and crisp, about 4 minutes. Add 1/3 cup broth. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and cook until the liquid is absorbed, 5 to 6 minutes. Transfer the cooked potstickers to a platter. Repeat, cooking the remaining potstickers.



    I personally leave out the water chestnuts (and sometimes the shrimp depending on what I have handy) Be sure your meat is finely minced. And you have to include the dipping sauce!!!!!! I think potstickers tend to be somewhat bland and the sauce is what makes them flavorful! Also, depending on the flavor I'm going for, I also toss in minced scallions and a touch a worchestire.

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    Default Re: Dumplings or Potstickers

    These sound really good, Fonzarelli. Thanks for posting the recipe.

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    They are yummy! You'll have to let me know if you try them.

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