This a really terrific filling for those Asian steamed dumplings. The recipe was given to me by a good friend who is a chef at Benihana. You can use ground pork, ground shrimp, or ground turkey with great success. I have posted the recipe using ground pork because that is the typical mixture most people are accustomed to... but shrimp is a great indulgence and ground turkey is what I usually use and I love it.
We made these tarts, filled with a savory and onion saute, from various different recipes here on zaar and the testing and tasting was the good part! These were served at the Inauguration of our new North Wing, on May 11, here at the home and now we are going to serve them at the opening of 3 extra dining rooms -- what fun and how nice!
This was inspired by Creamy Fruit Cups (recipe #15419). I could only find fresh red grapes in my small town and had to improvise with other ingredients. I was pleased with the final result. I served these as part of buffet of finger foods at a breakfast party, but they could easily be a light dessert or part of an afternoon luncheon.
My DH loves those frozen Tony's Pizza Rolls....I'll eat them too, but....what exactly is in them?? We probably don't want to even know! These are MUCH better and at least we know what we're eating!! Buy extra sauce for dipping if you'd like, but they really don't need it. Also, add/omit any ingredients you like or don't like. Make them to your own taste of course. This is what we like in them.
I've wanted to try making ravioli with wonton skins for some time now and came up with this recipe, which combines a number of favorite ingredients. I think it worked out quite well, and hope you agree. Servings is a guess.
A recipe from my worn out copy of Jeff Smith's The Frugal Gourmet Cooks 3 Ancient Cuisines. With this recipe, which I adapted from a soup to pot stickers, you have the choice of steaming or pan frying the dumplings. Dim sum (also known more commonly as gyoza) wrappers are shaped like wonton wrappers except they are round not square. The wrappers can be found at any Asian market and many grocery chains. We always serve the dim sum with both a sweet dipping sauce, (usually a purchased plum sauce) and a salty dipping sauce. You can also use freshly made dim sum wrappers, but as I am not to that confidence level in Asian cooking I will leave that to the culinary experts. In the meantime I will take itty-bitty baby steps when it comes to cooking Asian food.
If your a fan of egg rolls like I am, give these a try. The asparaus gives them a nice crunch, and the crab meat mixed with the garlic and ginger gives the filling something extra special. The dipping sauces are fun. Beware of the peanut sauce, it's really HOT.
I finally got around to making these last night and, while my photos don't exactly reflect it, they were AWESOME! I made a very simple dipping sauce of about 2 parts Yamasa soy sauce to 1 part rice wine vinegar with some sesame seeds sprinkled on top. I froze the extra prepared, but uncooked pot stickers on a cookie sheet, each layer separated by waxed paper, then put them in a vacuum sealed Food Saver bag and back into the freezer. These got pretty consistent 5 star ratings on the FoodTV.com site.