Recipe by kittycatmom
The traditional filling is pork and cabbage, but they're often stuffed with chicken, seafood, or vegetables. I grew up eating gyoza this is just one of many variations. (serving size is 4 gyoza and 1 tablespoon of sauce if serving as an appy - I would suggest doubling sauce if you serve as a meal with hot rice)
- 1⁄3 cup rice vinegar
- 1⁄4 cup chopped green onion
- 1⁄4 cup low sodium soy sauce
- 1⁄2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- cooking spray
- 4 cups diced shiitake mushroom caps (about 3/4 pound)
- 4 cups finely chopped green cabbage
- 2 tablespoons chopped green onions
- 2 tablespoons mirin (sweet rice wine)
- 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons grated peeled fresh ginger
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon dark sesame oil
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 24 lettuce leaves
- 2 tablespoons peanut oil, divided
Directions See How It's Made
- To prepare sauce, combine first 4 ingredients; set aside.
- To prepare filling, heat a large non-stick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms; cook 3 minutes or until moisture evaporates, stirring frequently. Add cabbage; cook 3 minutes or until softened, stirring frequently. Stir in 2 tablespoons green onions and next 6 ingredients (2 tablespoons green onions through garlic); simmer 2 minutes. Remove from heat; set aside.
- Working with 1 wrapper at a time, spoon 2 teaspoons mushroom mixture into center of wrapper. Fold in half. Fold top edge of wrapper at 1/2-inch intervals to form pleats, pressing against bottom edge to seal. Place dumplings, pleated sides down, on a large baking sheet dusted with flour; cover loosely with towel to prevent drying.
- Line each tier of a 2-tiered (10-inch) bamboo steamer with 3 lettuce leaves. Arrange 6 dumplings, 1-inch apart, in each steamer basket. Stack tiers; cover with steamer lid. Add water to a large skillet to a depth of 1 inch; bring to a boil. Place steamer in pan, and steam dumplings 5 minutes. Remove dumplings from steamer. Repeat procedure with remaining lettuce and dumplings.
- Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 12 dumplings; cook 1 1/2 minutes on each side or until browned. Repeat procedure 3 times with remaining oil and dumplings. Serve with sauce.