By Pot Scrubber on April 16, 2005
Photo by FrenchBunny
Photo by FrenchBunny
"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."
Serving Size: 1 (279 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"These were just fantastic. For me they were quick to put together but I am use to making my dumplings for wonton soup so it didnt seem like too much work. I had cut the recipe in half because we were only two and I just wanted some to go with some lo mein soup for lunch. I had made the sauce and I also made some Peanut Sauce using Recipe #37244 (excellent) For the soya dipping sauce I had put all the ingredients in a mason jar and just shook it really well, turned out alot easier than just whisking it. For the dumpling mix I had put it in my small food processor and mixed for about 30 seconds. Turned out really well. I had sprayed Pam on the plate so while I was making them they wouldnt stick to the plate. When I was ready to steam them I sprayed the Pam on the steamer and the top of the dumplings. Steamed them in two batches and that worked out fantastic, nothing sticked anywhere. I really loved the taste of these dumplings, just the right amount of everything. I will definitely be making these again. Thanks so much for sharing Pot Scrubber."
"i added an 1/8ts. of "Five Spice" to the mixture.... added some extra zip to these"
"Pre-review ... Ok, I did taste, just haven't sat down for dinner yet. Ok, I made both your dipping sauce and French Bunny's Peanut Sauce. I figured I would make all the dumplings, and freeze the rest. I also had some leftover pulled pork (no sauce), so I figured I would add it along with some cabbage and some of the others toppings. Why not, I had just about 1 cup in the freezer so why not use it up. I made one already, steamed in just a small sauce pan and tried the sauce. Absolutely great! They were actually very easy to make, but I have made dumplings and ravioli many times, so not hard at all. I folded my up like a little triangle, and some like a Hersheys kiss,but you can fold any shape you want. Adding cabbage worked very well too, not too much, but very good. One note ... when I added the cabbage, I chopped mine separately, because it does have some water and I did not want the rest to become watery. I took the cabbage out after a rough chop and set on a paper towel to drain or dry then added to the pork and shrimp mix. I did make some exactly to your directions and from my taste test. EXCELLENT. I don't have a chinese steamer, but a metal one which fans out over a sauce pan. Added the dumplings and covered with a regular lid. No big deal. I got my fan steamer at Walmart for 2 or 3 dollars and use it all the time. I love it. Anyone can make these and I am looking forward to dinner tonight. A neighbor may stop over, so looking for having some good taste testing! I will definitely make these again. Kim"
"I loved these and so did my husband. Really not that hard to make, just got to make sure not to overstuff them."
"These were much easier to make than I thought they would be. They were restaurant quality, inexpensive to make & very yummy! I made these for our Christmas eve dinner & they were a hit. I will be making these again & again, thanks for the great recipe."
"Thought this recipe was fantastic, and not too hard! Thanks for sharing such a great recipe."
"These were very light and a super fun hubby and wife dinner project. The only thing I would recommend is reducing the dipping sauce to half, a third or even a quarter. With all 48 of the pot stickers dipped in sauce we still had 1.5 cups that went to waste. I'm guessing since the recipe came from a restaurant they make so much because one recipe's worth of stickers is probably 8 or 9 appetizers, each served with their own bowl of sauce. Sauce was a little bland, tasting mostly like soy sauce, will probably add some minced garlic next time. Still the filling was delicious. Steaming them was easier than I thought (I bought a chinese bamboo steamer at Ross for $6 a while back and have been waiting to use it) - less messy and more healthy than frying. Thanks for the recipe, and tip about using Pam (store brand olive oil spray worked just as well) was a bonus."
"WOW were these great!! Well worth the effort it takes to make them. I made mine the day before serving, just steaming them and then stacking them in a container with wax paper so they wouldn't stick together. Then right before serving, I browned them in a bit of veg. oil to heat them up. They were a bit hit. I'll be making these for a long time!"
"UM-O. These were very good. Made these for Tastebud Tickling Travellers ZWT4. We steamed them and sauteed some. They were fantastic both ways. This recipe is a keeper."
"I made this for a challenge in ZWT4 and they were delicious! My DH said they taste just like they do when we go out! They were easy to put together and then I steamed them in my rice cooker... Can't get much easier that that. This is a definite remake! Thanks for posting!"
"DH & DS thought these were ok but not great. I had a little trouble with the first batch falling apart after cooking them."
"I am just thrilled beyond words with this recipe! Loved everything about it and I just can't believe I was able to make them myself. I could do a little happy dance for this one. I used my brand new bamboo steamer and just sprayed it with pam. It does take a little time to make the dumplings but it really isn't that bad. Keeper!!!! Thanks Potscrubber!! Made for the Babes of ZWT4."
"I used ground pork instead of shrimp, and they turned out beautifully. I do prefer the gyoza wrappers, but I can't seem to find them anywhere. Made for ZWT4 Flying Duchess'"
"Outstanding. I make these regularly and steam them in a vegetable steamer for ten minutes and they come out perfect. DELICIOUS!!!! Make these now! Deceptively simple."
"These are addicting, for sure, and taste very gourmet without a risk of messing anything up. They are fool proof guest food! In fact, they are so tasty that I've got them on my list of appetizers to serve in April when I host a dinner/Spades group for some of my girl friends that I really want to Wow. (Yeah.. these dumplings really are THAT good)."
"I could live at PF Changs!! I have made these more than a few times now (including the sauce) never straying from the recipe with YUMMY results!! Your directions are clear and easy to follow. Thanks so much for sharing!"
"Just made these potstickers and my husband and I think they are terrific. I jiggered the recipe a bit by adding more cilantro, green onions, ginger and carrots and a couple cloves of minced garlic and emergency substituted fish sauce for oyster sauce. The recipe made enough to put two meals worth in the freezer and for dinner tonight. What a treat!"
"Made up a 1/2 quantity of this recipe but I should have gone for the full amount the way my family kept polishing them off! I took a previous reviewer's advice and also added a pinch of 5-spice powder to the shrimp filling. The dipping sauce is divine!"
"These are so good and worth every bit of effort. I would suggest at least doubling the recipe as they disappear so fast. I did not make the dipping sauce as my family likes bottled Thai chili sauce. I only had dry ground ginger and used 1 tsp. instead of the fresh. I made these by throwing all the vegetables into the food processor. After they were chopped I added the shrimp( mine were precooked,) and seasonings and pulsed so the shrimp were not pulverized. Thanks for such a great recipe. "
"Wooohoo. These were great. I have fried the dumplings in deep oil and they were absolutely fantastic. I've made half of the recipe and the 20 fried dumplings were gone within minutes. It is worthwile to take your time to make the dumplings. I love the flavors of cilantro, ginger and sesame oil in the mix and the salty character of the sauce. I prefer them hot, but even cold they are fantastic and so they are well suited for a number of guests (heat them up in the oven). And don't forget the wine. If you made them for the first time, the wine will help you a lot to make the dumplings. Thanks for sharing this delicious snack."