Shiitake Tofu Pot Stickers

Recipe by saylaveev
READY IN: 2hrs




  • Wontons:
  • Place mushrooms in a bowl and cover with boiling water. Put plate on top to keep mushrooms submerged and soak for 1 hour. Drain, cool and finely chop. Set aside.
  • Drain pressed tofu and crumble. (If you are using pork just add to the pan when you should add tofu.)Heat oils in a skillet and saute the garlic, ginger, chile flakes and scallions until golden. Add tofu, pepper and soy sauce and saute until the mixture is dry and heated through (make sure pork is cooked). Cool and stir in cilantro.
  • Whisk cornstarch and water in small bowl. Take a wonton wrapper and hold it in palm of your hand. Place a teaspoon of filing in center or wonton. Lightly brush some cornstarch water along the edge of wonton with finger. Press edges together to form a half moon, making sure the filling remains packaged within, and edges are sealed. Wontons at this point can be frozen up to one month.
  • To cook, heat oil in heavy skillet until hot. Place wontons in oil and fry for several minutes until golden. Turn over and repeat. Drain on paper towel and serve warm.
  • Dipping Sauce:
  • Heat oils in pot over medium-low heat. Add garlic and chiles and saute briefly. Do not let them burn. Stir in vinegar, soy sauce and water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer. Add honey and stir to dissolve. Mix cornstarch with few tablespoons or water in bowl and whisk into simmering liquid. Continue to simmer for 5 mintues. When sauce has thickened slightly remove from heat and let cool. Stir in lime juice and minced cilantry and set aside.