Last night our housemate (yes, we have a new housemate for several weeks!!!!) taught us how to make homemade gyoza, or potstickers. They were easy. They were healthy and awesomely delicious. It was wonderfully exciting. I admit I ate wayyy more than your standard “portion” because I was just so thrilled. Oh well.
I wish we could always have a housemate as awesome as this. The sound of vegetables being chopped in the kitchen, NOT BY ME, was such a revolutionary sound! Somebody else was cooking! It was incredible. I was so happy.
Want to know how to make beautiful and delicious gyoza? I just watched. But this is the basic idea of it:
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined and chopped up (we used the easy-peasy frozen kind)
- chopped up can of water chestnuts
- chopped up green onions (3-4??)
- little bit of sesame oil
- minced garlic
- minced ginger
- little bit soy sauce?
- wonton wrappers
Mix up all ingredients. Put teaspoon? of mixture in half of wonton wrapper (they’re round). Seal with water and make a little pocket. Line up on tray. When you have a few dozen, put a little bit of oil in bottom of nonstick pan. Add gyoza and cook until they are browned on the bottom. Add a little bit of water and cover to steam cook the rest of the way. Probably takes about 5-8 minutes per batch. Eat. ENJOY!