Two Way Asian Shrimp and Cabbage Dumplings

Another sub zero day in Denver.  Another day to play in the kitchen.  I have all the ingredients for a noodle bowl but I am a bit noodled out! Something different.  I wondered how hard it would be to make Asian dumplings.  They are similar to ravioli right?  As it turns out, not hard at all and very tasty.  It was a dumpling meal…two ways, lightly pan browned and in dashi with veggies and shrimp. Light, healthy and warming on a cold and dreary winter day.

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Serves 4

  • 2/3 lb medium raw shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • 1/4 lb  napa cabbage, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp chopped green onion
  • 2 tsp grated ginger
  • 2 tsp sake
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp corn starch
  • 20 – 24 gyoza wrappers
  • *oil for frying
  1. Lightly saute chopped cabbage and drain. Let it cool.
  2. Finely chop shrimp and put in the bowl. Add green onion and ginger in the bowl and mix well. Season with sake, salt, sesame oil. Add cornstarrch and mix well.
  3. Take a gyoza wrapper and place a spoonful of filling in the middle of the wrapper. Put water along the edge of the wrapper by fingers. Make a semicircle, gathering the front side of the wrapper and sealing the top. Repeat the process to make more dumplings.
  4. Heat oil in a large skillet. Place gyoza in the skillet and fry on high heat until the bottoms of gyoza become brown. Turn down the heat to low. Pour 1/4 cup of water in the skillet and cover. Steam the gyoza on low heat until the water is gone.
  5. Serve gyoza with dipping sauce on the side. For dipping sauce, mix a 1:1 ratio of soy sauce to rice vinegar .

Way One: Lightly sautéed in a small amount of sesame oil.

Way Two:  Dumplings in dashi with shrimp and veggies.

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One response to “Two Way Asian Shrimp and Cabbage Dumplings

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