The Wonders of Won Tons
August 1, 2010
I love potstickers. I especially love the yummy dipping sauce you dredge them in before popping them in your mouth. Below is a recipe for both.
Oh, and don’t forget the wasabi.
Chicken and Lemon Pot Stickers with Soy-Scallion Dipping Sauce
Yield: 12 servings (serving size: 2 pot stickers and about 2 teaspoons sauce)
1/2 cup dry sherry
1/2 cup water
1/2 ounce dried shiitake mushrooms
3/4 cup finely chopped bok choy (about 1/2 pound)
1/3 cup chopped green onions
1/4 cup finely chopped water chestnuts
1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons minced peeled fresh ginger
2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
Dash of hot sauce
1/2 pound ground chicken or turkey
24 wonton wrappers
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 cup vegetable oil, divided
1 cup water, divided
5 tablespoons mirin (sweet rice wine)
1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar
3 tablespoons chopped green onions
1 teaspoon chile paste with garlic
To prepare pot stickers, bring sherry and 1/2 cup water to a boil in a small saucepan. Remove from heat; add mushrooms. Cover and let stand 30 minutes or until mushrooms are tender. Drain and discard liquid. Finely chop mushrooms. Combine mushrooms, bok choy, and the next 9 ingredients (bok choy through chicken), stirring well.
Working with 1 wonton wrapper at a time (cover remaining wrappers with a damp towel to prevent drying), spoon about 1 1/2 teaspoons chicken mixture into center of each wrapper. Moisten edges of dough with water; bring 2 opposite corners to center, pinching points to seal. Bring the remaining 2 corners to center, pinching points to seal. Pinch 4 edges together to seal. Place pot stickers on a large baking sheet sprinkled with cornstarch.
Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add half of pot stickers; cook 2 minutes or until bottoms are golden brown. Carefully add 1/2 cup water to pan; cover and cook 4 minutes. Uncover and cook 3 minutes or until liquid evaporates. Repeat procedure with remaining 2 tablespoons oil, pot stickers, and 1/2 cup water.
To prepare sauce, combine mirin and the remaining ingredients. Serve with the pot stickers.