Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Shrimp Potstickers

So excited to share these super cute Valentine's potstickers I made for the dinner club I partake in monthly. Since Valentine's day fell during the usual week of our dinner club, it was postponed to the following week but with the love day theme in mind.

I thought it would be cute to make potstickers in the shape of hearts. Potstickers are so easy to make. You can make any type of filling. I decided to go with a shrimp filling. But you could use chicken, pork, vegetable, or even a combination.

I adapted my recipe from Martha Stewart. I basically just used this recipe as a guide, but definitely adjusted the cooking times since my potstickers were smaller and therefore didn't need the full cooking time. Remember, nothing needs to be exact!

Here is what I had for my filling:
1/2 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
one large egg white
1 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil
2 teaspoons soy sauce
Finely chopped cilantro, about a tablespoon
1/2 grated carrot
Freshly grated ginger, about 1/2 teaspoon
1 small shallot, minced
2 scallions, finely chopped

Other items you will need:
Fresh wonton skins (can be round or square)
Heart shaped cookie cutter that will fit your skins
Pastry brush and water

Puree shrimp, egg white, sesame oil, and soy sauce in a food processor until smooth and pasty. Transfer to mixing bowl and combine cilantro, carrot, ginger, shallot, and scallions. Season with salt and pepper.

Take wonton skin and place 1/2 teaspoon of filling in the center. Brush water around the skin and place another skin on top. Carefully press out air while sealing. Take a heart shaped cookie cutter and press. Place on parchment lined cookie sheet and cover with plastic as you make the rest.

On medium high, heat tablespoon of oil in large pan and add about 1/2 of your hearts. Cook for a couple of minutes and give the pan a shake. Add just enough water to barely cover hearts, cover and cook for 3 minutes. Lower heat to medium and cook for another 3 minutes.

Serve warm with favorite dipping sauce!

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