If you love Shrimp, you’re going to love these Shrimp Dumplings. They’re a lot like Gyoza, or what most people call Pot Stickers, only better. Just imagine biting into one of the largest seasoned Prawns you can think of. Now picture it wrapped in a Steamed Wonton Wrapper and pan fried to perfection. I don’t know about you but that’s my idea of great recipe. The only thing missing is something to dip them in but don’t worry I’ve got you covered. As a bonus, I’ve included a Potsticker/Shrimp Dumpling Sauce recipe down below, with a video tutorial to go along with it, so there’s no room for error. After you try that you’ll never eat Pot Stickers or Shrimp Dumplings again without it!
Shrimp Dumplings Ingredients:
2 lbs Ground or Minced Shrimp
1 pkg Wanton Wraps (Nasoya)
1 chopped Green Onion
1 tbsp fresh Cilantro
2 tsp fresh chopped Ginger
1/4 cup chopped julienne Bell Pepper
1/4 cup chopped Carrot
2 chopped Garlic Cloves
1 tbsp Soy Sauce
2 tsp Sesame Oil
1 tsp White or Black Pepper (Which ever you have)
Potsticker and Shrimp Dumplings
Dipping Sauce Ingredients:
1 part Sugar
1 part Warm Water
1 part Soy Sauce
1/2 part Rice Wine Vinegar
1 chopped Garlic Clove
1/2 fresh chopped Cilantro
1/8 tsp Chili Flakes or Chili Oil
Follow the video tutorials and enjoy your Shrimp Dumplings and Dipping Sauce.
There’s nothing that top secret about an Oriental Salad. But I’m going to make one using leftovers. I can walk into almost any kitchen, open the refrigerator and turn out a gourmet dish. Obviously a salad is a weak example, but it is an example none the less. Lomo Saltado was left over in my refrigerator today and I decided to turn out an Oriental Salad. Not that that’s too difficult in itself, but the secret to an oriental salad lies in the dressing. So, though I’m whipping out a quick salad, I want the main focus to be two things, leftovers and the dressing.
The best part is everybody has leftovers. So there is a very large variety of options you could probably turn out in your own salad. Beef and Chicken are the easiest, and since my Lomo Saltado recipe has onions and peppers in it as well, I feel like this is the best choice for an Oriental Salad as well as an excellent opportunity to introduce my oriental salad dressing. There are two sauces you need to be aware of; Sriracha, made by Rooster and Kikkoman’s Tempura Dipping Sauce. Sriracha is HOT but it has an excellent flavor for oriental foods that only it can provide. Use this sparingly and to your desired tastes. Tempura Dipping sauce is great for many things. I use this when I make Lo Mein or Ham Fried Rice!
Oriental Salad Dressing Ingredients:
½ cup Mayonnaise
1 tsp Oyster Sauce
1 tsp Sesame Oil
½ tsp Sriracha
2 oz Tempura Dipping Sauce
All the ingredients are pretty basic for this salad. Just be sure to add onions, peppers and some sort of Crispy noodle. I use uncooked Ramen on purpose just to show that it can be done and it can still taste excellent. The Dressing is simple and lies as follows in the above ingredients. Make sure you try an Oriental Salad with this Oriental Dressing next time you’re craving it.
I think most people would agree that they struggle with the right flavoring when they try to throw together a homemade Ham or Shrimp fried rice; if they’re not ordering take out that is. Well it just so happens that I have a quick fix to your flavoring needs. The only problem is it’s hard to find on the shelf at any grocery store. But if you manage to get your hands on a bottle, try this the next time you make your favorite fried rice recipe: Canola oil, eggs, steamed rice, scallions, and your favorite cooked Ham or Shrimp, then add this Tempura Dipping Sauce over the top and stir. Trust me! And you can thank me later!