SHRIMP POTSTICKERS

May 4th 2023

Potstickers are a popular dish in many parts of the world and can be found in Chinese restaurants and at home-cooked meals alike. They are often served with a dipping sauce made from soy sauce. Typically served as an appetizer I find this dish can be enjoyed any time of day. Some might find potstickers to be a bit tricky to make, as it can be challenging to get the folding technique just right. However, with practice and patience, anyone can learn to make delicious potstickers at home. I watched several youtube videos on how to fold potstickers. By now, I’ve perfected my technique with confidence. Why use shrimp as my filling? Since finding out my husband is “no longer” allergic to shellfish I’ve started curating more shrimp recipes for us to enjoy together. Oh, happy days indeed! These Shrimp Potstickers are so easy to make! If you’ve never made Shrimp potstickers before it’s as simple as seasoning the filling, then wrapping as many as you want to eat. This has easily become my favorite potsticker filling recipe because all the flavors just work and taste amazing! While the folding part can be taxing, the end reward is well worth the time spent. I suggest watching a movie will work to pass the time. This shrimp potsticker recipe freezes beautifully, perfect for a quick meal. I promise these potstickers are easy to make than you think. I hope you enjoy this recipe.

Servings

31 -32 or more

Ready In:

1hr or less

Good For:

Lunch, Dinner, Appitizer

What are potstickers?

Potstickers are a type of dumpling. They are often filled with pork and cabbage but can be customizable based on personal taste and preference. Potstickers are often seen folded into a pleated crescent shape, but can also be folded in half with no pleats for simplicity. Potstickers can be pan-fried, which creates a nice crispy exterior and a juicy interior but can also be steamed and boiled for an overall soft texture. They are usually served a soy-based dipping sauce. Here’s a great recipe here.

Filling

Potstickers can be made with a variety of fillings, including pork, chicken, shrimp, and vegetables such as mushrooms, cabbage, and carrots. They can also be made with different types of wrappers, such as wheat-based or rice-based wrappers. For this recipe, I used shrimp only with a few ingredients.

Below, I have outlined a delicious shrimp potsticker recipe, which features shrimp, spices, garlic, and chives. 

What you will need:

SHRIMP POTSTICKERS

12oz bag Raw Shimp
gyoza wrappers
1 tsp Soy sauce
1 tsp Sesame oil
¼ tsp White pepper
½ tsp cornstarch
3 cloves of garlic
Handful of chives
1/3 cup water

Other Items: Parchment paper, food processor, baking sheet

POTSTICKER SAUCE

1/2 cup soy sauce
1 teaspoon rice vinegar
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 or 2 tablespoons of honey to taste
green onions, sliced
crushed red pepper flakes, optional
sesame seeds, for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Combine soy sauce, Sesame oil, white pepper, cornstarch, garlic, and chives in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Set aside
2. Using a food processor, puree shrimp. Feel free to make it as smooth or chunky as you like. I made mines completely smooth.
3. Transfer shrimp into a medium bowl, add soy sauce mixture, and mix well. Cover with plastic wrap, and place in refrigerator for 30 mins.
4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Add water to a small bowl. Place 1 teaspoon of shrimp filling in the middle of the gyoza wrapper. Moistening edges with water using your finger. Using your thumb and finger, fold pleats into the dumpling on one side and then do the same for the other side. OR you and fold all to one side like I did. For reference, check out my video:
5. Seal the dumpling by pressing pleated and unpleated edges tightly together, enclosing the filling. Repeat until you have no more wrappers or no more filling.
6. Place potstickers onto a lined baking sheet and place in the freezer for 10mins. 
7. Heat the 2 tablespoons oil for frying in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Arrange the potstickers in the skillet and cook until golden on the bottoms, about 2 to 3 minutes. Once browned, add 2 tablespoons water to skillet. Cover and cook for 4 minutes, or until the wrappers are tender and the filling is cooked through. Remove the lid and cook until the water has evaporated.

SOY SAUCE RECIPE

Potsticker sauce is easy to make at home and is the perfect dipping sauce for potstickers or any Asian appetizer! This delicious sauce is salty, and tangy, and has a touch of sweetness to balance out the flavors.

Serve with THIS soy sauce recipe:

1/2 cup soy sauce
1 teaspoon rice vinegar
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 or 2 tablespoons of honey to taste
green onions, sliced
crushed red pepper flakes, optional
sesame seeds, for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS

Combine the soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, and honey together in a small bowl and whisk until well combined. Stir in the sliced green onion then garnish with red pepper flakes and sesame seeds.