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Potstickers with Garlic-Cilantro Dipping Sauce

by Doreen Fang, "The Next Food Network Star"

azfamily.com

Posted on September 17, 2010 at 2:06 PM

Updated Friday, Sep 17 at 5:15 PM

Ingredients
packs of potsticker wrappers 1 lb. ground beef 4 cups Napa cabbage, finely diced (1 medium-sized head of cabbage) 3 tsp. kosher salt 2 bunches green onions, finely diced 1/4 cup Sake 1 cup + 2 Tbsp. William Sonoma’s Sesame Ginger Soy Marinade 1/4 cup Aloha brand shoyu (soy sauce) 1/2 tsp. lack pepper 1 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. sugar, granulated

Directions
Preparing the filling: Set aside potsticker wrappers in refrigerator.

To prepare the filling for your potstickers, julienne and finely dice the Napa cabbage; place in a large bowl, add 3 teaspoons of salt and mix thoroughly. Allow this to sit for 5 minutes, and then gently squeeze the cabbage to remove excess water.

Transfer the cabbage to another large bowl; add the ground beef, minced green onions, and combine thoroughly with remaining ingredients. Cover with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator for approximately 10 to 15 minutes to allow the flavors to develop.

Keep refrigerated until you are ready to assemble the potstickers.

Making the potstickers: Fold a wet paper towel on a plate and place a wrapper on the towel to moisten the skin. Put the wrapper in your hand dry-side down; place one teaspoon of the potsticker filling in the center. Bring both sides up to form a half moon and use your index finger and thumb to seal the center border only. Create two pleats along each side, and then complete by sealing the border tightly.

Cooking: In a medium non-stick pan, heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Place potstickers side by side in a circular-pattern, filling the pan from the edge to the center. Add enough water to cover about 3/4 the height of the potstickers.

Cover with a lid and reduce heat to medium. Cook until the water is completely evaporated and the bottom of the potstickers are golden brown.

Plate and serve with accompanying dipping sauce.

Potsicker Garlic-Cilantro Dipping Sauce

Ingredients
1/3 cup green onions, minced 4 cloves garlic, grated with a microplane 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped 1/2 cup Aloha shoyu (soy sauce) 1 1/2 tsp. sesame seed oil 4 to 5 Tbsp. red wine vinegar 1 tsp. Sriracha

Ingredients
To prepare the garlic cilantro dipping sauce, combine all the ingredients in a bowl.

Mix thoroughly, cover and allow the sauce to sit for about 10 to 15 minutes. Transfer to individual dipping cups for serving.

Note:Recipe makes approximately 90 to 100 potstickers. These can be prepared ahead of time and kept frozen until you are ready to cook them.

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