Wednesday, 22 August 2007

Prawn and Leek Gyoza

I made these for Zayn's birthday party, because I know he loves them.



Ingredients

1 packet of gyoza / dumpling pastry (from Chinese / Japanese Store)
1 lb peeled prawns (little ones)
1 leek; chopped fine
1 inch ginger; grated
3 clove garlic; mince
1 tbspn light soya sauce
1 tbspn sesame oil
1 tbspn oyster sauce
1 egg


dipping sauce
1/2 cup light soya sauce
1/2 cup rice vinegar
1 tbspn mirin
1 tblspn sesame oil
1 tspn chili flakes


Method
1. Mix together all the filling ingredients.

2. Place a tspn of this mixture on the dumpling pastry, brush the edges of the pastry with water, fold in half, press together, making some pleats in the front of the gyoza. I was able to make about 40.


3. Place the gyoza in a hot, previously sprayed frying pan, cover and cook for about 1 minute, turn and cook for a further minute. Repeat until all the gyoza are fried.
4. Put one layer of gyoza back in the hot pan, add a little water so that it is half way up the gyoza. Cover and cook until the water has evaporated. Repeat until all the gyoza are done.



For the the dipping sauce: mix everything, microwave for about 30 secs so that the sauce is warm.
Serve the dumpling hot with the sauce.
These turned out delcious and were eaten by my family (of 12) with minutes!

17 comments:

Richa said...

gyoza look YUM, such a tasty appetizer, i make the veg version:) In the meanwhile something awaits u over at mine.

Asha said...

YUMMY!! Saju, here in US they are called "Pot stickers"!:)
Looks delicious. RCI Karnataka is up!:))

Saju said...

Thanks for the award Richa
Asha, I saw your blog when I was at work, Karantaka sounds exciting.

Happy cook said...

I love dumplings.
I've wonton pastry in my freezer can i use that.

meeso said...

Yum!!! I love Pot Stickers!!! This looks nice and easy, but tasty :)

Saju said...

Happy Cook, yes you can you wonton pastry, I have done before.
You're right Meeso, it is easy and tasty.

Kelly Mahoney said...

Oh my goodness I want one right now. They look delicious, better than at a restaurant.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This looks so good.... Delish!.... Nice colour..

musical said...

This is something that could well be the life of a party :). Would try these with a vegetarian filling (and leek ofcourse!). great one, as usual, Saju :).

Viji said...

Looks good,this is a new thing to me.Nice shapes ;-)

Sig said...

Looks delicious Saju.... These are great for parties!

Lia said...

wonderful, i love gyoza and wish i could get some from u :D

Saju said...

Thanks Kelly Mahoney that is a very nice comment
Thank you Sukanya Ramkumar and Musical, I have made them with shikate mushroom and leek;), they did taste good.
Thanks Viji and Sig
Lia, I would gladly make some specially for you, just tell me when you are coming around.

Sirisha Kilambi said...

Saju...they look wonderful dear....I don't eat non-verg yet they are indeed tempting :-)

Padma said...

Saju, they look so sppetizing, I am sure your had a bang celebrating the birthday. Looks delicious and healthy with those leeks in it!

zlamushka said...

Saju, this is so lovely. Reminds me of what I ate when I lived in China... yummy.. yummy.
Have you tried steaming them ? Equally good (less oily). I usually steam them and fry the leftovers the day after (if there are any)...

You know, you can make a simple JIAO ZI (the Chinese name for Chinese dumplings) by combining lukewarm water with twice as much plain white flour.

Cynthia said...

Saju! oh please, please I want some of those :) they look so good.

Page copy protected against web site content infringement by Copyscape UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED, ALL RECIPES ARE THE ORIGINAL CREATION OF CHACHI'S KITCHEN. ALL PHOTOS BY CHACHI'S KITCHEN. PLEASE DO NOT POST OR PUBLISH WITHOUT CITING. CONTACT ME IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS: CHACHISKITCHEN (AT) GMAIL (DOT) COM.