Day 133: Minute Meals
May 13, 2011
Who doesn’t love pot stickers? Anyone? Anyone? I thought so….we all love them! I had never made them at home before. I love ordering them in restaurants but I don’t like the fact that you get 6 for $6. Making them at home brings down the price point quite a bit. The fact that they are easy, makes me think that we will be making these more often!
Really you can make gourmet meals in minutes. This cookbook promises to do it in 20 minutes! Each recipe comes with step by step instructions for each step of the meal. While one part is cooking, get chopping on another part. No rest for the weary….but you will get a meal on the table in 20 minutes as your reward! For the meal that I made, we just did the pot stickers and didn’t have the salad or dessert! So many good choices in the cookbook.
The Ruling: We all like it. Everyone in our family does eat pot stickers and I told my husband this one is going in the monthly rotation file. I loved the fact that they were made from ground turkey and not pork. The only thing that I would change is I would add some water chestnuts for some crunch!
Asian Turkey Pot Stickers, page 92
- 2 tablespoons chopped pickled ginger or grated fresh ginger root
- 1 1/4 pounds lean ground turkey
- 1/2 cup chopped scallions
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
- 24 square wonton wrappers, each 3 inches
- 3 tablespoons canola oil
- 3/4 cup fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
- Chop enough pickled or fresh ginger to measure 2 or 3 tablespoons.
- In a large bowl, combine the turkey, scallions, 2 tablespoons of the ginger, Worcestershire sauce, and sesame oil, tossing to mix.
- Lay 12 of the wonton wrappers on the counter. Place a heaping tablespoon of the turkey filling in the middle of each skin. Bring the sides of the skins up and press to make them hold on the sides, then slightly down, forming a flat bottom. (Filling will show at the top.) Repeat with the remaining 11 wrappers.
- Heat a heavy 12- inch skillet over medium-high heat. As it heats, finish making dumplings with the remaining 12 wonton wrappers and filling.
- Add the canola oil to the hot skillet and heat until hot. Add the dumplings (crowding them in is fine) and saute until the bottoms brown, about 1 minute. Add the chicken broth and cover the pan. Lower the heat and steam the dumplings until the liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes.
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