Shrimp Potstickers

Published September 1, 2006.

Why this recipe works:

We wanted a recipe for soft, savory pillows filled with tender shrimp and crunchy cabbage and spiked with a pleasing hit of garlic, ginger, and soy. To get there, we lightened up our filling by increasing the amount of cabbage after first salting and draining it to get rid of excess moisture… read more

We wanted a recipe for soft, savory pillows filled with tender shrimp and crunchy cabbage and spiked with a pleasing hit of garlic, ginger, and soy. To get there, we lightened up our filling by increasing the amount of cabbage after first salting and draining it to get rid of excess moisture and then adding lightly beaten egg whites. A sequence of browning, steaming, and cranking up the heat produced a potsticker recipe with a pleasing balance of soft and crispy textures.

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Makes 24 dumplings, 6 first-course servings

We prefer to use gyoza wrappers. You can substitute wonton wrappers, but the cooking time and recipe yield will vary. Potstickers are best served hot from the skillet; we recommend that you serve the first batch immediately, then cook the second batch. To freeze potstickers, place filled, uncooked dumplings in the freezer in a single layer on a plate until frozen, then transfer to a storage bag. There's no need to thaw frozen potstickers; just proceed with the recipe.

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