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How To Make Gyoza Dumplings

How To Make Gyoza Dumplings

Gyoza dumplings are a very popular Japanese dish traditionally made with pork and shrimp. Los Angeles Sushi Chef Institute head chef and founder Andy Matsuda demonstrates how it's done, step by step. This recipe makes twenty gyoza dumplings and serves two to three people.

Step 1: You will need

  • 1 large mixing bowl
  • 1 sharp knife
  • 1 cutting board
  • 1 large skillet

Step 2: Chop and Grate

First ready the ingredients. Chop boiled Napa cabbage, Chinese chives, and peeled and deveined shrimp. Finely grate a teaspoon each of ginger... and garlic.

Step 3: Combine The Ingredients

Now combine the chopped cabbage, Chinese chives, pork, shrimp, garlic and ginger into a large bowl. Add a pinch or two of salt and white pepper and a tablespoon each of sesame oil and vegetable oil for additional flavor.

Step 4: Mix Thoroughly

Mix thoroughly with your hands for a minute or two. Once mixed, place in refrigerator for about ten minutes to cool.

Step 5: Wrap The Gyoza

After the ingredients have chilled, it's time to wrap the dumplings. Put about a spoonful of the vegetables, pork and shrimp mix onto each skin. Moisten one half of the goyza skin with a little water and then fold it in two, making a semicircle. Pinch the two sides together, sealing the skin all the way across. Let's see that again.

Step 6: Time To Cook

Dumplings are cooked by pan-frying, then steaming. Here's how to do it. Pre-heat the skillet under high heat with a little vegetable oil. Once the skillet is hot, reduce the heat to medium, and place a few dumplings in the skillet. Be sure not to overload the skillet. After about two minutes, lower the heat and add one half a cup of water, and cover. When the water has boiled off, uncover and remove from the stovetop.

Step 7: Wait & Serve

Serve the dumplings hot with either soy sauce or gyoza dipping sauce. To make a great gyoza sauce, simple mix two tablespoons of soy sauce, 1 tablespoon of vinegar, and 1 teaspoon of hot pepper oil. With or without sauce, you will find these dumplings delicious. Enjoy.