I have been so busy lately that I didn’t cook a lot, so last week, I remedied that situation by making Shrimp & Basil Pot Stickers on the fly around midnight. If anything, I love making appetizers. ;)
You know how you get carried away by doing things you love, so I got a bit carried away doing some side projects. Let’s just leave it at that. :) So by the time I realized that I haven’t had dinner, it was almost midnight.
To make a light snack with stuff I have in the fridge, I made Shrimp & Basil Pot Stickers, you will need the following:
Ingredients (for 3 – 4 servings)
1. Dumpling wrappers (or Pot Sticker wrappers) – buy at Asian markets
2. About 20 – 30 shrimps (fresh or cooked, shelled and deveined), cut into little pieces
3. A bunch of basil
6. Black Pepper
7. Soy sauce
8. Sesame Oil
9. Olive Oil
10. Egg white (1)
12. Apple Cider Vinegar (or just Vinegar)
In a bowl, combine shrimp pieces, salt (2 tsp), black pepper (a few shakes), egg white, sesame oil (1 tsp) and chopped garlic (1 or 2 cloves) and mix together.
Chopped up basil leaves and add in mixture, stirred.
Put a piece of the wrapper in palm, spoon some of the filling into middle of wrapper (not too much or it will burst), then close and pleat the dumpling.
Prepare skillet with a little olive oil, heat, then put in pot stickers let it seared for a few seconds, put some water into skillet (this is where it will sizzle!) and cook with lid on for a minute or two letting the steam and heat cook the pot stickers and evaporate the water. Since the main ingredient is shrimp, it cooks really quickly.
Then, once it’s cooked, you can remove or plate, or if you are into eating out of pans like moi, you can remove it and set it down on a mat (so as not to burn your table and remember it’s really hot!!!) and then you can prepare the sauce.
A tablespoon of soy sauce, a tablespoon of apple-cider vinegar (I really like vinegar), a tsp of sesame oil or olive oil (optional), a dash of white pepper powder (optional) and some paprika (optional) and now you can enjoy these Shrimp & Basil Pot Stickers. You can even slice some ginger.
I hope you enjoy and will really appreciate your feedback!
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