Shrimp & Basil Pot Stickers Recipe

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

4. Garlic

5. Salt

6. Black Pepper

7. Soy sauce

8. Sesame Oil

9. Olive Oil

10. Egg white (1)

11. Water

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.

I didn’t stir in the the basil leaves here, but I should have…


I made quite a few potstickers, but don’t worry, people around here smell basil even in their sleep, and yes, it was around midnight, but they came out and help me eat these… (not that I really need any help..just sayin’…)

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.

One of the last few I cooked and decided to eat these out of the pan, sprinkled a little of paprika for good measure… 🙂

I hope you enjoy and will really appreciate your feedback!


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9 responses to “Shrimp & Basil Pot Stickers Recipe

    • Hi Sarah! Nice to see you again. 🙂 Yes, these are very simple and I didn’t put a lot of stuff in them because I wanted it to taste as fresh as possible. Especially with the basil.

  1. Reblogged this on A la Mandy and commented:
    This looks delicious! I hope to try this recipe in the next week! From what I can tell from reading the instructions, the hardest part will be finding the egg roll wrappers at a west Texas grocery store. 🙂 but it can be done, jut need to be ready for some detective work!

  2. Yum yum!
    Yours better and easier than mine.
    I used minced pork and prawn, finely chopped spring onions, carrots, shitake mushrooms and water chestnuts.

    But I boil my dumplings instead. 😉
    It’s quicker and easier.

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