Saturday, May 2, 2009

PF Chang Style Dumplings

Pot stickers are easy to make from scratch, and even easier to buy frozen with the from scratch part being the dipping sauce. The secret to great dipping sauce for dumplings is plenty of fresh minced garlic, ginger, and cillantro added to lite soy sauce. A splash of nam pla or chili paste gives it an edge, and the cilantro can be replaced with mint or thai basil for yummy alternatives.

Dumplings are first boiled for 8 minutes, and transfered to a saute pan for a quick browning in peanut oil, but the saute pan step can be eleminated for a lighter dumpling. These same dumplings are fab in a miso sopu with a few veggies added to the broth.

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