Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Year of the Dragon Celebration

  Yesterday was Chinese New Year ~ year of the Dragon and for our family we always have gyoza and some noodle dish. Now why eat gyoza at New Year?!?!   Eating gyoza will signify wealth and a prosperous new year.  Maybe I should make these more often ^_^

So here is a quick recipe that I used yesterday.

1-2 cups diced cabbage
1 scallion
1/2 teaspoon diced ginger and garlic
* please note that the amount of veggies and what you put in is up to you and the amount of meat you are using*

1 1/2 lbs ground pork
mixed with veggies from above
2 tbs soy sauce
1 tsp mirin
splash sesame oil
mixed with hands

Now the fun part.... wrapping these little guys up ^_^
Grab some water and a tablespoon.
 Hold a wrapper in your hand and place 1/2 tablespoon in the center of the dough ~ do not overfill!
Dip a finger in the water and run it over the top half of the circle and fold up to create a half moon ~ press around to see and work out any air bubbles.
Now make three pleats in the dough and press firmly and place onto parchment paper .

In a skillet heat some oil on med to med high heat.  Place about 8-10 into the pan and brown the bottoms.  When they are nice and brown the way you like turn up the heat to high, pour in about 1 -2 oz of water and close with tight fitting lid  and cook until the water evaporates.

  Here is a link for the recipe that I used as a guide Pan fried dumplings , just in case my little run down is confusing.  The girls gave them a thumbs up and Hubby agreed ^_^ These have less cabbage and garlic than I am used to but some concessions are made when you are the Momma and I used that right yesterday for the Munchkins.

Ja matta ne,
Little Mochi

1 comment:

  1. Happy New Year! Those dumplings look awesome! Thanks for sharing the recipe.