Pot Stickers - Episode 99

Notes

Pot Stickers are a great appetizer. I used to order them every time I went to an Asian restaurant. That is, until I learned how to make them. Now I never order them out, because I can make them much better than what I typically find outside. Pot Stickers are not hard to make, but they do take a little care to get right. Over stuff the wrapper and you will end up with busted pot stickers, under stuff the wrapper and you end up with a mouthful of wrapper dough. But if you get the balance just right, you will end up with a bite sized explosion of flavor in your mouth. I used ground pork in this recipe, but you should feel free to use your favorite protein. I also love pot stickers with ground shrimp and chicken. All and all, it's a very forgiving dish, so if it's your first time making pot stickers, then don't worry, chances are they will turn out great.

Serving Info

Prep. time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 8 minutes (per batch)
Total time: 28 minutes
Servings: 54 pot stickers

Ingredients

Pot Stickers
1 pound ground pork
1 and 1/2 cup shredded cabbage
3 green onions
3 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon ginger
2 tablespoons seasoning sauce
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
1 tablespoon cooking wine
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1 teaspoon sugar
1/3 cup water (per batch)
2 tablespoons cooking oil
54 pot sticker wrappers
1 and 1/2 teaspoons corn starch

Dipping Sauce
1/4 cup black soy sauce
1/4 cup seasoning sauce
1/4 vinegar
4 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon chili oil

Pot Sticker Wrappers - Episode 98

Pot Sticker Wrappers - Episode 98

Pot Sticker Wrappers are so easy to make, I can't believe that I used to buy them. With only three simple ingredients, anyone can make pot sticker wrappers at home. It's fun and easy, and a great way to get kids interested in the kitchen. You're not going to believe how easy this recipe is. Next time I make it, I think I might add either garlic to the dough and make garlic pot sticker wrappers. I am going to use these pot sticker wrappers in the next episode to make pot stickers, so be sure to check back in a couple of days.

Read More

Crispy Ruby ทับทิมกรอบมะพร้าวอ่อน - Episode 97

Crispy Ruby ทับทิมกรอบมะพร้าวอ่อน - Episode 97

Crispy Ruby is a very typical Thai dessert. The first thing that you will notice about my version of Crispy Ruby is that it isn't as red as other recipes you might find online. But don't let that make you think that this recipe isn't as good. In fact, this recipe is better, and here is why. Those bright red Crispy Ruby recipes that look so great in the picture, are actually using red food coloring. Red No. 40 is something that I chose not to use, instead I got my red color naturally from cranberry juice. Sacrificing a little presentation for health is something that I would do every time. Other natural food dyes that you could use instead of Red No. 40 would include elderberry juice or beetroot juice. I hope you enjoy this recipe.

Read More

Drunken Spaghetti Stir Fry สปาเก็ตตี้ผัดขี้เมา - Episode 96

Drunken Spaghetti Stir Fry สปาเก็ตตี้ผัดขี้เมา - Episode 96

This version of Drunken Spaghetti Stir Fry is a popular dish found in pizza restaurants in Thailand. The original Drunken Spaghetti Stir Fry uses a flat rice noodle, but this version actually uses a spaghetti pasta noodle. This version of Drunken Noodles recipe undoubtedly takes its influence from Italian cuisine, blended the original Thai recipe. It tastes great, and is very easy to make. It is most often made with cooking wine, but since I am in America, I like to use American Whiskey. I used shrimp for this recipe, but it can actually be made with any type of protein that you want to use. Also, I couldn't find fresh finger root or fresh young pepper corns, so I had to use pickled versions which are easily found at your local Asian grocery store. However, I would recommend using fresh finger root and young pepper corn if you can find them.

Read More

Watermelon and Basil Seed Drink - Episode 95

Watermelon and Basil Seed Drink - Episode 95

Watermelon and Basil Seed Drink is a very flavorful and refreshing summertime drink. Since watermelon is in season now, I tend to load up on them when I go to the grocery store. I picked up four recently, and have already eaten two of them. This watermelon and basil seed drink is super easy to make, there are just a few common ingredients and you will be drinking a watermelon in no time. If you can't find basil seeds, then you can always use chia seeds as an equally healthy alternative. 

Read More