Buddha's Delight Dumplings with Ginger-Chive Ponzu

Total Time:
30 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
30 dumplings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 (16-ounce) package frozen Asian stir-fry vegetables (recommended: Birds Eye)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil (recommended: Dynasty)
  • 1 (8-ounce) package fresh sliced mushrooms
  • 1 teaspoon crushed garlic (recommended: Christopher Ranch)
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2 egg whites, lightly beaten, plus 1 lightly beaten egg white for brushing
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 (10-ounce) package round gyoza wrappers (recommended: Dynasty)
  • 1 cup citrus ponzu sauce (recommended: Kikkoman)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • 2 teaspoons minced ginger (recommended: Christopher Ranch)
Directions
For the Buddha's Delight: For the Ginger-Chive Ponzu:
  • Special equipment: bamboo steamer

  • For the Buddha's Delight:

  • Cover stir-fry vegetables in a microwave-safe bowl with 2 tablespoons water. Cook on HIGH for 6 to 8 minutes. Drain and set aside.

  • Heat sesame oil in a large skillet. Add mushrooms and saute for 2 minutes. Add stir-fry vegetables, garlic, and cilantro. Saute for 2 to 3 minutes. Set aside to cool.

  • Squeeze out excess moisture from cooled vegetable mixture and place in food processor. Add two egg whites and cornstarch. Pulse until mixture is finely chopped and holds together.

  • Working in batches, lay out 6 to 8 gyoza wrappers. Lightly brush with the remaining 1 egg white and spoon 1 tablespoon of vegetable mixture in the center of each. Fold in half and press together to seal edges. Stand dumplings seam-side up by tapping on countertop. Repeat with remaining wrappers and filling. Line bamboo steamer with a piece of parchment paper that has been cut to fit. Spray parchment lightly with cooking spray. Put 10 to 12 dumplings in steamer at a time. Place steamer over medium pot of boiling water. Steam for 10 to 12 minutes.

  • For the Ginger-Chive Ponzu:

  • In a small bowl, stir together all ponzu ingredients.

  • Serve steamed dumplings hot with ponzu dipping sauce.


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