Homemade pan-fried Chinese dumplings, filled with tuna and veggies make these addictive! You’d never believe they were meatless.
I’ve been eating out a lot and sorta break my “dining-in on weekdays” unwritten rules. Friends have been coming over these past few months so I have no better excuse than spend time with them outside home. Now that my schedule is quite back to regular, I crave nothing but comfort homemade food. In this case…potstickers or gyoza.
When I think of potstickers, I think of an appetizer that quickly becomes a meal after you’ve eaten so many of them. Pork is of course an old time favorite, but when I’m in the mood for something different and meatless; and that’s how tuna pop in mind. So pescatarian, you should give this a try and I’m sure you’ll fall in love with this. I’m using Safe Catch tuna as my main ingredient; then add some additional ingredients such as napa cabbage, green onion, and a few more items which you can find at your nearby grocery store. I’m sure by now you probably know that Safe Catch tuna is my favorite. They recently launched Elite tuna with 6 premium spice blends to create a flavorful, one-of-a-kind tuna, with no precook processing; and I’m using one of them for this recipe. So thanks to Safe Catch, these potstickers are so easy to make and require minimal cooking.
I always think making potstickers is an art. Like origami or wrapping presents, there are so many ways to make potstickers look really nice and appetizing. In case you’re wondering how to fold these potstickers, I did a few of examples which you can watch here. And there are still so many ways to wrap this.
Potstickers can be served as an appetizer or main dishes, or even for snacking. Savory snacking or for post-dinner snack option. Or in my case, I sometimes steal a bite or two for breakfast-on-the-road. So delicious and it’s hard to eat just one.
I don’t make potstickers often but when I do I always love it! And these tuna potstickers were no exception! Talking about 30 minutes meal and this tuna potstickers is pretty much a done deal.
Homemade pan-fried Chinese dumplings, filled with tuna and veggies make these addictive! You'd never believe they were meatless.
For the filling :
- 1 can garlic herb Safe Catch tuna
- 1 cup diced napa cabbage
- 3 spring onions, finely chopped
- 2 cm root ginger, grated
- 1 small egg
- 11/2 tbs tamari sauce or light soy sauce
- 2 tbs sesame oil
For the dipping sauce :
- 2 tbs light soy sauce
- 1 tbs Chinese black vinegar
- 1 tbs sesame oil
For the gyoza :
- 20 gyoza wrappers
- 2 tbs vegetable oil for frying
- Mix together all of the ingredients for the dipping sauce and set aside.
- Mix all of the filling ingredients in a bowl.
- Take a dumpling wrapper and lay it flat on a clean surface. Place a small spoonful of tuna mixture in the center of the wrapper.Use your finger to lightly moisten just one half of the wrapper, and then fold over to seal. You want to make sure the wrapper is completely sealed. In this case, YouTube it!
- Repeat until all wrappers are done.
- Add 1 tbs of oil on a medium-high heat pan.
- Place the potstickers in the frying plan and pan fry until golden brown on each side, about 2-3 minutes. You want a nice golden bottom.
- Add 2-4 tbs of water to the frying pan, cover the pan with a lid, and continue cooking until water has evaporated. Transfer to a plate and repeat the process until all potstickers are cooked.
- Serve warm with your the dipping sauce.