Delicious Low Fat Pot Stickers Recipe
Appetizers are always tempting to eat, especially when living on a diet. They are usually so small that it feels okay to just grab a couple before the main course. But often we end up feeling guilty over getting more than we meant to. Well, now you don’t have to be as guilty as before. Now you can add these pot stickers to your list of favorite low fat recipes. With only 154 calories and 4 grams of fat per serving, these pot stickers will go great for any party or social gathering.
1/4 cup of vegetable oil (divided)
1/2 cup of water
3/4 cup of finely chopped bok choy
2 teaspoons of grated lemon rind
1/3 cup of chopped green onions
1/2 ounce of dried shiitake mushrooms
1/2 cup of dry sherry
1/4 cup of finely chopped water chestnuts
1 teaspoon of salt
24 wonton wrappers
1 cup of water, divided
2 teaspoons of minced peeled fresh ginger
1 tablespoon of low-sodium soy sauce
1/2 pound of ground chicken or turkey
1 teaspoon of dark sesame oil
2 tablespoons of cornstarch
1 dash of hot sauce (we recommend the Sauce No. 10)
5 tablespoons of mirin (sweet rice wine)
1/4 cup of soy sauce (low-sodium)
1/4 cup of seasoned rice vinegar
3 tablespoons of chopped scallions
1 teaspoon of chili paste with garlic
Now let’s get down to business. First, bring the sherry and ½ cup of water to a boil in a small saucepan. Once that is done, remove it from the heat and add mushrooms. Then cover and let stand for 30 minutes (or until the mushrooms are tender). Once that is complete, drain and get rid of the liquid. Next, finely chop the mushrooms. Combine those mushrooms with the bok choy, chopped green onions, water chestnuts, soy sauce (1 tablespoon), salt (1 teaspoon), fresh ginger, lemon rind, dark sesame oil, hot sauce, and the ground chicken (or turkey). Stir the mixture well.
Using 1 wonton wrapper at a time, spoon about 1 ½ teaspoons of the chicken mixture into the center of each wrapper. As you do these for each wrapper, make sure each unused wrapper is covered with a damp towel. This will help prevent any drying. Next, moisten the edges of dough with water. Then bring 2 opposite corners to the center, pinching their points to seal. Then bring the remaining 2 corners to the center and pinch those points to seal. Then pinch the 4 edges to seal. Place each pot sticker on a large baking sheet sprinkled with cornstarch.
Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add half of the pot stickers and cook them for two minutes (or until the bottoms are golden brown). Next, carefully add ½ cup of water to the pan. Cover and cook for 4 minutes. Then uncover it and cook for 3 minutes (or until the liquid evaporates). Then repeat the procedure with the remaining pot stickers, water, and oil.
Simply combine all of the ingredients for the dipping sauce and let them sit while you prepare the pot stickers.
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