shrimp gyoza

Shrimp gyoza recipe(traditional dumplings)

Everyone often eats meat or vegetable gyoza, but have you ever tried seafood-flavored gyoza? If not, then you are at the right place because you will get a complete point of view of this shrimp gyoza recipe. All the history about this dumpling Asian appetizer from different sources and research will be here for you! The people of Japan like to eat pork gyoza, but in some other countries, they do not, so this recipe, which is made from shrimp, is introduced because of its similar flavors to pork, which attracts everyone. It is a simple and easy dish, as well as great for seafood lovers. So let’s learn about it.

What is a shrimp gyoza?

This is a traditional Japanese food that is derived from Chinese jiaozi’s rich taste of shrimp. This recipe is so elegant and delicious because of its juicy and crispy taste. It is a healthy snack that contains carbs, proteins and great for keto diet. Some people also add pork meat to the filling with shrimp (Shrimp Potstickers), but I don’t recommend pork with it at all. Pork adds another flavor to the filling, which changes the whole flavor completely. Additionally, according to Google Scholar, it also helps a person lose weight. These are made of thin wrappers, and the filling requires veggies and some seasonings. It is a great thing to serve at parties and celebrations.

shrimp gyoza

Ingredients:

Cabbage: This is mostly common in all gyoza recipes. It creates a unique taste for the appetizer. I personally like it very much. It should be shredded.

Scallion: Green onions are also very popular for these types of dishes. It will increase the chrisp from inside too. It should be chopped finely.

Mirin: It will tenderize the shrimp and create a delicious flavor.

Shrimp: This is our main key ingredient which will complete our recipe. They should be peeled and deveined. They should be fresh and frozen before use.

Ginger: It will maintain the richness and efficiency of our meal. It should be graded.Garlic: garlic changes the taste to rich and refreshing. The flavor changes when it’s raw, cooked, or in the form of powder

Kitchen Equipment:

  • mixing bowl
  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • non-stick pan
  • Chopsticks

How to Cook:

Step 1:

In a bowl, combine the cabbage, scallions, mirin, ginger, and shrimp, finely chopped, on a cutting board. Wash the veggies and shrimp properly before using the knife.

Step 2:

Add all the seasonings (ginger, garlic, salt, black pepper, stock powder, and chili) to the bowl.

Step 3:

You have to use wonton wrappers. You can buy them from nearby store easily. Pick a gyoza wrapper with a spoon and put the mixture into it, then wrap it in a horn shape slowly. Don’t overfill the wrapper. Use your fingers to wrap it in the form of pleats.

Step 4:

You can use different methods to fry it, like steamed, boiled, airfried, stir fry or pan fry. But I do prefer to heat this shrimp gyoza in the pan. Add sesame oil before frying it in the pan to make it soft and golden.

Step 5:Serve them with a special dipping sauce and garnish with green onions on top.

Pan fry:

It is very common to fry shrimp gyoza in the pan because it boosts the taste, increases the crispiness, and makes it golden, which attracts everybody. For frying in it, you have to use a plain, non-stick pan. Add hot water instead of cold to make them soft and crisp, and some olive or sesame oil. This will allow the dumplings to not stick together. Keep the flame medium. Put the gyozas in it and cover it with the pan lid for a few minutes. This will also stem from the inside. After 2 minutes, turn off the flame and wait until it cools, then serve it to everyone.

shrimp-gyoza

Shrimp gyoza dipping sauce

Making a dipping sauce for this recipe is very easy. It does not contain a special one for shrimp dumplings, you can also make the traditional gyoza sauce. You can also create your own signature sauce for these dumplings according to your taste.

Substitutions

  1. You can also use chicken or vegetable stock powder for it.
  2. Ponzu sauce can also be used instead of dipping sauce
  3. It can be a great way to increase spice in the sauce and filling by adding chili oil.
  4. If thin wrappers are not available, then you can also make a homemade gyoza wrapper from wheat, salt, and some water.
  5. You can also use prawns instead of shrimp in the filling. It’s your choice!
  6. Garlic chives can also be used instead of green onions. It will add essential flavor to the snack.

Storing and Reheating:

In the process of storing, the prawn gyoza should be properly stored and can be kept in the refrigerator for more than a month. In the case of reheating, it is best to eat them fresh; if you have leftovers, you can reheat them in the microwave or air fryer for one minute. The leftovers can be stored for one day in the refrigerator.

shrimp gyoza

Serving suggestions:

Serving them with gyoza sauce is very common and important to complete the meal. Garnish with green onions or sesame seeds.  You can also squeeze lemon juice on top. In Japan, mostly everyone eats them as a side, but you can eat them with white rice, noodles, or making a dumpling soup.  In the end, serve them with chopsticks and use tissue paper. 

FAQ:

Is shrimp gyoza halal?

Yes, it is halal because shrimp is a seafood. It can be haram if any alcoholic product is used, like pork meat, sake, or wine.

Is shrimp gyoza chewy?

Yes, it is crispy from the top and chewy,soft, and juicy from the inside.

Can you boil shrimp gyoza?

Of course, it is possible to boil them.It takes only 10 minutes to be ready.

Shrimp gyoza 

Recipe by Hamza ZafarCourse: AppetizersCuisine: JapaneseDifficulty: Easy
Servings

10

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes

Ingredients

  • 400-gram raw shrimp, shelled or deveined

  • 1/4 Cabbage

  • 1 Tbsp, Scallion chopped

  • 1 Tbsp salt

  • 1 Tbsp Mirin

  • 2 Tbsp. grated ginger

  • Garlic

  • for Assembling:
  • 20 gyoza wrappers

  • 2 Tbsp,oil

  • 1/4 cup water

Directions

  • Put all the filling ingredients in a big bowl. Cabbage should be boiled and chopped before being added.
  • Chop the clean shrimp and put it in the bowl. mix the mixture well with your hand.
  • In the process of assembling the gyoza, pickup a gyoza wrapper
  • With a tablespoon, put the filling in the center. wet your fingers and moisten all around the edges of the wrapper.
  • Fold it in the form of a half-semicircle. Note that there shouldn’t be any open gaps.
  • In the process of cooking them, in a pan, add 2 tablespoons of oil and place the dumplings in it. Fry them until both sides are golden.
  • After that, add 1/4 cup of water to the pan and cover it for 2 minutes. Keep the flame very low. After that, serve them with dipping sauce and enjoy them.

Notes

  • If you want a gluten-free meal then u have to make the wrappers from rice or corn flour.

Nutrition facts:

Total Calories
200l
Protein
10 grams
Carbohydrates
18 to 25 grams
Fats
8 grams
Fibre
1 grams
Sodium
90 to 150 mg
Iron
5 Mg
Calcium
70 to 80 Mg
Sugars 
1 grams
Vitamin C
20 Mg
Vitamin A
800 to 1000 IU
Cholesterol
200 Mg

(The nutrition information provided is estimated and depends on cooking methods and ingredients.)

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