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The Best Tasting Gyoza...Guaranteed! (2013 Edition)

The Best Tasting Gyoza...Guaranteed! (2013 Edition)

I have tried a lot of gyoza recipes over the span of 10 years, and this is the easiest and juiciest.

Ingredients: 4 servings

Pork mince
300 g
A: Salt
2 pinches (1/2 teaspoon)
A: Garlic
4 cloves, chopped
A: Ginger, grated
1 teaspoon
Garlic chives
8, chopped
Cabbage
500 g, chopped
B: Sake (or Shaoxing wine)
3 tablespoons
B: Soy sauce
2 tablespoons
B: Oyster sauce
1 tablespoon
B: Vegetable oil
2 tablespoons
B: Katakuriko
1 tablespoon
B: Chinese chicken stock powder (or salt)
1 tablespoon (with salt, use 1/2 teaspoon)
For the dipping sauce: Vinegar
20 ml
For the dipping sauce: Soy sauce
40 ml
For the dipping sauce: Mirin
10 ml
Gyoza skins
1 large packet
Sesame oil for frying
2 tablespoons
Katakuriko slurry (for frying)
160 ml (with 1 tablespoon of katakuriko)

Steps

1. Put the pork mince and the A seasonings (2 pinches of salt, 4 cloves of garlic, 1 teaspoon of ginger) in a bowl and mix well until smooth.
2. For chopping garlic use a garlic press like this. It's handy.
3. Add the chopped 8 garlic chives and 500 g of cabbage. (If you use food processor to chop the cabbage it is much easier.)
4. Add the B seasonings into the bowl and mix very well. Leave to rest for more than 1 hour. (Do not drain the cabbage's excess moisture.)
5. Fill the gyoza skins with the filling. (Place a gyoza skin on your hand, scoop some filling with a butter knife and wrap it with skin. Fold in half and make pleats along the top from right to left.)
6. You don't need any extra water to seal the pastries. The filling is moist enough to seal the pastries.
7. Pour the katakuriko dissolved in water and cover with a lid right away. Steam for 2 minutes over high heat.
8. Grease the electric griddle with sesame oil and arrange the gyoza quickly. Press them gently.
9. If you stick four to six gyoza together it will be easier to take them out later after frying.
10. Pour over the katakuriko dissolved in water and cover with a lid right away. Steam for 2 minutes over high heat.
11. Turn off the heat and let it sit for 2 minutes.
12. Uncover the lid and fry over a high heat for two to three minutes until the bottom of the gyoza is crispy golden-brown. Serve!

Story Behind this Recipe

I have tried a lot of gyoza recipes over the past 10 years. My favorite type are made with the usual ingredients and have a rich and juicy flavour.
I try a lot of recipes every weekend but this recipe is my family's favorite. They always end up fighting to get the last one.