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Meat-Free But Delicious! Vegetarian Gyoza Dumplings

Meat-Free But Delicious! Vegetarian Gyoza Dumplings

These are very satisfying even though they don't contain any meat. They're so delicious, you'll be able to eat up a bunch of them in no time!

Ingredients: 20 pieces

King oyster mushrooms (large)
2
Garlic
1 clove
Gyoza skins
20
Shiso leaves
5 leaves
*Oyster sauce
1 tablespoon
*Soy sauce
1 scant tablespoon
*Sesame oil
1/2 rounded tablespoon
Olive oil
as needed

Steps

1. Add the king oyster mushrooms, garlic, oyster sauce, soy sauce, and sesame oil into a food processor. (If you mix too much, the mixture turns into a paste, so please finish mixing when it's still a little bit lumpy.)
2. Cut each shiso leaf into 4 pieces, and place one on top of a gyoza skin. Place the Step 1 mixture on top, and wrap it up.
3. Heat oil in a frying pan. Arrange the gyoza dumplings in the pan, and fry them until lightly browned. Add a small amount of water, cover with a lid, and steam-fry. When the water has evaporated, they are done.
4. We use vegetarian oyster sauce made of shiitake mushrooms at our house. If you are not vegetarian, you can use normal oyster sauce.

Story Behind this Recipe

My family is vegetarian. I tried making my husband's favourite gyoza dumplings without meat, and they turned out really delicious.

You'll be pretty satisfied with these, even if they don't contain meat. Shiso leaves make this dish refreshing.