Potstickers are one of our family’s favorite quick and easy convenience meals. I confess, I don’t make the dumplings from scratch. I buy the bag with the Panda on it at Costco’s freezer section. But, I do make dipping sauces. It is so nice on a busy night to get the rice cooker going, start some potstickers in a pan and mix up some dipping sauce. It helps that my family loves this meal and that there are never any left over.
A ginormous bag of frozen potstickers costs about $10 and can serve our family 2-3 times, making it a pretty decent bargain for a convenience food.
This dipping sauce makes it, though. My friend Jessika shared it with me long ago, and I’ve tweaked it (of course) over the years.
Recipe: Potsticker Dipping Sauce
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 Tablespoon fresh minced ginger (I buy this is a tube so I always have some)
- 2 Tablespoons sesame oil
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup rice vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 2 Tablespoons sugar
- Combine all ingredients in glass dish and microwave until warm. Alternatively, heat over low heat in a small sauce pot.
- Serve with potstickers, prepared according to package directions.
This week Amy at Simply Sugar and Gluten Free is hosting a roundup of great mocktails, cocktails, and appetizers for the Holiday Food Fest. Yummy! Pop over and check it out.