It’s that time of month again… Secret Recipe Club time!
In case you’ve forgotten, here’s how the SRC works: once a month every member is assigned another member’s blog. Shhh, it’s a secret until reveal day (today)! The mission is to choose a recipe from the assigned blog, make it, and share it! This month I was assigned the blog Chocolate & Chillies.
Chocolate & Chillies is written by Asiya, a Canadian stay at home mom to two boys. Asiya’s family is from India and her husband is from Pakistan, so all of her recipes are Halal. Halal is a term Muslims use for their dietary guidelines, the two major things being no pork and no alcohol.
Since my sister Jaki very recently moved to the Maldives, a Muslim country, I was really excited to get Asiya’s blog and learn a little more about how they eat! A few weeks ago, I sent Jaki a picture of a bacon vodka milkshake (only in America…) and she was a little jealous, to say the least. But after perusing Asiya’s blog, you’ll find that there is plenty of delicious food you can make without bacon or booze!
Chocolate & Chillies features all different kinds of cultural cuisines. A couple of the top contenders for my SRC post were General Tso’s Chicken and Easy Khorma. In the end though, I decided to make Asiya’s Vegetarian Potstickers. I’m always looking for veggie side dishes, and I’d never attempted any kind of potsticker before!
Veggie Potstickers with Spicy Soy Dipping Sauce
(adapted from Chocolate & Chillies)
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 small onion, diced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 1/2 tsp grated ginger
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
- 4 oz mushrooms, sliced
- 3 1/2 cups coleslaw mix
- Salt & black pepper, to taste
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1/2 package wonton wrappers
- Canola oil
for the dipping sauce
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 tbsp rice vinegar
- 1 sliced green onion
- 1/4 tsp sesame oil
- 1 tsp Sriracha
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook onions, garlic, ginger and red pepper flakes until onions begin to soften. Add mushrooms and coleslaw mix. Stir and season with salt and pepper. Cook until everything is soft, and removed from heat. Stir in sesame oil and cilantro.
Fill each wonton wrapper with a tablespoon or two of the veggie mixture. Dip your finger in water and run it around the edges of the wonton wrapper. Fold over into a triangle and seal.
Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Put a thin layer of canola oil in the bottom. Add a layer of potstickers to the pan. Brown one side of the potstickers (about 1 minute), then flip and brown the second side.
Add 1/2 cup water to the pan and cover immediately, to steam the potstickers. Once the water is evaporated and the bottoms of the potstickers have crisped again, remove them from the pan.
To make the sauce, combine all ingredients and mix well. Serve with potstickers.
The potstickers came out great! They were a bit of work, but totally worth it, and tasted as good as any restaurant veggie potstickers I’ve ever had!
Asiya @ Chocolate and Chillies says
Thanks for your kind words! I’m so glad they turned out good (honestly I’m always a little nervous on Reveal Day..what if the person who got my blog didn’t like the recipe…what if I made a typo in the recipe) Your pics look great as well!
I love the recipe you chose, and indeed, it’s a lot of work, but you did a great job!
Potstickers are probably my favorite type of food. Love them all, have to exercise a lot of self-control when we are in restaurants and a batch comes to the table. I know other guests would like to have one, maybe two, but…. 🙂
LOVE the photos and that is on my must make list! Visiting from Group D and what a lovely recipe choice! Karen
YUM! These potstickers look really delicious!
Love these but have never tried making my own. I really should! Great SRC pick 🙂
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Oh, wow, do these ever look good! Bookmarking…now!
April @ Angel's Homestead says
It may have been a little work, but they look like they turned out delicious and the extra work was worth it.
Army Amy* says
I’m drooling over here. This food looks so good! I would have thought I could never make something like that, but even with all the steps, it doesn’t look like it’d be out of my range of skills. I wonder if my grocery store has everything I’d need…*
yum! I love potstickers, we will def have to give these a try.
Kitchen Ninja says
I’ve never made potstickers before — looking forward to giving this recipe a try!
April @ Angel's Homestead says
Hi Jess 🙂 Wanted to stop by and let you know your recipe was chosen for the Secret Recipe Club’s weekly Editor’s Choice award! Congrats! 🙂
Those look delicious and are beautiful, but why did you use wonton wrappers instead of pot sticker wrappers?
Rhianna– I live in the middle of nowhere and wonton wrappers are all my store carries, so I have to make do. 🙁 But potsticker or dumpling wrappers would work just as well if not better!
Kelsey @ K&K Test Kitchen says
Ooh, I love potstickers! It’s definitely time to try making them at home. Great choice for SRC!
I want these right now; they look and sound AWESOME! Totally trying these soon! Thanks for sharing last week on Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes! You are a featured favorite this week! We can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to this week! Have a great weekend!