Winter Squash Pot-stickers with Asian Dipping Sauce
This is a new recipe to enjoy winter squash or pumpkin. It does take a bit of work, but is well worth it, they taste very nice, especially on a cold, blustery day.
Serving Size: 2
Yield: 7-8 large pot-stickers
for the dough:
- 2 cups AP flour (or AP and semolina), (we used 1 cup each of AP, and semolina
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons oil
- ⅓ cup water
for the filling:
- 2 cups winter squash (pumpkin), pureed
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 2 tablespoons ginger, fresh, grated
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- dash Tabasco
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2-3 tablespoons oil to fry the pot-stickers
for the dipping sauce:
- 4 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari
- 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons mirin
- 2 teaspoons ginger, fresh, grated
- dash Chili sauce
- to make the dough:
- Mix the flour salt, oil and water together in a bowl.
- Cover the dough (I just use a large plate) allow to sit for 1/2 hour.
- to make the filling:
- Place the pureed winter squash or pumpkin in a medium bowl.
- Heat the oil in a frying pan.
- Add the onion to the oil and sauté until glassy.
- Add the sautéed onion pieces to the puree.
- Mix in the grated ginger, garlic powder and a dash of Tabasco.
- Taste the mixture and season accordingly with salt and pepper.
- Make the dipping sauce by combining the ingredients and stir to mix.
- to make the pot-stickers:
- Table a generous tablespoon of dough.
- Flatten it out on a lightly floured surface and roll to make a circle.
- Place a tablespoon of the puree mixture in the center.
- Moisten the edge of the circle with some water and fold the circle to form a half moon.
- Seal the edges of the pot-sticker and place on a lightly floured plate while you make the rest.
- Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to boil.
- Place 2 or 3 pot-stickers in the water and cook 3-5 minutes.
- Remove from the water using a slotted spoon and place on a plate.
- Heat a frying pan with 1 tablespoon of oil and lightly brown 2 pot-stickers at a time.
- Place the fried pot-stickers on a plate.
- Add oil as needed to fry the rest of the pot-stickers.
- Serve the pot-stickers with the dipping sauce.
- We garnished the pot-stickers with 2 spring onion greens.
The recipe can also be used to make ravioli, only omit the Asian dipping sauce and use an Italian tomato sauce instead.