Potsticker butter lettuce salad with orange segments
Make potstickers with butter lettuce and orange segments for a quick lunch
Potstickers are Asian dumplings which have a center filling of meat, vegetables, or combination of both. It can be boiled, steamed or fried and eaten with soy sauce or specially made dumpling sauce. You can choose to make these from scratch or buy the frozen potsticker bags available at the mainstream grocery stores. I use the frozen potstickers which are simple to prepare and makes a nice addition to a meal. Add potstickers to a bed of sweet butter lettuce for a quick, light, and nutritious lunch. Throw in some orange segments and my favorite salad dressing, and viola, lunch is ready in less than 20 minutes.
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Follow this easy potsticker salad recipe
Add 2 tbsp. vegetable oil in non-stick pan on medium-high heat
A non-stick frying pan with lid is best for cooking potstickers
Regardless of the name implies, you really do not want the potsticker to stick to the pan.
My choice of frozen chicken and pork potstickers
Add frozen potstickers flat side down - Do this for about 1 minute
Potstickers should be frozen when placed straight to the frying pan. Do not thaw potstickers as these will cause them to stick together. The name potsticker is a misnomer and you really do not want them to stick to the pan. Hence, a little oil is added to the non-stick pan to brown the dumplings.
Add 6 Tbsp. or 1/3 cup water - Enough to cover potstickers halfway
Cover and simmer fo 6 minutes - Most of the water should have evaporated
During this stage, the potstickers have been boiled and steamed at the same time. The potstickers will expand and the meat and vegetable filling become juicier.
Remove lid and brown on all sides - Wrapper becomes crunchier this way
Browning the wonton wrapper creates a crispier potsticker with a plump and tender filling.
Butter lettuce is also known as Bibb or Boston lettuce
Butter lettuce has a slightly sweet buttery flavor. It has large loose heads with soft folded leaves and make great bed for various salads. It is a great source of Vitamin A and K and folate. You can take a washed head of butter lettuce, tear the leaves apart and make a bed of salad.
For this recipe, I chose to use the washed, torn and packaged sweet butter lettuce for ease in food preparation. Prepare butter lettuce leaves in a salad bowl.
Transfer potstickers to a bed of butter lettuce, add orange segments and your favorite dressing
The orange segments adds a tangy flavor to the salad. Splash your favorite salad dressing and lunch is ready.
My favorite salad dressing with gorgonzola cheese
Easy to follow butter lettuce salad recipes
- Butter Lettuce Salad with Peaches and Feta Recipe | Yummly
Butter Lettuce Salad with Peaches and Feta Recipe recipe. Salads with salad, butter lettuce, feta, peaches, vinaigrette, balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, salt, black pepper
You may opt to make potstickers from scratch if you have the time and inclination
There are many ways to make potstickers from scratch - Here are a few videos which I have selected
Potsticker recipes for every taste
- Ground pork bok choy Potstickers
Find the recipe for Pot Stickers and other bok choy recipes at Epicurious.com
- Shrimp and pork Chinese Pot Stickers Recipe - Food.com - 13320
Make them and freeze them and use as needed.
- Potstickers | Potstickers Recipe (Chinese Dumplings) | Easy Asian Recipes at RasaMalaysia.com
Potstickers, Chinese dumplings, and potstickers recipe. Learn how to make potstickers with this easy potstickers recipe, with video on how to pleat potstickers.
- Pan Fried Pork and Shrimp Potstickers | Steamy Kitchen Recipes
Pan fried pork and shrimp potstickers