Pork Pot Stickers

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I cook many things at home because I am very curious.  And if something appeals to me I want to try it. But because my husband does not stray much from his favorite ( potato, pasta and German food), it is difficult to cook new things for him. So when there is something out there, different that he likes, I will jump on it and make it;-)

I love Asian Food, I love sushi and Thai. Since he will not eat sushi, we occasionally eat thai food though we have to really twist his arms and help him turn left to the Thai Place, and not to the right to his favorite German restaurant Gerhard’s:-)

There he will order two things, Pork Pot stickers and Beef Pasta stir fry.

I have not tried to fix the latter because the pasta are quite different and I am not sure that i could duplicate that, but since Pot Stickers are well liked at our house, I decided one day that I would try my hands at it. And I will say that they are so easy to make, yummy, really cheap and and and…………they can be frozen to be used at a later time;-)

If you try to make them, give your self some times because they will make a large bunch and it takes a bit of times to make the “ravioli”.

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Ingredients for about 80:

  • 1 bag of brocoli slaw
  • 12 oz or 1 pack of ground chicken, turkey or pork(today I used pork).
  • 3 tbsp of fresh ginger grated
  • 2 garlic cloves pressed
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 1/8 tsp of pepper
  • 1 pack of wontons

Ingredients for the sauce:

  • 1/2 cup of soy sauce
  • 2 tsbp of rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp of hoisin sauce
  • 1 tsp of toasted sesame oil
  1. Steam the brocoli slaw according to directions, (or place it into the large round mold, place the octogonal silpat on top of that and cook it for 5 minutes.) Let it cool.
  2. When the brocoli is cold, chop it.
  3. Place it into  a large bowl, add the meat, all the other ingredients and mix well.photo 1
  4. Place the rectangular roulpat on your counter and lay as many wonton on it as you can. Place about a teaspoon  of the meat mixture in the middle of each wonton.photo 2
  5. With a silicone brush, wet the sides of each wonton with water and close the wontons to make a triangle.photo 4photo 3
  6. If you do decide to freeze them, place them flat on a large silpat that you would place on a large perforated sheet. Make sure that they are not touching or they will stick to one another and it will be impossible to separate them as they are very fragile.  Freeze them as such and when they are frozen, place them in a ziploc bag to keep for later use. 
  7. Place a large frying pan on the stove, melt one tbsp of butter and when the butter is sizzling, place as many wontons as you can in the pan.
  8. Sear them for a minute and then turn them.photo 5
  9. Throw 1/4 cup of water over the pot stickers and place the lid over them. Cook them for 5 minutes.
  10. Meanwhile prepare the sauce that goes with it.photo
  11. Eat while they are warm. photo 1

Bon Appetit and Happy Cooking!!!

Korma or Curry and Coconut Pork

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These past couple of days I was home visiting my sweet twin sister. It was nice to  come home and catch up. Besides visiting the region, we have been cooking together. I learned to make some leaven to make my own bread. We made some chocolate truffles with a hazelnut filling, and many other things. Unlike my family, her family will eat everything!!! Asian, Indian, Mexican, Italian.. everything! So it has been very nice to eat a large array of cuisine. This evening she chose to make a Curry and Coconut Pork. She called this recipe: Korma.

I really loved this dish for several reasons: it tasted great, it cooked quite fast,  it required few ingredients and it could be adapted to include other meat or even vegetables.

Korma is an Indian dish, but like many recipes it varies according to region. Sometimes you will find yogurt, cinamon and many other ingredients. I am not sure where this recipe comes from, except that it was the one my sister taught me. I hope that you will enjoy it as much as I have.

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Recipe for 4-6:

  • 2 lbs. of Pork ( 0r any other meat: chicken, fish, lamb)
  • 1 large onion, or 2 medium-sized onions
  • 3 garlic cloves pressed
  • 2 tbsp of Curry
  • 2 tbsp. of coriander
  • 2 tsp of cumin
  • 2 tbsp of turmeric
  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • 1 cup of broth
  • Olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a large pot, warm up the olive oil and when the oil is warm, saute the onions until they are translucent. Add the garlic and saute it as well.
  2. Remove the onion from the pot and set aside.
  3. In the same pot, warm up another tbsp of olive oil and saute the pork so that it is “brown on all sides”.
  4. Add the onions, the coconut milk, the broth, the curry and all the other ingredients and bring the mixture to boil.
  5. When the mixture has come to boil, lower the temperature to low and cook for 30 minutes.
  6. Serve as is, or with coconut rice. Et voila!photo 3

Bon Appetit and Happy Cooking!!!