Shrimp Potstickers with Soy-Ginger Dipping Sauce

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Are you a potsticker fan? Potstickers (or pot stickers) are delicious dumplings that are easier to make than you might guess! These dumplings are pan fried and steamed and can be filled with any number and combination of fillings~ shrimp, pork, mushrooms and /or veggies. Pan frying them gives the dumplings their crispy texture and crust, and lending them the name ‘potstickers’.

You can find a dumpling dough recipe in Chinese Soul Food, or use store-bought wonton, goyza or egg roll wrappers.

You can find wrappers in the refrigerated section with the produce in the grocery store. The egg roll wrappers I used were large, so I trimmed them using a 4-inch bowl as a template.

There are a number of dumpling recipes in Chinese Soul Food to satisfy your potsticker cravings: Pork and Chinese Cabbage; Spinach, Egg and Shitake; Pork, Shrimp and Chinese Chives; Beef with Chinese Mustard Greens; and Basil, Chicken and Shrimp. Let your taste buds be your guide to your fillings!

We used a favorite combination for these potstickers that my husband created~ Shrimp with Broccoli Slaw and Cashews. Broccoli Slaw is a combination of broccoli, carrots and red cabbage. You can find it next to the prepackaged cole slaw mixes. The chopped cashews lend the potstickers some texture and a satisfying crunch!

Shrimp Potstickers

Make 12 pot stickers

 12 Raw shrimp, (size 16 – 20 count) peeled, deveined and chopped

Chopped cashews or peanuts (about 1/2 cup)

Broccoli slaw (1 cup) chopped (or use cabbage/slaw)

1 tablespoon minced ginger

1 large egg, lightly beaten

2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil

1 teaspoon Sriracha, or more to taste

Wonton, goyza, or egg roll wrappers

3 to 4 tablespoons oil for frying (vegetable, peanut, or grapeseed oil)

Mix all ingredients through Sriracha in a small bowl. Add a heaping tablespoon of filling to wrapper, lightly brush water along the edges of wrapper with your finger and pinch wrapper together, pleating to seal. Repeat with remaining filling and wrappers.

Working in batches, heat vegetable oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. When oil is hot and shimmering, add potstickers to pan so they don’t touch and cook until golden and crisp, about 2-3 minutes per side.

Add about 3 tablespoons of water to pan and cover with lid immediately. Allow water to cook off and let potstickers steam to finish cooking, about 3- 4 minutes. Remove from pan, keep warm and cook next batch.

Soy-Ginger Dipping Sauce, recipe from Chinese Soul Food

Makes About  1/2 cup


1/3 cup soy sauce

2 tablespoons rice vinegar

1 stalk green onion, finely chopped

2 large cloves garlic, finely chopped or crushed

1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

1 teaspoon minced ginger

1 teaspoon Sriracha (optional)

In small bowl, combine all ingredients. Set aside at room temperature for at least 30 minutes to let flavors meld. The longer the mixture rests, the more intense the flavors will become.

Printable Recipe


The winner of a copy of

Chinese Soul Food: A Friendly Guide for Homemade Dumplings, Stir-Fries, Soups, and Moreby Hsiao-Ching Chou

is Gayle Dodson!

Thank you to Sasquatch Books for providing a copy of Chinese Soul Food.


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  26 comments for “Shrimp Potstickers with Soy-Ginger Dipping Sauce

  1. February 23, 2018 at 7:02 am

    I grew up loving potstickers….but my mom called them gyozas….when asked what she can make for you, we always shout gyozas (potstickers)….will pass this recipe on to my mom too :) …. have a great weekend Mary and congrats to the winner!!!

  2. February 23, 2018 at 7:09 am

    Oh yum. Love pot stickers.

  3. Rita C.
    February 23, 2018 at 7:32 am

    Yum! Congrats to the Gayle. You’ve been on my mind all week Mary…sending light and positive energy your way. ♥

  4. Norma Rolader
    February 23, 2018 at 7:40 am

    Oh wish I could eat sea food allergies

  5. Karen
    February 23, 2018 at 8:26 am

    Love potstickers! Congrats Gayle!

  6. Debbie
    February 23, 2018 at 9:27 am

    I bet they are delicious!!

  7. Cyndi Raines
    February 23, 2018 at 9:29 am

    I have never heard of pot stickers, but these look delicious and another great food to try. Will look for pot stickers on the menu the next time we eat Chinese, Love that food! Congratulations to Gayle. Prayers still being sent your way Mary ♥️.

  8. February 23, 2018 at 9:40 am

    I actually made pot stickers Wednesday night! I couldn’t believe how easy they are to make! I made a dipping sauce from Half Baked Harvest but we didn’t like it so we just used sweet chili sauce for dipping. I plan on posting my version on Sunday, but mine aren’t nearly as pretty as yours! Your husband’s suggested filling sounds wonderful. This looks like such a beautiful book, congrats Gayle!

  9. Susie
    February 23, 2018 at 9:47 am

    I am exhausted by many days of rain and need a happy challenge–this recipe is on the table tonight!!

  10. February 23, 2018 at 9:55 am

    Congratulations to Gayle! The pot stickers would be a perfect Lenten meal for me to make, Mary, and your hubby’s filling sounds perfect. I will try them soon, after buying the won ton wrappers. Thank you for sharing. Thinking of you, Mary, and sending love and hugs your way…..

  11. Virginia
    February 23, 2018 at 10:10 am

    Great recipe for the potstickers. I am sending this to my sister, she loves potstickers. Congratulations to Gayle, know you will enjoy it. I won the ” In Styles Party ” book from Mary and am planning a party this spring for my neeedle crafters group and could not have been more thrilled.

  12. February 23, 2018 at 11:38 am

    These look soooo good. Can’t wait to try!

  13. February 23, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a lovely comment on my Chinese New Year table setting. When I saw that you were making potstickers, I had to come over to read your post. I have never made them, but they are definitely in my future, and I love them, so why not? I’ve also been stalking that Chinese Soul Food book, and looking at all of your pictures, even though I don’t need another cookbook, I’m weakening. I was sorry to read earlier about the loss of your sweet Chloe. I know how tough it is to lose a pet, you have my sympathy.

  14. February 23, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    Talk about the perfect Friday night munchie! Sounds great Mary:@)

  15. February 23, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    I have never made potstickers but your recipe looks very easy and doable! You have been on my mind this week, Mary!

    February 24, 2018 at 6:41 am

    Mary, your St. Nicholas table setting in December 2016 is the most beautiful Christmas table ever!!! I bought St. Nicholas in the 80’s when my Boys were small. This Christmas I want to recreate your table for my young Granddaughters. 1. Where did you find the octagonal chargers and are they silver? 2. Where did you buy the garland? 3. Who made your plaid tablecloth and napkins? 4. You mentioned the napkins rings came from Ballard. Since those reindeer are so fabulous, does Ballard carry them every year? BTW, your poem is adorable!!! Many thanks for your inspiration!!! Sherian

    • February 24, 2018 at 7:09 am

      Thank you Sheridan! The chargers are a pewter finish and came from Pottery Barn several years ago. I used a tartan throw for a tablecloth, it came from HomeGoods, along with the napkins. The garland was from my Christmas ornament stash that I’ve had for 20+ years. Ballard has carried those napkin rings for two years in a row and they always sell out so I’m guessing they’ll have them again this year. They usually appear show up in their catalog/online around the end of July so check then :)

      • Sherian
        February 24, 2018 at 10:12 am

        Mary, thank you for your speedy response. I found octogen chargers @ Pier 1 on sale, so I ordered those. I will definitely search Ballard’s website for the napkin rings in July.
        Many thanks for helping me create your gorgeous St. Nicholas table setting for my Granddaughters.
        Enjoy your weekend!

  17. February 24, 2018 at 6:44 am

    Those look scrumptious! Would go well with my Asian inspired meals lately.

  18. February 24, 2018 at 8:08 am

    CONGRATULATIONS GAYLE!! Have fun discovering new cooking ideas!!! ❤️🎉🌹

  19. Gayle Dodson
    February 24, 2018 at 8:54 am

    Thank you to Mary and everyone for your congratulatory wishes. I am thrilled to be the winner of the cookbook and can’t wait to try my hand at Chinese recipes. I will let you know how successful I am.

  20. Catherine LUXEREAU
    February 24, 2018 at 11:59 am

    Bonjour Mary …j espère que vous allez bien. Tout ceci a l’air délicieux…il faut dire que j’adore la cuisine chinoise ! Merci beaucoup pour la recette. Je ne suis pas certaine de la réussir aussi bien que vous ne le faites ! Bonne journée.

  21. Cindy lou
    February 24, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    Wow! Once again ! The QUEEN strikes !ha! Will have to try these !!! Thanks !

  22. Connie
    February 24, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    Have you seen this cake. Reminds me of your many clever uses of peeps. Yours is my favorite blog and only blog I subscribe to!

  23. February 24, 2018 at 10:46 pm

    Congrats to Gayle! Your hubby’s filling sounds wonderful, Mary. I have never made potstickers, but I am convinced that I should!

  24. Jan Fusco
    February 25, 2018 at 8:36 pm

    I miss Chloe.

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