Hey, it's Yuto here from @sudachi.recipes and today I'm going to teach you my original recipe and experimental squid ink gyoza with prawn filling and lemon dipping sauce.
What are gyoza?
Gyoza (餃子) are dumplings filled with pork, vegetables and seasonings, and then wrapped in a thin dough.
Although they are eaten all across Japan, the dish originates from China and are originally called "Jiaozi".
In English they are usually called dumplings or pot stickers.
They can be steamed, deep fried or pan fried, they're pretty versatile. Most Japanese people fry them in a pan and then add a lid so they steam for a while. That way, they become crispy on the bottom and soft on the top, delicious!
GYOZA WITH A TWIST
Okay this was just an experiment for me. An idea that came to me when I was watching YouTube videos on how to make colourful pasta from scratch. I thought "I can make gyoza wrappers from scratch and I like squid ink pasta, so why not put the idea into gyoza?"
So I was on a mission to find ingredients that go well with squid ink gyoza wrappers.
I decided that the filling should be prawns rather mince meat, it's a seafood theme I was going for and prawn gyoza are very delicious. And then I need to come up with a new sauce to match these flavours.
My conclusion was:
- Prawn base filling
- Lemon juice base dipping sauce
So here is the recipe of my successful experiment!
What is the difference between gyoza and dumplings?
There's not really a difference. The word "dumpling" is more of an umbrella term for all kinds of dumplings. Gyoza is a type of dumpling made from a folded circular wrapper, filled with pork, shrimp or vegetables and pleated around the edge.
Is it safe to eat squid ink?
Squid ink is perfectly safe to eat! Also, only a small amount is used so it is unlikely to affect your body in any way.
What does squid ink taste like?
Squid ink has a rich and deep, brine-like taste. But it's subtle too and pairs very nicely with other seafood.
What other dishes can be made with squid ink?
Squid ink is commonly used in pasta and risotto. It's very good in paella too.
Does squid ink stain your teeth?
Squid ink won't stain your teeth, but it can definitely stain clothes and skin. If it gets on your skin then it will eventually wear off though.Print