Potstickers are a delicious Asian appetizer. This particular potstickers recipe takes them on a trip to the Mediterranean, filling them with Napa cabbage, pork, and garlic. They’re easy to make and a great start to any meal.
Although the official date was 2 weeks ago, Hasome and I spent all of last week celebrating his 55th birthday. He must have signed up for every birthday club in the known universe, because he had the mother load of coupons for free meals and desserts around town. Since we don’t eat out very often, it was really a fun treat for us both! We were able to eat dinner at some of our favorite restaurants…places that we couldn’t otherwise have afforded.
Although the main entrees were all delicious, I was really looking forward to the appetizers. One of my favorites are potstickers. Brian doesn’t really care for them too much in their Asian form, but when I told him that I was inspired to make a Mediterranean version with pork, he was all over the idea.
I decided to make them using the free sample of Pompeian™ OlivExtra Premium Mediterranean Blend oil that I received last week from Smiley360. The products that I’ve been able to try through their program have all been outstanding, and the interaction I’ve had with the other people in the program has been lots of fun!
The Pompeian™ Mediterranean Blend is a combination of canola, extra virgin olive, and grapeseed oils. It’s got a wonderful, rich taste. A little goes a long way with this oil, though.
I love that it’s high in Omega-3 (850 mg per serving) and it’s a great source of Vitamin E antioxidants, too. What impresses me the most is the higher smoke point of this oil. Traditional olive oil will burn at temperatures of about 310-340 degrees F, but this oil has a smoke point of 425-450, making it perfect to pan fry or even deep fry with. You can see the great results I had with these potstickers. The taste was absolutely wonderful… rich, but not overpowering.
I could talk a bit longer about the great quality of the oil and how good these potstickers are, but I think the best way to know how great they are would be to make yourself a batch and find out for yourself.
Oh, and even though their Mediterranean in flavor, there’s no reason that you can’t serve them with an Asian dinner. How about my copycat version of Mongolian beef and some lo mein?
Enjoy this potstickers recipe!
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