Our first assignment to was to bring an appetizer. Something easy to get us started. Who doesn’t love a good appetizer? It’s bite sized. It helps you know what to expect from the rest of the meal. It’s fabulous!
I have so many appetizers I love, it was truly hard to decide what to make. I decided on Lobster and Shiitake Pot Stickers with Sake Sauce from Tom Douglas’ Seattle Kitchen. To be fair, I did actually use shrimp and not lobster. I’ve never cooked with lobster before and find it a bit intimidating. I find Asian foods in general intimidating and I didn’t want to scare myself out of the kitchen on my first day!
But look at these ingredients: YUM. Can’t go too wrong… right?
The hardest part about making these was definitely the folding. I don’t really know what I’m doing and to make them uniform was a bit tricky.
Like my pruned fingers? Never mind- they turned out looking like this:
Boil them for a few minutes until they pop to the top and pan fry and you end up with something that looks a little bit like this:
What did I learn? Tom Douglas can do no wrong. I take horrible food photos. I’ll work on that.
Seriously, these were tasty. I will make them again.
Recipe can be found here.