Assignment #1

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?

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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.

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Like my pruned fingers?  Never mind- they turned out looking like this:

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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:

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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.

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