Photo: Howard L. Puckett; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
12 servings (serving size: 2 pot stickers and 1 tablespoon sauce)

These shrimp pot stickers won the "Starters and Beverages" category in the Cooking Light Ultimate Reader Recipe Contest.  Recipe author Lindsay Weiss of Overland Park, KS, remarks, "I love the huge flavor packed into these tiny packages, especially when they're dipped in the peanut sauce. These are best served immediately, but they can be made in advance, refrigerated, and then served at room temperature."

How to Make It

Step 1

To prepare pot stickers, combine first 10 ingredients in a food processor; pulse 4 times or until coarsely chopped. Working with 1 wonton wrapper at a time (cover remaining wrappers with a damp towel to prevent drying), spoon about 1 1/2 teaspoons shrimp mixture into center of each wrapper. Moisten edges of dough with water; bring 2 opposite corners to center, pinching points to seal. Bring remaining 2 corners to center, pinching points to seal. Pinch 4 edges together to seal. Place pot stickers on a large baking sheet sprinkled with cornstarch.

Step 2

Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons canola oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 12 pot stickers to pan; cook 2 minutes or until bottoms are golden brown. Slowly add 1/2 cup water to pan; cover and cook 4 minutes. Uncover and cook 3 minutes or until liquid evaporates. Repeat procedure with remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons canola oil, 12 pot stickers, and 1/2 cup water.

Step 3

To prepare sauce, combine 1/4 cup water and next 5 ingredients (through sugar) in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Serve sauce with pot stickers. Garnish with chopped green onions, if desired.

Step 4

Wine note: These exotically flavored pot stickers call for a wine that won't be a wallflower next to them. The sweet ginger spice and richness of the peanuts will be enhanced by the heady aromatics and lush mouthfeel of an Alsatian Gewürztraminer. Try one of the best producers from the world's best region for this grape varietal: Zind-Humbrecht 2005 Gewürztraminer Alsace, about $ —Karen MacNeil

Ratings & Reviews

Debmatz's Review

April 01, 2014
Holy pot sticker success! these were delicious! I reduced the salt in the filling to 1/4 teaspoon and bet you could completely omit it. For the dipping sauce I made half without peanut butter for my husband - delicious both ways.

CarrieLMB's Review

February 24, 2013
Voted excellent by both my husband and I; very tasty! Spicy peanut sauce gives good balance to strong ginger flavor without being overpowering. Low WWers Pts plus per serving (3pts) but will want at least 2-3 servings for a meal.

Sarah727's Review

July 09, 2012
Delicious! I made the sauce according to directions and like others I thought it needed some help. I added Thai Chili Sauce instead of paste and a lot of Sriracha hot sauce. It was a huge hit.

Brie30's Review

June 11, 2012
This is delish! I made this as an appetizer tonite and my husband proclaimed it 5 stars! I also used the coleslaw mix but did add in more matchstick carrots since the ready made doesn't have much carrot. SUPERB!!!!!

Skipper's Review

February 26, 2012

Hayfor22's Review

February 13, 2012
Love these! A little tedious, so I makes double batch and freeze half. They pop out of the freezer and cook perfectly! Added water chestnuts, but that's all. Didn't care for the sauce. I liked the soy sauce for dipping, my husband liked the hoisin sauce. Always a favorite!!

AmyCatherine's Review

April 16, 2011
It was alright. I didn't really like it and was disappointed in it after all that work preparing it.

raresters's Review

July 25, 2010
a little too labor intensive for me to make on a regular basis, but this is a great recipe and i will continue to make it for parties... i've gotten great reviews so far!

Mikala's Review

March 29, 2010
Loved, loved this recipe. Absolutely delish! The wontons by themselves have a ton of flavor so I opted not to make the sauce and instead mixed soy sauce with chile paste to taste and used that as my dipping sauce. Easy to make. It has a WOW factor for great presentation. Will definitely make this recipe over and over again.

janisls's Review

February 20, 2010
Made these for a party yesterday and they went over great! I would make them again in a second. We didn't love the sauce however, next time I would skip it and just serve with a little hoisin sauce.