Leann's Shrimp And Cilantro Dumplings

Course : Dumplings
Serves: 40
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1 pound shrimp -- raw
2 ounces cilantro -- chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1 teaspoon sesame oil
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 large egg white
1 pound won-ton wrappers
2 tablespoons soy sauce

Preparation / Directions:

Devein shrimp and chop fine. Combine shrimp, cilantro, salt, sugar, white pepper, sesame oil, cornstarch and egg white. Trim won ton skind to form circles. Place 1 teaspoon filling in center of circle. Brush egg white along edge. Fold over to form a half circle. OR Dampen the edge with water, fold, and they will seal. Cooking method: For potstickers: Heat large nonstick fry pan to high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil. Turn heat to medium low. Add 10 dumplings. Cook, turning 2-3 times, until both sides are light brown. Add 2 tablespoons water to pan. Cover and cook until water is fully absorbed. Repeat process until all dumplings are cooked. For dumplings: Drop into boiling water. Don't over crowd. When the water comes back to a boil turn down the heat and simmer for 4-5 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon. Be advised that 2 ounces of cilantro ia alot! Make a test dumpling to adjust for your taste. Serve with soysauce for dipping. Strange as it may seem, even salsa is recommended for dippin

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