We love gyoza! Like love love! But only when they are home made. So far. I challenge anyone to tell me where you can purchase a gyoza that is better than homemade. We posted a recipe for our Homemade Gyoza a while back that are the most delicious gyoza I have had yet. Toot toot! Thats me tooting my little horn. Lol
Along with the fresh ginger, garlic, and other veggies in our gyoza, I think one of the things that makes our gyoza so good is the amazing dipping sauce that goes with them. Its over the top good. I could just drink the stuff.
Soooo… what if you are craving a gyoza, but you dont feel like pinching a million dumplings together, or you dont want the extra carbs, or you are gluten intolerant or celiac? You make gyoza lettuce wraps! The same tender pork and vegetable dumpling filling and amazing dipping sauce wrapped with a piece of lettuce instead!
So damn good! Debbie and I made these for lunch the other day and we couldnt stop eating them! I will admit that they get a little messy as the sauce can kind of leak out a bit as you eat them, but its totally worth it. Believe me!
I think I want one right now…
Gyoza Lettuce Wraps with the Best Dipping Sauce Ever
- 500 g Ground Pork
- ½ medium Onion finely chopped
- 5 cloves Garlic grated or minced
- 2 tbsp grated or minced Ginger
- 1 cup shredded Carrot
- 2 cups finely chopped Napa Cabbage
- 1 tsp Sesame Oil
- Salt to taste
- 1 pkg round dumpling wrappersFOR THE DIPPING SAUCE
- 4 tbsp Rice Vinegar
- 4 tbsp Soy Sauce
- 2 Garlic cloves pressed or finely chopped
- 1 tsp finely chopped or grated Ginger
- 1 Green Onion finely sliced
- 1 tsp Sesame Oil
- ¼ tsp Chili Flakes
- Lettuce for the cups - Butter lettuce or Iceberg lettuce work the best
- Julienned carrots and chopped green onion for garnish
- Heat sesame oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
- Cook the ground port till its browned and then add the onion, garlic, ginger, carrots and cabbage. Cook until the cabbage is soft.
- Season with salt to taste.
FOR THE DIPPING SAUCE
- In a medium bowl, mix together the rice vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, sesame oil, green onion and chili flakes.
- Let the sauce sit for around 15 mins before you serve it.
- Take a leaf of the lettuce, fill it with the pork mixture, and spoon some sauce on top.
- Eat and love every bite!