Gyōza Sauce


Gyōza Sauce (pronounced ji-ohz-i)

Gyōza sauce is a dipping sauce used mostly with pot stickers. But, I use it with a piece of salmon. I buy frozen salmon, defrost it, fry it in sesame oil, and then serve it on a salad or on the side with stir fry veggies. I make this sauce for it. This sauce is also served with Hamachi Kama (broiled yellowtail gill plate) at sushi bars.

Gyōza is a non-standard Japanese word. The Chinese word Jiaozi means dumpling. These dumplings are stuffed and served boiled, steamed or fried.

1 piece salmon
Sesame seeds
1 tsp. sesame oil

Gyōza Sauce
½ cup rice vinegar
½ cup soy sauce
½ tsp. red pepper flakes
1 garlic clove minced
½ tsp. ginger minced (or grated)
1 tsp. sesame oil
1/3 cup minced green onions

Baste the salmon with sesame oil and then add one teaspoon of the oil to a nonstick fry pan. Cook a minute or so on each side, then sprinkle with sesame seeds, drop in a dash of Gyōza and cook until done. When eating, dip the salmon in the remaining Gyōza sauce.

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