Healthy Eating: Gyoza Bites

gyoza bites

Recipe By Russ Crandall

Nutritional Information (per serving)
Calories: 409
Protein: 24 g
Carbs: 19 g
Fat: 26 g

(Serves 4)

2 tbsp tamari
1 tbsp mirin
1 tsp rice vinegar
1/2 tsp togarashi powder

Surimi (Meat Paste)
1 lb lean ground pork
1/2 tsp ground ginger
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp tapioca starch
1 tbsp mirin
1 tsp tamari
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp white pepper

1 cup green cabbage, finely chopped
1 green onion, finely chopped
2 tbsp coconut oil

 Combine sauce ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
2. Pulse surimi ingredients in a food processor until tacky.
3. Transfer to a bowl and add cabbage and green onion; mix and form 20 to 25 small balls.
4. Heat coconut oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
5. Add the balls and pan-fry until cooked through, rotating often, about five minutes.
6. Cook in batches if needed.
7. Serve with the dipping sauce.

Quick Tip: Mirin, a Japanese rice wine similar to sake, and togarashi powder, a spicy blend of seven spices, are popular in many Japanese dishes and can be found at Asian markets.