In a saucepan, combine the cornstarch, water, sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, ginger and pepper. Cook over low heat. Let it simmer and stir frequently until sauce thickens and bubbles. Set to the side.
Slice your chicken breasts about 1/4 inch thick and sautee in a quart saucepan in sesame oil or olive oil. Cook your chicken until browned on both sides over medium to medium high heat.
While chicken is cooking slice your zucchini in 1/8 inch thick slices then quarter. Slice your mushrooms 🍄 about 1/4 inch thick.
Add 3 tbsps teriyaki sauce to the chicken saucepan and stir. Let the sauce simmer and be absorbed by the chicken and create a nice carmalization over the chicken. Add your mushrooms, zucchini and peanuts. Stir until zucchini and mushrooms are warmed up but not browned maybe for 2 minutes.
This recipe is great for those of you either on a budget or looking for comfort food dumplings (shu mai) without the flour wrapper. Gluten free!
1 lb ground pork
2 tbsp soy sauce
10 water chesnut slices minced
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tbsp sherry or chinese white wine
5 mushrooms (shitake or button)
2 tbsp minced ginger
2 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp pepper
Mince water chesnuts, scallion, and mushrooms together either in a food processor or by hand. Mix with other ingredients. Ball into 1.5 inch diameter balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Cook for 20 minutes at 375 degrees until browned on edges. These can also be steamed in a bamboo steamer, be sure to use some lettuce on the bottom so that they do not stick.
Serve with your favorite dipping sauce. Works well with soy and sugar, peanut sauce, BBQ and honey mustard with horseradish (spicy).
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