Spent the day making gyoza and have added about 500 words to the cookbook’s word-count. The filling I have come up with is rather pleasant and is a way of getting my partner to eat green vegetables:
250g fresh mushrooms
2 cups worth of chopped greens – cabbage, spinach etc.,
2 spring onions
1 small carrot
1 or 2 cloves garlic, grated
1 tbl sesame oil (frying)
Chop all the vegetables finely. If you have one, pulverise the mushrooms in a food processor or blender. If not, just chop them as finely as you can. Fry all the filling ingredients except the mushrooms in the sesame oil till the cabbage is limp. Add mushroom and cook through. You are aiming for a filling which holds itself together.
I put mine in home-made wholemeal wrappers, which my partner naturally thinks would work really well with cheese gyoza. The cookbook will not mention this! I also opted for “deep fry the buggers” rather than any more healthy means of preparation.