Friday, October 28, 2011

Trader Joe's Potsicker Soup

If you go to the Trader Joe's website they have a ton of recipes using only ingredients from their store!  I love Trader Joes and I frequently make all T.J's recipes.

Since it is officially fall, I can start making soups a lot more now (in case you haven't noticed already.)  This was a soup that looked really good, and it included some things we already conveniently had in our freezer and pantry!

Click here for the recipe on the Trader Joe's website or follow along below. 

" Potsticker Soup's On!"

    * TJ's Grape Seed or TJ's Olive Oil
    * 1 package TJ's Gyoza (I used the vegetable ones)
    * 1 container TJ's Mirepoix  (This is just finely chopped onions, celery and carrot, which is what I used from the ingredients I already had)
    * 2 packages TJ's Low Sodium Chicken Broth  (To make it vegan, use veggie broth of course!)
    * 1 bag TJ's Baby Spinach
    * 1 tablespoon TJ's Soy Sauce
    * 1 tablespoon TJ's Joe’s Sesame Oil
    * TJ's Cilantro, for garnish (optional)  (Instead of this, I added 1 teaspoon of Chili Garlic sauce!)
    * TJ's Salt, to taste

Coat the bottom of a large frying pan with oil (about 2-3 tablespoons) and lightly fry the gyoza over medium-high heat until they get some nice browning on both sides (about 10 minutes). In a large soup pot (about 6 qt.), pour a couple tablespoons of oil and add the mirepoix. Saute the vegetables in the pot until the onions start to appear translucent. Add the broth to the pot and bring to a slow simmer. When the soup gets some energy, toss in the spinach and add the soy sauce and sesame oil. When the soup is officially simmering, add the potstickers. Serve it up in bowls and garnish with cilantro. (Make sure you have extra spoons on hand… never underestimate the charisma of Trader Joe's Potsticker Soup's On!)

Serves: 6 - 8
Cooking Time: 30 - 40 Minutes

To complete the meal, I made some rice topped with fresh avocado and Sriracha.  (The artistic swirl of the Sriracha is compliments of my husband.)  It was quite delicious and spicy!  And, by the way, there were no leftovers.  We loved it so much we just ate it all in one sitting.

1 comment:

  1.  I'll follow along alright!  What a yummy idea for a soup, brimming with plump dumplings.