Potstickers with Sesame Dipping Sauce

I had a realization a few days ago.

There are so many of my favorite tried-n-true-and-made-so-many-times-I-could-make-them-with-my-eyes-closed recipes that I have not shared.

I have no idea why.

So, here’s a rundown of things I need to post for y’all – please feel free to hold me to this:

  • Pizza; not my lovely pizzas with lemons and fennel, but real cheesy pepperoni pizzas with a fantastic crust. And by the way, my brother and I have committed to a pizza competition in the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned.
  • Greek Salad. I’ve made it for years – my dad made a version of it and I’ve made one of my own.
  • Italian Meatloaf. I’m not a huge meatloaf fan, but I love my mother’s and I love this version.
  • Vegetable Beef Soup. This is my mother’s recipe, and it’s so simple and comforting in the winter with freshly baked cornbread (and cheap). Y’all know I don’t like bland ass food, so trust me on this one.
  • Coleslaw. Yes, regular ass coleslaw. But it’s luscious coleslaw.

So, here’s another one I’m sharing now, potstickers (or) dumplings, whatever you want to call them. Mine consist of ground turkey and seasonings, wrapped up in a little wonton wrapper, browned and steamed until done. Mark loves these – he would make an entire meal of them if I let him.

But I don’t because he needs to share.

Anyway, they’re fool-proof and are so good every time.


And the sauce. It’s what makes them so fantastic.

I could drink it.



  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sriracha
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 pkg wonton wrappers (in the refrigerated section)
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup water


  • Mix turkey through ginger together and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Use the water to wet your fingers and line one wrapper at a time around the edges.
  • Put a tsp of turkey mixture in the middle and fold in half like a triangle, then crimp the edges.
  • Place on a plate covered with a damp paper towel.
  • Heat sesame oil over medium high heat and place potstickers in the pan.
  • Heat until browned on the bottom, about 5 minutes.
  • Pour 1/2 cup water in the pan, cover and reduce heat to low.
  • Steam until water has evaporated.

Dipping Sauce for Potstickers


  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sriracha
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp ginger


  • Whisk all ingredients together.



I could eat 40.


But I don’t let Mark…. *sigh* so I don’t.

Ok, so I’ve been meaning to do a post about my workspace/photography/props. I will be doing that soon, but in the meantime here’s a couple of shots my daughter Katelyn got of me working on this post –


You can tell I’m in my natural light space, which happens to be in the kitchen, and using the wood prop background that Mark made me. I have a huge window in the kitchen that gets the best light in the early afternoon, so I plan my recipe development/cooking in the morning so I have the afternoon to shoot. I have several backgrounds, but this is by far my favorite.


Yes, I obviously need my nails done.

However – I’m a full time registered nurse and obviously my hobby is cooking. ALL the time.

Which means that shit won’t happen because it won’t last.

IMGP4632That’s ok, I’d rather spend my money on Himalayan sea salt or a few pounds of fresh jalapenos.

Happy Weekend!



  • Shea

    Shea Goldstein is a writer and the voice behind Dixie Chik Cooks. She's also a recipe developer and brand ambassador. She has been published in several media platforms such as Redbook, Parade, Food Blogger Magazine and more. She has been developing recipes and writing since 2009. Shea is a Southern Belle Who's Thinking About What's For Dinner While Eating Lunch

This Post Has 7 Comments

  1. lorraine williamson

    hi love this been looking for an easy potsticker recipe. Found you at the facebook frenzy

  2. Alicia Franks Gibson

    These look so yummy and easy too! I will add them to my list of recipes to try out. Thanks!

  3. mschavi

    oooooohhhh, yuuummmmm! I love, love, love potstickers, but my hubby won’t touch them. I don’t dare make these . . . I’d eat every stinking one of them! Hmmmm, maybe I just will anyway. These look wonderful!

    1. Dixie Chik

      Thanks 🙂

  4. Allison

    These look great! I’ve never had homemade pot stickers. Thanks for the recipe.


    1. Dixie Chik

      You’re welcome – let me know if you try them!

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