Shrimp Potsticker Soup

This deliciously flavorful 30-minute Potsticker Soup is an amazing and hearty Asian-style soup full of rich ingredients such as Shrimp Potstickers, decadent jumbo pink shrimp, organic kale, carrots, scallions, and Chinese spices cooked in a delicious homemade shrimp stock.
Skip pulling out your frying pan and Wok this Chinese New Year and make a delicious Potsticker Soup out of store-bought potstickers with this quick and easy 30-minute soup. The Asian potstickers and ingredients needed can easily be found in almost any Asian Market or store that has an international section.

 

This deliciously flavorful Potsticker Soup is an amazing and hearty soup full of rich ingredients such as Shrimp Potstickers, decadent jumbo pink shrimp, kale, carrots, scallions, and Chinese spices cooked in a delicious shrimp stock.One of my favorite things to order off the menu when we go out for Chinese food is the Potstickers. I love how they seem to have a ton of flavors and textures. I enjoy both the steamed and fried versions of potstickers in that yummy tasting dipping sauce. Have you had them before? If not, you have to try them! They are so good.
The start of 2020 is a great time to experiment with new ingredients and fun recipes. It’s also a great time to start meal planning if you didn’t before. You are going to love to expand your dinner menu to new flavors and cuisines. To kick start the New Year, I decided to make a family favorite Shrimp Potsticker Soup and share it with all of you.

 

 

 

What is a Potsticker?

Potstickers are dumplings that are usually steamed, then fried dumplings made with round wrappers and stuffed traditionally with pork, shrimp, and cabbage. They are medium-sized dumplings, usually eaten in two to three bites served with a soy, garlic, and rice vinegar dipping sauce.

 

 

Where can I find them?

  1. Any Asian market near you will likely carry them
  2. Stores with International sections
  3. Online Oriental markets
  4. Amazon

 

 

 

 

This deliciously flavorful Potsticker Soup is an amazing and hearty soup full of rich ingredients such as Shrimp Potstickers, decadent jumbo pink shrimp, kale, carrots, scallions, and Chinese spices cooked in a delicious shrimp stock.This Potsticker soup is so easy to make and takes about 30-minutes or so since we are using frozen potstickers from the Asian market near my house. If you search Google, you will find an Asian market near you. Also, if in the International section in the store, look for these brands below.

 

 

 

What are some of the better Store Brands for Potstickers?

  • Bibigo Organic Chicken & Vegetable Potstickers
  • Trader Joe’s Chicken Gyoza Potstickers
  • Ajinomoto Chicken Gyoza Dumplings
  • Wei Chuan Vegetable & Chicken Pre-steamed Dumplings
  • Shirakiku Chicken Gyoza Dumplings
  • InnovAsian Cuisine Chicken Potstickers

 

 

 

This deliciously flavorful Potsticker Soup is an amazing and hearty soup full of rich ingredients such as Shrimp Potstickers, decadent jumbo pink shrimp, kale, carrots, scallions, and Chinese spices cooked in a delicious shrimp stock.

 

 

 

 

What do I need to make this recipe?

  • Eight cups shrimp stock
  • One 2-inch piece fresh ginger, grated
  • One tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup Shaoxing rice cooking wine
  • One tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • Two teaspoons dark sesame oil
  • One teaspoon sugar
  • Kosher salt
  • 2/3 cup match stick carrots
  • Twenty Four frozen potstickers, shrimp
  • Four cups chopped kale
  • One pound of jumbo shrimp, legs removed
  • Three scallions white and green parts), thinly sliced
  • Asian chili paste (optional)

 

 

 

 

This deliciously flavorful Potsticker Soup is an amazing and hearty soup full of rich ingredients such as Shrimp Potstickers, decadent jumbo pink shrimp, kale, carrots, scallions, and Chinese spices cooked in a delicious shrimp stock.

 

 

 

Frequently asked questions about ingredients

  1. Can the shrimp and shrimp stock be substituted with something else? Sure feel free to use pork or even chicken in place of the shrimp. Low sodium chicken broth and vegetable broth can be used in place of the shrimp stock.
  2. How can I make this vegetarian? Substitute the vegetarian potstickers for the other potstickers and low sodium vegetable broth for the broth.
  3. I don’t like kale what can I substitute for the kale?  You can use fresh organic baby spinach to sub for the kale.
  4. Can I use frozen organic kale instead of fresh? Yes, you sure can if you are unable to use fresh.
  5. Can I use shrimp that has been peeled and frozen for the recipe? If you do, please buy wild-caught shrimp, and that has only been frozen one time.
  6. Do I need to fry the potstickers before adding them to the soup? Absolutely not just add them cook 3-4 minutes before the soup is done.
  7. Can I substitute ground ginger or ginger paste for the fresh ginger if I am out of it? I do not recommend doing so; the taste will be off.
  8. I cannot find Shaoxing wine anywhere what can I use in place of it? Dry pale cooking sherry can be used to substitute for the Shaoxing wine.
  9. Where can I buy sesame oil? You can easily find it in the international section of your local market.
 

 

 

 

This deliciously flavorful Potsticker Soup is an amazing and hearty soup full of rich ingredients such as Shrimp Potstickers, decadent jumbo pink shrimp, kale, carrots, scallions, and Chinese spices cooked in a delicious shrimp stock.

 

 

 

How do I make Homemade Shrimp stock?

 

Ingredients needed

  • Two-quarts of water
  • One pound or 4 cups of shrimp shells and heads
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped yellow onions
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped carrots
  • Four smashed garlic cloves
  • Two bay leaves
  • One teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • One teaspoons salt

 

Instructions

  1. Place the shrimp shells and heads in a large metal colander and rinse them thoroughly under cold running tap water for a few moments.
  2. Place all the ingredients in a heavy 6-quart stockpot, add 2 quarts water and bring the water to a full rolling boil over high heat, skim the top to remove any foam that rises to the surface.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, for 35 minutes, skimming the foam off occasionally.
  4. Remove the shrimp stock from the heat source and strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a heat-safe clean container; let the shrimp stock cool completely.
  5. Refrigerate the stock for up to 2-3 days in a well-sealed container or freeze in airtight containers for up to 2-3 months.

 

 

 

 

Don’t feel like making Homemade Shrimp Stock?

Brands of Shrimp or seafood stock

  • Cook’s Delight Shrimp Soup Base, Instant Shrimp Stock, Gluten Free, Zero Trans Fat
  • More Than Gourmet Glace de Fruits de Mer Gold, Vegan, Gluten-free, Fat-Free
  • Imagine Natural Creations, Seafood Stock
  • Seafood Stock by The Spice House
  • Youki Shrimp Soup Stock
  • Bar Harbor Seafood Stock
  • Custom Culinary Gold Label Seafood Base
  • Swanson Cooking Stock, Seafood 
 

 

 

How do you clean fresh Kale?

Easy Instructions to Clean Fresh Kale

    1. Fill a clean sink or very large deep bowl with cold tap water
    2. Submerge the leaves of kale in water, swishing them around gently in the cold tap water to remove any dirt pr grit.
    3. Let the fresh kale to soak for a few minutes and swish again
    4. Let the tap water out of the sink and rinse kale under clean water again.
    5. Repeat steps 1-4 again if needed.
    6. Chop kale into 1-2 inch wide strips on a cutting board with a sharp kitchen knife
    7. Discard the very bottom of the fresh kale stems, but do not remove the ribs of the fresh kale, they are yummy and crunchy tasting too.
    8. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 from 19 votes
This deliciously flavorful Potsticker Soup is an amazing and hearty soup full of rich ingredients such as Shrimp Potstickers, decadent jumbo pink shrimp, kale, carrots, scallions, and Chinese spices cooked in a delicious shrimp stock.
Shrimp Potsticker Soup
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

This deliciously flavorful 30-minute Potsticker Soup is an amazing and hearty Asian-style soup full of rich ingredients such as Shrimp Potstickers, decadent jumbo pink shrimp, organic kale, carrots, scallions, and Chinese spices

Course: Soup
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Potsticker Soup, Shrimp Potsticker Soup
Servings: 4 People
Author: hmccallum
Ingredients
  • 8 cups shrimp stock may sub with vegetable or chicken
  • 1-2- inch piece fresh ginger grated
  • 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • ¼ cup Shaoxing rice cooking wine may sub pale dry cooking sherry
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil dark preferred
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Kosher salt to own taste
  • cup matchstick carrots
  • 24 frozen potstickers your brand
  • 4 cups chopped organic kale or organic frozen
  • 1 pound wild-caught jumbo shrimp
  • 3 scallions thinly sliced tops and bottom
  • Asian chili paste optional
Instructions
  1. Put the shrimp stock, grated ginger, dark soy, Shaoxing wine, vinegar, dark sesame oil, sugar, and kosher salt in a soup pot and bring to a boil over high heat. Adjust the heat so the broth simmers and cooks to lightly flavor with ginger, about 10-minutes. 

  2. Add the carrots, and simmer until tender and cooked through, about 5 minutes. Just before serving, add the Kale, cook until slightly softened, then add the jumbo shrimp, and the dumplings, cook for about 4 minutes, stir in the scallions and cook until the greens wilt, about 1-2 minute. Divide among the bowls and serve.

  3. Serve with chili sauce on the side if desired. 

 

 

 

 

This deliciously flavorful 30-minute Potsticker Soup is an amazing and hearty Asian-style soup full of rich ingredients such as Shrimp Potstickers, decadent jumbo pink shrimp, organic kale, carrots, scallions, and Chinese spices cooked in a delicious homemade shrimp stock.

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