When I’m sick, I’m a baby. I don’t have an appetite so I don’t feel like cooking. The Grillmaster, great guy that he is, usually feeds me.
Recently, however, both the Grillmaster and I caught a lingering respiratory crud that wouldn’t go away. Neither of us felt like cooking and we certainly weren’t up for making ourselves presentable enough to eat in a restaurant. We finally made a deal: he agreed to venture out and pick up some frozen potstickers and I agreed to make us soup.
One thing to note about the Grillmaster is that he never does anything halfway. I expected him to run into the store, grab a bag of potstickers and run out. When he got home, he had about 8 bags! There were chicken potstickers and vegetable potstickers and pork potstickers. There were at least three different brands. I laughed at the time, but boy did those bags come in handy. Once we ate this soup, we had it every day for at least a week.
So, when you’re sick and don’t feel like cooking, make this soup. It’s easy, warm and nourishing.
5 frozen potstickers (any type – chicken, pork, vegetable)
2 teaspoons low-sodium tamari or soy sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
ground white pepper
1 scallion, thinly sliced
1 cup low-sodium chicken or vegetable stock
Cook potstickers according to package directions. (I prefer to boil them.) Drain.
While potstickers are cooking, mix tamari/soy sauce, sesame oil, pepper and scallions in a shallow bowl. Heat stock in a saucepan or in the microwave.
Place potstickers in tamari/soy sauce mixture and combine well. You want the sauce to coat the potstickers. Add stock, stir and serve immediately.
Makes 1 serving
Per serving: 215 calories, 7g fat (1g sat), 18mg cholesterol, 1,045mg sodium, 25g carb, 1g fiber, 3g sugar, 12g protein
Nutritional Analysis: This soup is high in Sodium due to the frozen potstickers, the tamari/soy sauce and the stock. Buy the lowest sodium potstickers you can find or, if you’re really ambitious, make your own so you can control the amount of salt. Be aware that even low-sodium versions of soy sauce and stock can be high in Sodium.