Need a quick meal? Pull some frozen dumplings out of the freezer and make Potsticker Soup.
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.
Asian-inspired soup featuring frozen potstickers is good for what ails you
- 5 frozen potstickers chicken, pork, or vegetable
- 2 teaspoons low-sodium tamari or soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- ground white pepper
- 1 scallion (green and white part) thinly sliced
- 1 cup low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
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 serving bowl. Heat broth 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 broth, stir, and serve immediately.
Nutrition information was calculated using chicken potstickers.