This post was sponsored by Ling Ling, all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
I’m happy to be partnering with Ling-Ling Asian Food to celebrate the Chinese New Year with this simple Potsticker Stir Fry recipe.
Can you believe we are one month into the American new year? I love new years and have my traditions to make sure I start my year off right. Right around February the Chinese New Year begins. My husband does a lot of work overseas so we are very familiar with Chinese New Year. I have started to adopt some of the Chinese New Year traditions that we’ve picked up from business colleagues and peers.
If you are not familiar with Chinese New Year here are some of the traditions surrounding this special time of the year.
- Refrain from using foul language or bad words on New Year’s Day or they will follow you throughout the year
- Do not wash your hair because you will wash away your good luck for the year
- Greeting friends with oranges or tangerines during the New Year will ensure that your friendships remain intact
- No sweeping on New Year’s Day as you’ll sweep all your good luck out the door
- Stepping into new shoes on New Year’s morning to start your year off on the right foot
- Distribution of Red Envelopes (signifying Joy and Luck) filled with money to start the year with prosperity
Food plays an important part in the Chinese New Year, too. For good luck people eat long noodles meant to symbolize a wish for longevity. People also eat dumplings during the Chinese New Year to attract wealth. One interesting thing about serving dumplings is to serve them in a line, never in a circle, because circles of dumplings are will make your year go around in circles.
Potsticker Stir Fry
To begin, I took the Ling Ling Potstickers out of their packaging and pan-fried them in a lightly oiled pan.
While the potstickers were browning I prepared an assortment of vegetables to stir fry including broccoli, onions, red pepper, edamame, orange pepper and snap peas.
Once the potstickers were browned I removed them from the pan and placed them on a paper towel-lined plate.
I combined the stir fry vegetables with soy sauce, garlic and coconut aminos (optional) to add some flavor to the stir fry before adding the browned potstickers.
To serve I plated the Potsticker Stir Fry and topped it with sesame seeds and the dipping sauce on the side.
Ling Ling Asian Entrées made it super east for me to celebrate Chinese New Year! Every bite of Ling Ling foods transports you directly to Asia. Ling Ling traveled the continent to collect recipes from China, Japan, Korea, and Thailand, so can you experience the best of each region and bring the flavors of Asia right into your home.
- 2 tbsp. canola oil
- 1 package of Ling Ling potstickers (flavor of your choice)
- 2 tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce
- 1 tsp coconut aminos
- 1 clove garlic, very finely chopped
- 1 tbsp. finely grated fresh ginger
- Assorted stir fry vegetables
- 2 scallions, thinly sliced
- sesame seeds
- dipping sauce
- Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the potstickers and cook until lightly browned on all sides, 4 to 6 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-line plate.
- Add the remaining tablespoon oil and garlic and ginger and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Next, add the stir fry vegetables, soy sauce and coconut aminos and toss to combine. Cover and cook, shaking the pan occasionally, for 2 minutes. Uncover and continue cooking until the vegetables are tender. Return the potstickers to the pan and toss with the vegetables. For taste, add salt if needed. Top with chopped scallions and sesame seeds. Serve with dipping sauce.
About Ling Ling
Ling Ling Potstickers is a brand we know and love. They are made with delectable chicken or pork and tender vegetables expertly combined in a mouth-watering dumpling wrapper. They taste like authentic potstickers from your favorite Chinese restaurant and are easy to prepare and ready in minutes. Each package also comes with Ling Ling signature dipping sauce.