Shrimp Gyoza Miso Soup is a perfectly filling meal for those chilly days when you want an effortless dinner that feels homemade. It consists of steamed pastries filled with finely chopped shrimp, vegetables and spices in a savory miso broth with a sweet hint of ginger.
As an avid Trader Joe’s shopper, I decided to use some of my favorite staples to make delicious dinners that only taste like they took a lot of effort. Check out my Thai Yellow Curry Meatballs and Butter & Sage Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Tomato Soup if you want more TJ-inspired dishes.
For this recipe, I utilized Trader Joes’s Thai Shrimp Gyoza, Miso Ginger Broth and some scallions for taste, texture and presentation. At the end of a long day, it’s hard to find the motivation to cook but this quick and easy soup eases that, “Whats for dinner?” panic. Grab a spoon and let’s get to slurpin’!
What’s the difference between Gyoza and Dumplings?
Gyozas and dumplings have their own distinct flavors, texture and preparation. Dumplings originated in China and are most commonly steamed, pan fried, deep fried, or boiled. Whereas gyoza is a thinner dumpling wrapper with finely chopped stuffing. I’d say that gyozas are more akin to potstickers although the latter tend to be larger.
I enjoy Trader Joe’s Shrimp Gyozas. Have a taste for Thai? Satiate your cravings with these savory morsels. They’re a delicious blend of shrimp, white cabbage, chives, onion, ginger and garlic wrapped in a fine noodle wrapper.
Once they are steamed, gyozas are crisp with a juicy filling. Still, you’ll definitely want to spruce it up to enhance the flavors. The taste of gyozas aren’t overwhelming so they are a great add on to any meal. They make for a good appetizer with a tangy dip or a filling addition to a stir fry. In this case, gyozas are an excellent protein in a yummy both!
What is Miso?
Miso is a fermented paste of soybeans, sea salt and rice koji. Miso is popular in Japanese cuisine, and commonly used in marinades and soups. It’s also rich in essential minerals and a good source of vitamin B. As is the case with most fermented foods, miso is rich in probiotic bacteria. Because of this, miso is good for your gut health, aids in digestion and enhances the immune system.
Miso Ginger Soup
It’s cold outside and we’re all craving comfort food. If you’ve been loading up on cheese and carbs this winter, a flavorful broth like Trader Joe’s Miso Ginger Soup may be the reset you need. The soup is a balanced mix of miso, ginger, carrot, celery, onion and soy.
Shrimp Gyoza Miso Soup
Steamed shrimp gyoza adds a gratifying depth to the miso soup. Both elements are subtle in flavor but together, they make for a tasty meal.
First you steam the gyoza, then chop the scallions. Finally, heat up your broth and combine everything in a medium bowl for individual servings.
Shrimp Gyoza Miso Soup is best served immediately. If you do end up letting the soup sit for a while, just stir well before indulging.