make the gyoza wrappers dough
First, make the gyoza wrappers dough. In a bowl, stir to combine all-purpose flour, cornstarch (or wheat starch), and lukewarm water. Knead into an elastic dough using your hands or a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook. Knead for about 5 minutes. Transfer the dough into a freezer bag and place in the fridge for 30 minutes or overnight.TipFeel free to use store-bought gyoza wrappers.
make the filling
In a bowl, stir to combine ground turkey meat, chopped scallion, diced garlic, grated lemon zest, grated fresh ginger, and soy sauce. Season with salt and pepper, then add the grated cabbage and canola or sesame seed oil.
make the gyoza dumplings
Divide the dough into 24 equal parts. Shape each piece of dough into a ball, then lightly dust your working surface with flour and roll the dough into a round shape. Add about a teaspoon of the prepared turkey filling in the center of the dough. Fold one part of the dough over the filling and tightly seal together to get a dumpling. Place a large non-stick or cast-iron skillet with the oil over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, add the dumplings. Pan-fry them for 2 - 3 minutes, or until they are beautifully golden-brown. Add 85 ml (1/3 cup) water, cover with a lid and continue to cook for another 8 minutes, or until all of the water evaporates.
Serve these delicious Gyoza dumplings with ground turkey as an appetizer for four people, or as a main dish for two people. Serve with your favorite sweet chili sauce or light soy sauce. Optionally sprinkle with chopped scallion and serve.