Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen
Shrimp and Pork Shu Mai Dumplings
Total:
2 hr
Active:
2 hr
Yield:
60 dumplings
Level:
Intermediate
Total:
2 hr
Active:
2 hr
Yield:
60 dumplings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

Pork and Shrimp Filling:
  • 2 pounds large peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 3 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons peeled and grated fresh ginger
  • 5 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 4 egg whites
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • One 4-ounce can water chestnuts, minced
Wrappers:
  • One 10-ounce package round wonton wrappers
  • Napa cabbage leaves, for lining the steamer
  • Canola oil
  • Sesame-Soy Dipping Sauce, for serving, recipe follows
Sesame-Soy Dipping Sauce
  • Sesame-Soy Dipping Sauce: 
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup seasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
  • 1 tablespoon peeled and grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 green onions, minced

Directions

Wrappers:

For the filling: In the bowl of a food processor, add the shrimp, ground pork, sesame oil, soy sauce, cornstarch, ginger, garlic, green onions, egg whites, lemon juice and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Pulse the ingredients until smooth, 3 to 5 times. It should be somewhat chunky, not totally pureed. Put the filling into a bowl and fold in the water chestnuts.

 

To determine if the filling is seasoned well, make a small patty, about 2 tablespoons. Place a small saute pan over medium-high heat and add 1 tablespoon canola oil. Once heated, add the tester patty and cook on both sides until browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the pan and place onto a paper-towel-lined plate and taste. Adjust seasoning to the remaining filling if needed.

 

Prepare the dumplings according to desired assembly. Serve with Sesame-Soy Dipping Sauce.

 

1) Shu mai (steamed):

Line each tray of your bamboo steamer with cabbage leaves and cover with the lid. Bring 1 to 2 inches of water to a boil in a large, wide pan. Set the bamboo steamer over the pot. Continue to add water as needed.

Place a wonton wrapper on a clean surface and add about 2 teaspoons of the filling in the center of the wrapper. Brush the edges of the wrapper with water. Fold and pleat as you gather the wrapping around the filling, leaving the top of the filling uncovered. Gently tap the shu mai on your work surface, flattening the bottom and allowing it to stand upright and make a basket shape.

 

Put the shu mai in the cabbage-lined steamers and cover with the lid. Steam the dumplings until cooked through, 5 to 10 minutes.

 

2) Gyoza (pan-fried):

Place a wonton wrapper on a clean surface and add about 2 teaspoons of the filling in the center of the wrapper. Brush the edges of the wrapper with water. Take one edge of the wonton wrapper and fold it to the other side, creating a half moon shape. Then starting at one end of your half moon, make gentle folds, pleating and pressing the top side of the wrapper onto the bottom side as you work around the half moon.

 

Have about 1/2 cup water, a large skillet and a lid for the skillet handy. Heat the skillet with 1 to 2 tablespoons of canola oil over high heat. Once the skillet is hot, place the number of dumplings you want to cook smooth-side down in the skillet. Allow them to sear until the bottoms turn golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the water, immediately cover with the lid and let the dumplings steam for another 3 to 4 minutes.

 

3) Wontons (steamed):

Line each tray of your bamboo steamer with cabbage leaves and cover with the lid. Bring 1 to 2 inches of water to a boil in a large, wide pan. Set the bamboo steamer over the pot. Continue to add water as needed.

 

Place a wonton wrapper on a clean surface and add about 2 teaspoons of the filling in the center of the wrapper. Brush the edges of the wrapper with water. Take one edge of the wonton wrapper and fold it to the other side, creating a half moon shape. Then take the 2 ends of the half moon and fold them into each other, pressing the ends together to secure the shape, creating the wonton.

 

Put the wontons in the cabbage-lined steamers and cover with the lid. Steam the dumplings until cooked through, 5 to 10 minutes.

Sesame-Soy Dipping Sauce

Whisk together the soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, ginger, oil, honey and green onions, and set aside until ready to serve.

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