Steamed Shrimp Dumplings

Total Time:
1 hr 40 min
Prep:
1 hr 35 min
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
36 servings
Level:
Easy

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Ingredients
  • 1 large egg white
  • 3/4 pound large shrimp, peeled, deveined and finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped peeled jicama or water chestnuts
  • 2 scallions, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Chinese rice wine or dry sherry
  • 3/4 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • Pinch of ground white pepper
  • 36 round dumpling wrappers, thawed if frozen
Directions

Lightly beat the egg white in a large bowl. Add the shrimp, jicama, scallions, cornstarch, rice wine, sesame oil, 3/4 teaspoon salt, the sugar and pepper. Stir well until the mixture starts to thicken, about 1 minute; cover and refrigerate until very cold, about 1 hour.

Set 1 dumpling wrapper on a clean surface (keep the rest covered with a damp paper towel so they don't dry out). Stir the shrimp mixture, then scoop 1 heaping teaspoonful onto the center of the wrapper. Dab a finger in a cup of cold water and moisten the edges of the wrapper. Fold in half and press the edges together to seal; transfer to a baking sheet. Cover with a damp paper towel while you form the remaining dumplings.

Fill a large nonstick skillet with 1/4 inch of water and bring to a boil. Working in batches, add the dumplings and arrange in a single layer, cover and let steam until cooked through, about 5 minutes. (If the water evaporates before the dumplings are fully cooked, add 2 more tablespoons to the skillet.) Carefully transfer the dumplings to a serving plate.

Ponzu Dipping Sauce

Combine 3 tablespoons ponzu sauce, 1 teaspoon soy sauce, 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil and 1 chopped scallion in a small bowl.

Photograph by Kang Kim

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