Shrimp, Scallop and Pork Shumai

Total Time:
10 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
about 40 shumai
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • Filling:
  • 1/2 pound medium shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • 1/2 pound bay scallops
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallots
  • 2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 egg white, whipped
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 (10-ounce) package round wonton wrappers (about 40 to 50 wrappers per package)
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • Canola oil, for brushing the steamer
  • Savoy cabbage, for lining the steamer, optional
  • Minced green onions, for garnish
  • Serving suggestion: soy sauce or dipping sauces of your choice
Directions

To make the filling: Combine the shrimp, scallops, pork, ginger, cilantro, shallots, vinegar, sesame oil and egg whites in a food processor. Season with salt and pepper, add the corn starch and lemon juice and pulse to combine-- I like my fillings to have a little texture. (Alternatively chop the shrimp and scallops finely then add the pork, ginger, cilantro and vinegar and chop together. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and rapidly mix in the vinegar, sesame oil, egg whites, seasoning, corn starch and lemon juice.)

To make the shumai: Hold a wonton wrapper in your hand. Spoon 1 tablespoon of the filling into the center of the wrapper (rinse the spoon in cold water so the filling doesn't stick). Gather the edges of the wrapper up around the filling and squeeze the sides together with your fingers forming a little pleated cup. (The sides will naturally pleat, leaving the filling slightly exposed.) Tap the dumpling on the table so the bottom is flat and it stands upright then set aside on a baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining wrappers and filling. Top each shumai with a pea. (You can freeze any leftover filling.)

Lightly oil the bottom of a bamboo steamer then line it with the cabbage leaves. Stand the dumplings in the steamer in a single layer taking care that they don't touch one another. (A 10-inch steamer will accommodate 12 shumai). Bring about 2 inches of water to a boil in a wok. Set the bamboo steamer in the wok, cover it with the bamboo lid and steam until the shumai feel firm, 10 to 12 minutes. Serve the shumai immediately garnished with green onions and accompanied by soy sauce or dipping sauces of your choice.

SERVINGS: 40 (PER PIECE); Calories: 63; Total Fat 2 grams; Saturated Fat: 1 grams; Protein: 4 grams; Total carbohydrates: 7 grams; Sugar: 0 grams Fiber: 0 grams; Cholesterol: 15 milligrams; Sodium: 84 milligrams


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    This recipe is wonderful! I did add a few things to the recipe, only because I've seen more authentic recipes and they included them. I added about a teaspoon of soy sauce and a 1/2 teaspoon of fish sauce. I've made this recipe twice now and the first time I added 3-4 mushrooms diced up and the second time I added 2 shiitake mushrooms (this one was better!). I do like the addition of mushrooms in the mix. The other thing is that I really like my shumai with texture instead of a creamy paste so I finely diced all of the ingredients and just mixed them together instead of pulsing them in a food processor. All in all a wonderful treat! Both times the shumai were gobbled up before I knew it.
    These are easy to make and taste great. A big hit as an appetizer. Will make again. Love Tyler's recipes!!
    Been making this for five years. It's exactly like the one my friend from Japan made. Yum! for the person who commented on the misspelling, Shumai is the Japanese name for it.
     
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    With a bit of practice it both looks and tastes amazing (I agree on the water chestnuts.)
     

     
    My boss really wants to try them, but doesn't eat beef or pork.. any ideas on a substitution (altered cooktime?)?
    I made these for my foodie friends who gobbled them down! It takes a bit of practice to make the little "purses" (obviously I need more) but the taste is spot on. Tyler's recipes are consistently favorites when I cook for my discerning friends.
     
    Definitely use a spicy, gingery dipping sauce with green onions or chive floating in it.
    I wasn't sure what he meant by "whipped" egg whites, so I just used a fork and beat them for a minute before adding them in. I froze the siu mai before cooking so they ended up needing 20 minutes instead of 12. Next time I might rough chop the scallops and shrimp and add water chestnuts to beef up the texture and add some more cilantro.
    It looks like if you were not combining all the ingredients in a food processor that is how you would mix it.
    I haven't yet made this as I am rather confused about the recipe. It calls for (amongst other ingredients) whipped egg whites, vinegar and sesame oil and then instructs one to add them during the food processing stage at the beginning of the recipe. Then towards the end of the recipe it says to rapidly mix in the vinegar, sesame oil and egg whites etc. Could someone please clarify this and also the amounts to be added each time? Many thanks.
    looks yummy, but its spelled "siew mai" not shumai.
    "Wow, you did these this afternoon?" was the comment I got when I unveiled the dish of appetizers. The most time consuming part of the recipe was the spooning of the apps - and that wasn't too bad at all. I did buy raw shrimp that wasn't peeled and deveined, so that took me time - but I learned my lesson! The four-stars is because I thought they could use a little more zip. That could probably be solved by serving a more spicy option for dipping sauce than soy sauce. I'll definitely make again!
    These are delicious.
    I'd followed the recipe from the chinese cook book for shumai but it didn't taste like shumai that i ate at the chinese restaurant until i got a receipe from Tyler. Tyler, thanks for the tip on how to fold shumai.
    A great recipe to WOW your friends with a Dim Sum lunch or dinner.
    My husband & I loved this recipe. The taste was unquestionable. I would recommed a bit careful with the steaming process since ours were a bit tender than it suppossed to. I think.
     

     
    Thanks Tyler!
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