Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Chinese Shrimp Dumplings

Prep time : 25 minutes        Cooking time 7 minutes      Makes  32 dumplings

Chinese dumplings or "Peking ravioli" are paper-thin squares  of dough  wrapped around spicy  filling . Steamed and dipped in sauce , they're fat free  and guaranteed to please .

6                dried Chinese  black mushrooms  or dried European mushrooms
8                ounces  shrimp , shelled , deveined  and minced
2                scallions  with tops  , thinly sliced
1                garlic clove , minced
1                tablespoon minced ginger 
1/2             teaspoon salt
1/4             cup finely  chopped  , canned  water  chestnuts
3                tablespoons  soy sauce
1                tablespoon dry sherry
1                teaspoon dark Oriental  sesame oil  (optional)
2                teaspoons cornstarch
32              wonton skins
4                teaspoons molasses
2                teaspoons  dark brown sugar
1                tablespoon lime  juice

1.        In a small bowl , cover mushrooms  with boiling water  and let stand  until soft  --- about 20 minutes . Drain , stem , and finely  chopped the mushrooms  and transfer to  a medium-size  bowl .
2 .        Mix in shrimp  , scallions , garlic , ginger , salt , water chestnuts  , 1 tablespoon  soy sauce  , sherry , sesame oil (optional)  and cornstarch .
3 .         Spoon a teaspoon  of the mixture  onto each  wonton skin . Fold and pleat .
4 .         Working in batches  if necessary  , arrange  the dumplings  on a lightly  oiled  steamer rack  and lower into a pan  of simmering water  , making sure  bottom rack  does not touch the water . Cover and steam  just until  filling is  firm  and shrimp are cooked through --- 5 to 8 minutes .
5 .         In a small bowl . whisk  together  the remaining  2 tablespoons  soy sauce  , molasses , brown sugar  and lime juice  and serve ad dipping sauce for the dumplings .


  1. Hi Nee!!!

    Your dumpling are just gorgeous!!! I keep meaning to buy wontons at the store but when I go shopping with Marion, she distracts me, lol...She's quite a handful in the grocery store! I will put them on my list, again and hopefully I will remember to buy them because as you know, there is no way I will be making my own!

    Thank you so much for sharing, Nee. I'm sure your Shrimp Dumplings were a hit at your house!!!

    1. Hi Louise , I love to use wontons , they makes a good toasted snack . The first time I made these dumplings was about three years ago and they tasted good , but was so ragged I said the effort was not worth it , I fed them to my family and they thought they was delicious and my baby asked for more (almost 3 at the time) now I do them often , thanks for stopping by and give Marion some (((HUGS))) :).

  2. Dear Nee, These sound delicious and look wonderful. . Blessings and keep warm! Catherine xo

    1. Hi Catherine , thanks so much , Blessing to you and please keep warm , thanks for stopping by :)

  3. Dear Nee,

    Another incredible dish from your recipe file! Love these little dumplings..They look so yummy. What an easy and delicious dish. Love the combination of the ingredients, shrimp and the mushrooms...Delish!! Thanks for sharing this....

    Blessings, Dottie :)

    1. Hi Dottie , The ingredients are very tasty and go well together , I like this dish because you can have your choice of ingredients , and yes it is very easy . Stay tuned I have a vast collection and I do so love to cook . Thanks for stopping by :)

  4. wow, the dumplings are so beautifully pleated! i suck at pleating these! I love eating these dumplings!

  5. Hi Lena , my first 2/3 times was a total disaster , my older sister told me to use a wooden spoon handle and I practice over the years and yes they are delicious , thanks for stopping by :)

  6. The filling sounds so yummy! And the dumplings are so perfectly shaped!

    1. Hi Medeja , I use different fillings sometime , but the dumplings comes from lots of practice and the handle of a wooden spoon , thanks for stopping by :)


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