Chinese Shumai Shrimp Dumplings


  • 20-30 round wonton wrappers (available at Asian groceries)
  • 1 lb fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails removed
  • 3 dried Chinese mushrooms, soaked, trimmed and chopped fine
  • 1 tbs fresh ginger, chopped
  • 1 and 1/2 tbs soy sauce
  • 2 tsp rice wine, vinegar
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbs corn starch
  • kosher salt and white pepper to taste

These are flavorful shrimp dumplings that are very popular in Chinese Dim Sum houses.

  • Add the shrimp to food processor and process into a smooth paste.
  • Add the shrimp to a bowl along with the other ingredients and mix well.
  • Place about a tbs of the filling on each wrapper, and gather up the sides for form ripples, leaving the center open.
  • Press the dumplings down on a cutting board to create a flat bottom in order for dumplings to stand up.
  • When the dumplings are filled, add to a bamboo or stainless steel steamer and steam for about 5-6 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Serve with a variety of dipping sauces, ie, Soy and or chili sauce.

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