Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Steamed Pork and Shrimp Dumplings

Hun...What's for Dinner is going Asian! Both Hubby and I love Asian food, but we seldom cook it at home. When I received the latest issue of Taste of Home, and saw these dumplings, I asked Hubby if he'd like to make them with me. People are often surprised when they see us in the kitchen together. They figure, since he's a Chef, Hubby and I wouldn't work well together. Maybe it's because we have worked in the same restaurant, or because we love each other so well; we just seem to mesh in the kitchen. We both play up to our strengths and can turn out wonderful meals.


As was the case with the dumplings. I'm sure they aren't authentic Asian dumplings, but we enjoyed them. I do have to say that by themselves they were just OK, but with the dipping sauce; they were great! I think what I enjoyed the most was the fact that you could taste the shrimp, but it wasn't the dominant flavor. I would have added more ginger and green onion to the filling though. And I just recently realized that we had used egg roll wrappers, rather than wonton wrappers. I was wondering to myself (as we were making them) how they got 50 dumplings; when all we managed was 17, LOL. Now I know.

Steamed Pork and Shrimp Dumplings
Adapted from Taste of Home
printable version

1 pound boneless pork loin chops, cut up
1/2 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
10 whole water chestnuts
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 green onion, chopped
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger root
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon sherry or chicken broth
1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 package (12 ounces) wonton wrappers
12 romaine leaves

1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
1-1/2 teaspoons finely chopped green onion
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil

Place the first 10 ingredients in a food processor; cover and process
until finely chopped.

Place 2 teaspoons pork mixture in the center of a wonton wrapper.(Keep remaining wrappers covered with a damp paper towel until readyto use.) Moisten edges with water. Bring corners of wonton wrapper over filling and twist to form a bundle; pinch edges to seal.Repeat.

Line a steamer basket with three lettuce leaves. Arrange a fourth of the dumplings 1 in. apart over lettuce; place in a large saucepan over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 10-12minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160°. Discard lettuce. Repeat. Combine the sauce ingredients; serve with hot dumplings.
Yield: 52


This post linked to

Delicious Dishes

Hearth and Soul

Made from Scratch Tuesday

Tasty Tuesday

Delectable Tuesday

Tuesdays at the Table

Tuesday Night Supper Club

Tempt my Tummy Tuesday

What's Cooking Wednesday


MM said...

When I saw your picture on the review thread on CFYF, I meant to comment...
Love the little ties on your dumplings. Too cute!

Brenda said...

I think I've only made Asian food a few times and it was long before I started blogging. I found it a lot of work. You did a great job though Cindy, I just love your dumplings and that last photo is gorgeous!! Hope you're enjoying this sunny (but cold) day!

Anshu said...

The dumplings look so cute!!!

J L Health 918-836-0565 said...

It's been way too long since I had some Asian food at home! Looks great!

Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing at the hearth and soul hop.

Cindy said...

Thanks everyone!

Surprisingly they weren't that difficult or time consuming. The food processor did all the work, LOL.

Butterpoweredbike said...

Tied up with chives? How adorable. This is one of my all-time favorite dishes, and I especially love the way those dumplings smell when they are cooking. Thanks for linking up with the Hearth and Soul hop.

Cindy said...

Yes chives, LOL. I forgot to add in that you should soak the chives in warm water for about 15 minutes, to make them pliable, so you can tie them around the dumplings.

Christy said...

i love the idea of a jumbo dumpling--i might just use egg roll wrappers myself next time :) thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club.

Lisa said...

Wow, your dumplings turned out awesome. Great job.

Candace said...

These look amazing! I need to get a steamer! Great job!

Jen said...

this looks delicious! thanks for linking up with Made From Scratch Tuesday!
http://www.messhalltobistro.blogspot.com/search/label/Made From Scratch Tuesday