Shrimp and Pork Dumplings

Tender ground pork and chopped shrimp and wonton wrappers make up this easy and authentic Chinese-inspired dumpling recipe.

 Day 3 of 6 days of Asian inspired takeout favorites

I was casually scrolling on Tiktok when I was stopped dead in my tracks by @cookwithdanaa shrimp and pork dumplings. She said that these are the dumplings they make in her dad’s Chinese restaurant and that’s all I needed to hear. Since I knew I wanted to do 6 days of Asian takeout favorites, I had to include steamed dumplings.

When we get Chinese takeout, we usually order a side of dumplings. I have never met a dumpling that I didn’t like and I had no idea it was actually this easy to replicate them. I have to be honest when I say this was BETTER than takeout. The meat was so tender and juicy and the dumpling literally melted in my mouth. I just couldn’t believe I made these.

Ingredients you’ll need for shrimp and pork steamed dumplings:

Ground pork

Chopped shrimp

Green onion

Soy sauce

Olive Oil

Egg

Garlic powder

Chicken bouillon

Paprika

Salt

Pepper

Water

Wonton wrappers

For Dipping sauce

Garlic

Ginger

Soy sauce

Fish sauce

Brown Sugar

Salt + Pepper

Red pepper flakes

Hot oil

Water

How to make pork and shrimp dumplings:

  1. First, in a bowl, add ground pork, chopped shrimp, scallion, seasoning, egg, oil and splash of water.
  2. Mix well with a spoon for about 5 minutes until a sticky, pasty mixture is formed.
  3. Cut wonton wrappers into 4 even squares and add about a tbsp of meat mixture to the center of the wrapper.
  4. Use your fingertip to add water to the sides of the wonton wrapper and then fold the wrapper into a triangle (covering the meat) and then bring the sides together to make the dumpling shape.
  5. Bring water to a boil and cook dumplings for 10 minutes. Dumplings are done when they start floating to the top of the water and tighten up in appearance.
  6. Remove dumplings from water and set aside.

How to make the sauce for dumplings:

  1. In a sauce bowl, add chopped garlic and ginger, soy sauce, fish sauce, brown sugar, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, hot oil and water. Mix well to combine.
  2. Assemble dumplings in a shallow bowl, garnish with parsley and pour as much of the sauce over the dumplings as you like. Serve hot and enjoy.

Tools you need:

Stockpot

Mixing Bowl

Serving bowl

Common questions

Can I use ground chicken?

Yes, you can use ground chicken or any other ground meat or even go vegetarian for the dumpling filling. There are tons of variations you can try but pork and shrimp is the most traditional and common combination for takeout.

Can I steam the dumplings instead of boiling them?

Yes, you can use a steam basket or trivet for a shallow pan and steam the dumplings as well.

Can I fry the dumplings?

Yes, you can pan fry the bottom of the dumplings then add water, cover and steam until the dumplings are cooked all the way through.

More recipes to try:

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If you make this pork and shrimp dumpling recipe, be sure to tag me at @asiliglamcooks on Instagram so that I can re-post it.

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Shrimp and Pork Dumplings

Tender ground pork and chopped shrimp and wonton wrappers make up this easy and authentic Chinese-inspired dumpling recipe.  
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author natasha

Ingredients

  • 20-25 small Wonton wrappers
  • 1/2 lb Ground pork
  • 6 large shrimp, chopped
  • 1 Large egg
  • 1 tbsp Soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup Green onion, sliced
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Chicken bouillon
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Water for closing the dumplings. Have a small bowl to dip your fingers in.

For Dipping Sauce

  • 1 tbsp Garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp Ginger, minced
  • 3 tbsp Soy sauce
  • 1 tsp Fish sauce
  • 1 tsp Brown Sugar
  • pinch Red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp Hot oil
  • 1 tbsp Hot Water
  • Salt + Pepper to taste
  • fresh parsley for garnish

Instructions

  • First, in a bowl,add ground pork, chopped shrimp, green onion, seasoning, egg, oil and splash of water.
  • Mix well with a spoon for about 5 minutes until a sticky, pasty mixture is formed
  • Cut wonton wrappers into 4 even squares if they are large and add about a tbsp of meat mixture to the center of the wrapper
  • Use your finger tip to add water to the sides of the wonton wrapper and then fold the wrapper into a triangle (covering the meat) and then bring the sides together to make the dumpling shape
  • Bring a large stockpot of water to a boil and cook dumplings for 10 minutes. Dumplings are done when they start floating to the top of the water and tighten up in appearance.
  • Remove dumplings from water and set aside and make dumpling sauce

For dumpling sauce

  • In a sauce bowl, add minced garlic and ginger, soy sauce, fish sauce, brown sugar, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, hot oil and water. Mix well to combine.

To aseemble dumplings

  • Assemble dumplings in a shallow bowl, garnish with parsley and pour as much of the sauce over the dumplings as you like. Serve hot and enjoy.

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2 Comments

  1. Emma
    August 22, 2021 / 10:49 pm

    5 stars
    These were delicious!! I fried and steamed them. The filling and the sauce were so so so yummy!

    • natasha
      Author
      August 22, 2021 / 11:54 pm

      I’m so happy to hear it, Emma!