Shrimp Dumplings (Shumai)

Maybe someone can help me out, but I think the proper term for the following recipe would be a shrimp shumai? It's a steamed dough with a shrimp, cabbage + green onion filling inside. I would call it a dumping, but then I used egg roll wrappers... so whatever it's called, it was good and super easy to make.

Egg roll wrappers stuffed with shrimp ,cabbage + green onion, sauteed in sesame oil and plated in a special sauce


Shrimp Dumpings (Shumai)


Protein: shrimp

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes to sautee shrimp mixture, 20 minutes to steam


INGREDIENTS (8):

egg roll wrappers (12)

shrimp (2 c.)

cabbage or cole slaw mix (1 c.)

green onions (2 stalks)

sesame oil (2 tbsp.)

soy sauce (1 tbsp.)


For the dipping sauce:

soy sauce (1/4 c.)

rice wine vinegar (1/4 c.)

white sugar (1/8 c.)

green onion (1 stalk)

INSTRUCTIONS:


-Add sesame oil and soy sauce to the bottom of a frying pan.


-Chop shrimp, cabbage, and green onion into small pieces and add to the frying pan and cook on medium heat.


-Set up steamer and turn on water so that it's just below a boil and steam is being produced.

*I didn't have a proper steamer, so I set up a large pot with two small strainer baskets inside. One was placed in upside down and I filled the water just beneath the height of the first strainer to start.


-While the water is heating up, divide the shrimp mixture among the egg roll wrappers.


-I found the wrappers sealed best and were more pliable (less likely to rip) if I brushed a layer of water on the surface first.


-Fold the wrappers in any style you wish.

*I pinched the edges together with the shrimp forming a little sac. I've seen others fold them in half like a taco and pinch the edges closed so they were more of a moon shape, or fold all 4 corners in so it forms a square - up to you!

-Arrange dumplings on the second steamer tray (greased previously) and place inside steamer to cook.


***While dumplings are steaming, you can make the dipping sauce.***


-Add soy sauce, rice wine vinegar + white sugar to a small saucepan. Cook until sugar is dissolved, then add chopped green onion.


-Dumplings should cook (steam) in about 20 minutes. You can tell once the dough turns more translucent and shiny.


-Plate dumplings on top of the sauce or serve on the side for dipping!

-Dig in!