Pork & Shrimp Shumai Recipe

Shrimp shumai is a popular và delicious dim sum recipe that is easy lớn make at home. It's also a perfect recipe make head of time & freeze in batches!

One of my favorite things khổng lồ grab for lunch is dim-sum, specifically shrimp shumai! I love watching the giant pillows of steam released into the air, each time a lid is removed from one of the containers on the crowded dim-sum carts. I think dim-sum is one of those things that a lot of people find intimidating to make at home, but really it’s easy, especially if you start with the basics! Today we have a super simple, yet super flavorful shrimp shumai recipe for you all today. It only takes about 30 minutes to put together and up to lớn 10 minutes lớn cook.

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What are Shrimp Shumai?

Shrimp shumai (also pronounced siu mai or shao mai) are a popular Cantonese steamed dumpling often served at Chinese, dim-sum restaurants.

How lớn make Shrimp Shumai

In a food processor pulse together garlic, ginger & lemongrass.Add half of the shrimp & the remaining filling ingredients and pulse together until a paste forms. – This will help to lớn keep the shumai together.Add remaining chopped shrimp to the paste mixture and fold together. This will give the shumai filling some nice texture.Fill a steamer with water và top basket with a single layer of lettuce leaves.Arrange shumai onto lettuce leaves, about an inch apart.Cover, place over heat and steam for 8 to lớn 10minutes.Remove from heat & serve with a simple dipping sauce.

How vì you khung Shumai?

Have ready a stack of your wonton wrappers, your shrimp mixture, a spoon, a towel in case you need lớn wipe your fingers off, and a small bowl of water.

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With your non-dominate hand, size a circle with your fingers. Place the wonton wrapper over the hole you have made with you hand.Gently press the wonton wrapper into your hand khổng lồ create a cavity for the shrimp mixture lớn sit in.The cavity should be deep enough khổng lồ hold about half a tablespoon of the shrimp mixture inside. The edges of the wonton wrapper that lay on top of your hand will be folded down later. Be sure khổng lồ not make your cavity too deep, that will just leave your edges messy.Using a spoon, place the shrimp mixture in the cavity. We lượt thích to use a gently scraping method when we vì chưng this. You can use the spoon lớn gently pack the mixture down và create a clean top. Gently wet your fingers in your bowl of water. Stick the edges of the wonton wrapper that are resting on vị trí cao nhất of your hand down to lớn the sides on the shrimp shumai. You may need to re-dip your fingers. The water works as an adhesive between the layers of wonton. Place a scallion slice on the vị trí cao nhất of each shrimp shumai.


When you are steaming shrimp shumai, you always line the basket with lettuce leaves (or steamer linrs) to lớn prevent the shu mai from sticking to lớn the basket. You also want lớn ensure that the shumai are not touching each other because they will stick together. I love my Jia Ceramic Steamer. It’s thoughtfully designed & so beautiful. For this entire recipe, you will have to lớn cook them in batches. They are best served right away, but if you prefer to serve them all at once you can place them onto a plate and cover khổng lồ keep the steam in until you are ready to lớn serve. I love using a bowl upside down on a plate to lớn cover them.

Freeze Ahead

To make ahead và freeze, fill and form shrimp shumai as directed. Place uncooked shrimp shumai onto a parchment lined baking sheet, about một nửa inch apart và place in freezer until fully frozen. Once fully frozen, transfer shumai lớn a resealable bag and store in freezer for up khổng lồ 3 months.

How bởi vì you cook Frozen Shrimp Shumai?

When ready to lớn use, steam frozen (do not thaw) as directed, but showroom an additional 8 lớn 10 minutes lớn the cook time.

What can you eat with Shrimp Shumai?

While these little bites are delicious on their own, you can also serve them with other dim sum dishes lượt thích our pork potstickers, which are just as delicious và also freeze really well. You can also serve these alongside our garlic noodles & our Lightly Roasted green beans for a complete meal!

I love making a double batch of this recipe and freezing most of them so that I can easily pop them out of the freezer & have a little snack whenever I get a craving! Enjoy! xx, Jenny