Recipe: how to make shu mai 燒賣


Published: May 27, năm 2016 · Modified: Aug 26, 2022 by Pailin Chongchitnant · This post may contain tiếp thị liên kết links

This shumai recipe is one of my most popular videos, with over 1.5 million views on YouTube và raving nhận xét in the comments! It"s a dim sum favourite for many of us. Originally a Chinese dish, these little pork and shrimp dumplings have become a solid part of the bầu food culture & we điện thoại tư vấn them kanom jeeb. Yes, we do địa chỉ cửa hàng our own thai flare, và yes, there are chilies! They"re a lot easier to lớn make than you might think, and they can also be frozen!

If you love dumplings, và want to try a different style, kiểm tra out my pork dumplings (gyoza) recipe with many tricks for the juiciest dumplings!

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Thai-style shumai (kanom jeeb) comes with crispy garlic và a spicy sauce!

What is Shumai or Siu Mai?

Shumai, also called siu mai in Cantonese, are steamed dumplings wrapped in yellow wonton wrappers. The filling for shumai at most Cantonese dim sum restaurants are made from a combination of pork & shrimp, but in Thailand, they also come in all-pork (cheapest) and pork và crab (most expensive) varieties, depending on the place.

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They"re the perfect dumplings for beginners because they"re so easy to wrap. They are cup-shaped, xuất hiện dumplings that don"t require any pleating skills, & are much faster khổng lồ wrap than, say, gyoza. Và no, you don"t need to make the skins.


GarlicWhite peppercornsShrimp. If thawed from frozen, make sure you dry them really well; excess water will make your phối too runny to lớn wrap)Ground pork. Preferably not lean. The fat will keep the dumplings juicy. You can find non-lean ground pork at Asian butchers.Soy sauceFish sauceSugarToasted sesame oilCornstarchEggJicama. This is typically added lớn lighten the filling, sometimes water chestnuts are used instead, but my preference is for jicama.Green onionWonton wrappers, choose ones that are round & thin if you can, but square ones are ok too.

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Diced carrots or tobiko for garnishFried garlic. This is a garnish quality to shumai in Thailand! It can be store bought or homemade.Dipping Sauce

In Cantonese dim sum restaurants, shumai are not typically served with any dipping sauces unless you ask for it. But bầu people loooove dipping sauces for everything, và we also love to balance salty, fatty things with sour and spicy flavours. So we make a simple, spicy, vinegary sauce that really brightens the dumplings and cuts the grease. If you"ve never dipped your shumai in anything, I promise this will pleasantly surprise you!

Soy sauceThai black soy sauce or Chinese dark soy sauceSugarWhite vinegarThai chilies

How khổng lồ Make Shumai

Here"s a bird"s eye view of the process for making shumai, but this is a recipe that I think is better learned by watching the đoạn phim so you see the consistency that the filling needs to lớn have (very important!!), and how lớn wrap the dumplings. I also include lots of tips not mentioned in the blog post!

Put 150 g of shrimp in a food processor and grind just until there are no more big chunks. Dice the rest of the shrimp into chunks.In a mortar and pestle, grind garlic & white peppercorns into a paste.Transfer shrimp into a mixing bowl and add ground pork, garlic mixture, soy sauce, fish sauce, sugar, sesame oil, cornstarch, & egg.Knead everything together with your hands until the mixture is smooth, thick and no longer runny (it should be able khổng lồ hold its shape).
Add diced jicama, green onions, and diced shrimp. Fold everything together just until well combined. You can cook off a little bit of the filling in a skillet or the microwave at this point if you want khổng lồ taste & adjust the seasoning.If your wonton wrappers are square, trim off the corners so they look like chubby octagons.
Garnish the đứng top with 3 small cubes of carrots and push them in slightly to secure them.Line your steamer (this can be a bamboo steamer) with parchment or an oiled banana leaf or napa cabbage leaves, and steam on high for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, make the dipping sauce (see below).When they"re done, brush the tops with garlic oil, sprinkle with crispy garlic (see how to make crispy garlic in the recipe card below).Serve warm with the dipping the sauce!

Making the Dipping Sauce

Simply combine all ingredients and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Taste và adjust seasoning, or showroom more chilies, if desired. The dipping sauce will last indefinitely in the fridge, và is good for most other kinds of dumplings as well, so feel không tính tiền to make a lot!

Storing Leftovers

Storing cooked shumai: Leftover shumai can be refrigerated for a few days and reheated either in the microwave or the steamer (steaming is better). If storing, coat the dumplings well with garlic oil to lớn prevent the wrapper edges from becoming dry. Also store them in an airtight container.

Storing uncooked shumai: If you know that you won"t finish them all, I recommend freezing raw shumai instead of cooking them all off, so that when you eat them, they"re freshly steamed và not reheated. Freeze them on a tray in one layer so they won"t stick together, then once frozen, consolidate them into a freezer bag or container.

Cooking Frozen Shumai:

Bring a steamer khổng lồ a full boil. Meanwhile, line the steamer basket with parchment paper, oiled banana leaves, or oiled napa cabbage leaves. Steam the shumai directly from frozen; they will 13-15 minutes depending on the size. Be sure to lớn cut one xuất hiện to check doneness, or use a thermometer & make sure the middle has reached at least 165°F.

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