Shu Mai (燒賣) | Morsels of Life

Shu Mai (燒賣)

Shumai - ground pork and shrimp mixed with carrots, onions, and shiitake mushrooms served as an open dumpling.

Morsels of Life - Shu Mai (燒賣) - Shumai - ground pork and shrimp mixed with carrots, onions, and shiitake mushrooms served as an open dumpling.

Shumai. It's one of those things I've had on my "to make" list basically forever. You know? The recipes you really want to make, but for one reason or another, never really get around to making. Maybe the recipe calls for an odd ingredient, or maybe it's too time consuming, or it's just too complex. Who knows why, but it just never gets done. Well, the time for Shu Mai has arrived! I noticed I'd accumulated all the materials as I reorganized the freezer - shrimp, wonton skins, and pork. Plus, I had a bit of extra time on Saturday, the same day we try to eat some seafood. Since the stars aligned, I decided I'd finally make Shumai!

Shu Mai (燒賣) is an "open dumpling" filled with ground pork and shrimp mixed with various minced flavorings - mushrooms, gingers, carrots, and/or water chestnuts, among others. I went simple and just used shiitake mushrooms, onion, and carrots. Just mix up your filling and then put about a heaping tablespoon onto the center of a wonton skin. I'd recommend using the circular wrappers. I only had square wrappers, so I used those instead. From there, just steam and eat! We ate these Shumai with a simple sauce of soy sauce, rice vinegar, and ginger.

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Shumai - ground pork and shrimp mixed with carrots, onions, and shiitake mushrooms served as an open dumpling.

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Yield: 6 servings

Materials:

Mass Weight Volume Number Material Notes
2 carrots, diced
4 shiitake mushrooms, diced
1 onion, diced
1 pound ground pork
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1/2 pound shrimp, chopped into a paste
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
2 tablespoons white or cooking wine
wonton skins


Methods:

Morsels of Life - Shu Mai (燒賣) Step 1 - Gather all materials. 1. Gather all materials.
Morsels of Life - Shu Mai (燒賣) Step 2 - Combine all materials except wonton skins, and mix together. 2. Combine all materials except wonton skins, and mix together.
Morsels of Life - Shu Mai (燒賣) Step 3 - (This step can be switched with Step 4.) Scoop out approximately 3/4 tablespoons per Shu Mai for standard size. I made "monster sized" ones at a heaping tablespoon each. 3. (This step can be switched with Step 4.) Scoop out approximately 3/4 tablespoons per Shu Mai for standard size. I made "monster sized" ones at a heaping tablespoon each.
Morsels of Life - Shu Mai (燒賣) Step 4 - Place one wonton skin in your hand, and hold it like a cup. 4. Place one wonton skin in your hand, and hold it like a cup.
Morsels of Life - Shu Mai (燒賣) Step 5 - Place filling in skin, pressing down slightly. 5. Place filling in skin, pressing down slightly.
Morsels of Life - Shu Mai (燒賣) Step 6 - Cover the bottom of your steamer with cheesecloth. Napa leaves, bamboo leaves, or other similar materials will also work. 6. Cover the bottom of your steamer with cheesecloth. Napa leaves, bamboo leaves, or other similar materials will also work.
Morsels of Life - Shu Mai (燒賣) Step 7 - Place filled Shu Mai into the steamer. 7. Place filled Shu Mai into the steamer.
Morsels of Life - Shu Mai (燒賣) Step 8 - Make sure the steamer is properly sealed and you have enough water in your pot. 8. Make sure the steamer is properly sealed and you have enough water in your pot.

Shared with: Delicious Dishes, Wonderful Wednesday, What's Cookin' Wednesday, Creative Ways, Throwback Thursday, Foodie FriDIY, Foodie Friends, Pinworthy Projects, What's for Dinner Sunday, Happiness is Homemade, Sustainable Sunday, Nifty Thrifty Sunday, Over the Moon, Motivation Monday, Melt in Your Mouth Monday, What'd You Do This Weekend?, Turn It Up Tuesday

8 comments:

  1. This looks like something I can make! Thank you so much for linking at #WonderfulWednesday! I look forward to seeing what you share every week. Please come back for #ThursdayFavoriteThings or the #RecipeShareParty and get YUMMED. Don't forget to comment your link #'s so I can be sure to visit and you get a chance to be featured! Pinned and shared.

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  2. OMG - looks so good and sounds so easy!! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up

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    1. It's not too hard at all! Just takes a bit of time to make. :)

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    2. I have a weakness for dumplings and these look so good. Thank you for sharing them with us!

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    3. These are definitely one of our favorite! Our other favorite is xiao long bao. Scrumptious! :)

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  3. That looks like a really neat recipe! Thanks for linking up at #SustainableSundays!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! Hope you enjoy. :)

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