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    Sui Mai (Steamed Dumplings)

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    35 mins

    30 mins

    5 mins

    riffraff's Note:

    I like to steam these before a party and then I reheat them in a skillet with a little water and a lid to serve. I like the bottoms a little brown. These freeze beautifully. The number of dumplings you get will depend on how big you make them. I try to have extra wrappers around just in case.

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    1. 1
      Chop the shrimp very fine using a knife or the food processor. Just be careful not to grind too too fine.
    2. 2
      Mix together the pork, shrimp, scallions, cilantro, fish sauce, salt, cornstarch, egg,sesame oil, water chestnuts. and ginger (I use my hands).
    3. 3
      Form the mixture into 1-2 inch balls and place on wax papper, parchment or a platter.
    4. 4
      Put one ball in the middle of a wonton wrapper and gather the wrapper around the ball leaving the top open.
    5. 5
      Kind of give it a "waist".
    6. 6
      Steam in a bamboo steamer for about 5 to 6 minutes.
    7. 7
      May be frozen after steamed and cooled.
    8. 8
      To reheat I put them in a large skillet with some water or resteam.
    9. 9
      Some people boil these but I have never had much luck with that.
    10. 10
      I serve with several dipping sauces of varying heat.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 08, 2010


      I love steamed dumplings, and while making these, the meat mixture smelled fantastic. Flavor wise, they were delicious. However, for me, I just can't handle that much salt. A tablespoon of salt combined with the fish sauce definitely was waaaay too much, and I couldn't stand eating more than two before the salt took me out of the running. I will definitely be making these again, because again, the flavors were fantastic. I just will cut back on the salt next time.

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    • on March 11, 2006


      Riff, these were my first foray into the world of steamed dumplings, and I will return! These were fabulous--so fresh-tasting with the cilantro and not overcooked at all! I used all tofu instead of pork/shrimp, since I don't eat pork, and they were just excellent. I did add just a bit of extra seasoning (more salt and sesame oil especially) since the tofu tastes a little bland on its own. Tasty litty balls of yumminess--LOL. Thanks for recommending this to me!

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    Nutritional Facts for Sui Mai (Steamed Dumplings)

    Serving Size: 1 (1428 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 103.6
    Calories from Fat 53
    Total Fat 5.9 g
    Saturated Fat 1.9 g
    Cholesterol 35.6 mg
    Sodium 351.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 5.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.3 g
    Sugars 0.2 g
    Protein 6.4 g

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