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Steamed Shrimp Dumplings with Dipping Sauce


Friday night, a group of us went out since Scott T was in town from Germany. I decided to have a pregame here with some food of course :) This was my first attempt at steamed shrimp dumplings/potstickers...but they turned out well! Dumplings:

1/2 pound shrimp (peeled and deveined works best) 1/2 cup drained canned water chestnuts 2 scallions 1 large egg white 1 tablespoon grated peeled fresh gingerroot 3 tablespoons soy sauce 14 won ton wrappers, thawed if frozen (I found them in the produce section, refrigerated) 1/2 teaspoon sugar


In a food processor purée 3 shrimp. Rinse and drain water chestnuts. Finely chop water chestnuts and remaining shrimp. Finely chop scallion greens, reserving white parts for another use. Lightly beat egg white and put 1 tablespoon in a bowl. Stir in puréed and chopped shrimp, water chestnuts, about two thirds each of scallion greens and ginger root, and 1 tablespoon soy sauce. Put 7 wonton wrappers on a dry surface, keeping remaining wrappers in package, and lightly brush edges with water. Mound about 1 tablespoon filling in center of each wrapper. Fold each wrapper over filling to form a triangle. Press down around filling to force out excess air and seal edges well. Make additional dumplings with remaining wrappers and filling in same manner. I used a bamboo steamer, which I just placed over a pot of boiling water. It took about 5 minutes for each batch of dumplings. Serve with dipping sauce (recipe below). Dipping Sauce: In a small bowl stir together sugar and remaining scallion greens, gingerroot, and soy sauce to make dipping sauce.

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