Prawn, Pork & Water Chestnut Dumplings

This dumpling recipe was handed down to me from my mum. It’s been in my family for 4 generations.

Whenever we had any kind of family get together, we would all gather around the table to make these dumplings. I can still remember the smell of these as tray after tray of these little parcels of joy filled the house.

Prawn, Pork & Water Chestnut Dumplings
  1. 125gm Prawn (whole green)
  2. 125gm Pork mince
  3. 2tsp Dried shrimp* (soaked in boiling water 20min)(optional fish sauce)
  4. 2.5cm Pickled turnip* (rinsed in hot water) (optional)
  5. ½ cup Chive
  6. 2 stalk Spring onion- (use all parts)
  7. ½ cup Water chestnut
  8. 2tsp Ginger - finely minced
  9. 2Tab Water
  10. ½ Tab Shaoshing rice wine*
  11. * available at Asian Grocery Store
  1. Soak the dried shrimp (hot water 10 min)
  2. Take ½ the prawn mix and ½ the pork mince put in the food processor. Give a few short pulses in the food processer ensuring you don’t over mix it. Remove to large mixing bowl. Cut the other prawns into about 8 pieces each and add to this mix.
  3. Finely chop all other ingredients including dried shrimp (can use food processor)
  4. Combine pork, prawn & all other ingredients in mixing bowl and stir until well combined
  5. Season & put in fridge for 20min to rest
  6. Follow instruction for wrapping as per demo
  7. Steam 8 min
  8. Serve with dipping sauce
  1. Recipe is for filling only.
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