Chinese

Savory Pork and Shrimp Taro Dumplings Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 pound ground pork
- 1/2 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1/2 cup chopped taro
- 1/4 cup chopped scallions
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
- 1 package dumpling wrappers (about 50 pieces)
- Water for boiling

Special equipment needed:
- Large mixing bowl
- Cutting board
- Knife
- Dumpling press (optional)
- Large pot for boiling dumplings

Step-by-step instructions:

1. In a large mixing bowl, combine ground pork, chopped shrimp, chopped taro, chopped scallions, soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil, sugar, salt, and white pepper. Mix well until all ingredients are evenly distributed.

2. Take a dumpling wrapper and place a tablespoon of filling in the center. Use your finger to wet the edges of the wrapper with water.

3. Fold the wrapper in half and press the edges together to seal. You can use a dumpling press to make the process faster and easier.

4. Repeat until all the filling is used up.

5. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the dumplings and stir gently to prevent them from sticking to the bottom of the pot.

6. Cook the dumplings for about 5-7 minutes or until they float to the surface.

7. Remove the dumplings with a slotted spoon and serve hot.


- Time:
Preparation time: 30 minutes
- Cooking time: 5-7 minutes
Temperature:
- Boiling water
Serving size:
- Makes about 50 dumplings

Nutritional information:
- Calories: 50 per dumpling
- Total fat: 2g
- Cholesterol: 15mg
- Sodium: 120mg
- Total carbohydrates: 5g
- Protein: 3g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Ground chicken or turkey can be used instead of pork.
- Chopped water chestnuts or bamboo shoots can be used instead of taro.
- Chopped cilantro can be used instead of scallions.

Variations:
- Add chopped mushrooms or cabbage to the filling for extra flavor and texture.
- Make a dipping sauce with soy sauce, rice vinegar, and chili oil.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure the filling is well-mixed to ensure even flavor in each dumpling.
- Don't overfill the dumplings or they may burst during cooking.
- Freeze any leftover dumplings for later use.

Storage instructions:
- Store leftover dumplings in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating instructions:
- To reheat, steam the dumplings for 5-7 minutes or until heated through.

Presentation ideas:
- Arrange the dumplings on a platter and garnish with chopped scallions or cilantro.

Garnishes:
- Chopped scallions or cilantro

Pairings:
- Serve with a side of steamed vegetables or rice.

Suggested side dishes:
- Steamed broccoli or bok choy
- Fried rice

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the dumplings stick to the pot during cooking, gently loosen them with a slotted spoon.

Food safety advice:
- Make sure the pork and shrimp are cooked to an internal temperature of 165°F to ensure they are safe to eat.

Food history:
- Dumplings are a popular food in many cultures, including Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.

Flavor profiles:
- Savory, umami, slightly sweet

Serving suggestions:
- Serve as an appetizer or main dish.

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Region: Chinese

Taste: Savory, Porky, Shrimp, Taro, Umami, Dumpling, Shrimp-Y, Taro-Y, Dumpling-Y