Shrimp shumai is a popular and delicious dim sum recipe that is easy to make at home. It's also a perfect recipe make head of time and freeze in batches! Shrimp shumai (also pronounced siu mai or shao mai) are a popular Cantonese steamed dumpling often served at Chinese, dim-sum restaurants.
One of my favorite things to grab for lunch is dim-sum, specifically shrimp shumai! I love watching the giant pillows of steam released into the air, each time a lid is removed from one of the containers on the crowded dim-sum carts. I think dim-sum is one of those things that a lot of people find intimidating to make at home, but really it’s easy, especially if you start with the basics! Today we have a super simple, yet super flavorful shrimp shumai recipe for you all today. It only takes about 30 minutes to put together and up to 10 minutes to cook.
- 1 garlic clove, chopped
- ½ inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
- ½ inch piece lemongrass, chopped
- ½ pound shrimp, peeled, cleaned and deveined
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- ½ teaspoon rice wine vinegar
- ½ teaspoon sesame oil
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon white pepper
- 24 square wonton wrappers