I was craving some shumai so I decided to put together a quick batch and show you just how simple it is to make these scrumptious dumplings. This is just like how we made it for over 40 years at my family’s restaurant in Nashville, perfected by my Yai. In the video I make it with shrimp, but you can easily follow the same recipe substituting any meat you want. Usually you see shumai in Chinese restaurants with a mixture of shrimp and ground pork, but you could even use ground turkey or go vegetarian and use ground Beyond meat. Have some shumai, you guys!
In a bowl, mix all the ingredients until fully incorporated.
Spoon about 2 Tbsp of the paste onto the center of each wonton wrapper, then gently fold into a dumpling shape.
In a steaming basket over simmering water, steam the shumai in batches for about 10 minutes until shrimp is fully cooked through. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.