Steamed Pork and Shrimp Dumplings Recipe
- 1 pound boneless pork loin chops, cut up
- 1/2 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 10 whole water chestnuts
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 green onion, chopped
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon sherry or chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 1 package (12 ounces) wonton wrappers
- 12 romaine leaves
- DIPPING SAUCE:
- 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 1-1/2 teaspoons finely chopped green onion
- 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1. Place the first 10 ingredients in a food processor; cover and process until finely chopped.
- 2. Place 2 teaspoons pork mixture in the center of a wonton wrapper. (Keep remaining wrappers covered with a damp paper towel until ready to use.) Moisten edges with water. Bring corners of wonton wrapper over filling and twist to form a bundle; pinch edges to seal. Repeat.
- 3. Line a steamer basket with three lettuce leaves. Arrange a fourth of the dumplings 1 in. apart over lettuce; place in a large saucepan over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 10-12 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160°. Discard lettuce. Repeat.
- 4. Combine the sauce ingredients; serve with hot dumplings. Yield: 52 dumplings.
1 dumpling with about 1/4 teaspoon sauce equals 40 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 103 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.
Light-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.