【Steamed Shrimp Dumplings-Har Gow】

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【Steamed Shrimp Dumplings – Har Gow】

by MaomaoMom

Steamed shrimp dumpling is one of most popular dim sum dishes at Chinese restaurants. They look adorable and taste wonderful. If you gather all the ingredients, you can make them at home.

虾饺F1 【Steamed Shrimp Dumplings Har Gow】
Meal type: Appetizer, Dim Sum
Prepare time: 45 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Stand time: 20 minutes
Level: Medium
Serves: 5 servings

Shrimp filling:
1) 300g frozen white shrimp, 30g finely minced pork fat (optional);
2) 1 tbsp freshly chopped green onion, 1.5 tsp minced ginger, mix both with 1 tbsp water for 20 minutes then discard green onion and ginger;
3) 1/2 tsp salt, 1/8 tsp ground white pepper, 1 tsp corn starch, 1/6 tsp chicken broth mix, 1 tsp garlic oil or sesame oil;
4) 2/3 cup wheat starch (89g), 3 tbsp tapioca starch (31g), 155 g boiling hot water;
5) 2 tsp vegetable oil or lard;
6) 2 tsp garlic oil.

1: Thaw the frozen shrimp then peel and devein the shrimp. Rinse under cold running water. Press down to crush shrimp with a cleaver and cut into 3 small pieces (Picture 1). Combine the chopped shrimp, minced pork fat, liquid extract from green onion and ginger of Ingredient 2) and all ingredients of Ingredient 3) in a bowl (Picture 2). Stir with a pair of chopsticks in one direction for 2 minutes until the mixture becomes sticky (Picture 3). Set it aside.

虾饺1 【Steamed Shrimp Dumplings Har Gow】
Wrapper dough:
2: Measure out 2/3 cup wheat starch and 1.5 tbsp tapioca starch in a medium bowl. Stir in 155 g boiling hot water (Picture 4) until it is well combined. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it stand for 5 minutes. Add the remaining 1.5 tbsp tapioca starch (Picture 5) and knead to combine. Finally add 2 tsp lard (Picture 6) and knead until the dough is smooth (Picture 7).

3: Rub small amount of oil on the dough and divide into 3 equal portions. Cover the rest with a damp cloth while working on one portion. On an oiled working surface, shape the dough into a log about 1 inch in diameter. Cut into 5 equal portions (Picture 8). Roll each one into a ball in your palms (Picture 9). Press down with a cleaver or pastry scraper (Picture 10) into an 11-cm disc (Picture 11). If it is too hard to flatten, roll it out with a rolling pin.

 【Steamed Shrimp Dumplings Har Gow】
Shrimp dumplings:
4: Place 2 tsps filling in the center of the wrapper. Starting from the right side, fold slightly the back to form 11-12 pleats (Picture 12). Press the front against the back to seal. Repeat with the remaining dough and filling. Refer to this video for how to fold the shrimp dumpling:

5: Place dumplings on parchment paper squares on a steamer rack and brush the dumplings with garlic oil. Fill the steamer with 3 cups of cold water. Bring water to a boil over high heat. Place the steamer rack in the steamer and steam for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and place steamed shrimp dumplings on a serving plate. Yummy!

虾饺F2 【Steamed Shrimp Dumplings Har Gow】
1. Make sure to use the boiling hot water to make the dough. If in doubt, heat the warm water in a microwave oven to make sure the temperature of water reach the boiling point.
2. Cover the unused dough with a damp cloth to avoid cracking.
3. To make the garlic oil, mix 1 tbsp freshly minced garlic with 1.5 tbsp corn oil. Microwave for 30 seconds. Stir and microwave for another 30 seconds.

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32 Responses to 【Steamed Shrimp Dumplings-Har Gow】

  1. Sonia Liu says:


  2. teresa says:

    毛毛妈, 你的菜谱太棒了. 用别人的方子总是做不好. 用你的方子从来就没失败过. 现在做点心蛋糕我再也不看别人的方子了. 都是你做啥我做啥 哈哈. 真心感谢你. 为我家的餐桌添了那么多美味佳肴. 祝你母亲节快乐!!!

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  6. Fanny says:

    Hi Maomaomum,

    你好!Is it OK to make the 虾饺 in the evening and steam them the next day morning?

    Thank you!

  7. weijia says:

    BTW, 手保养的真好。

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  12. Karen says:

    毛毛媽請問wheat starch加拿大哪裏可以買到?超市裡找了半天也找不到誒。謝謝!

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