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Spicy Shrimp Dumplings – Recipe!

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Chinese New Year runs from January 22nd until February 5, 2023.  This year is the year of the rabbit, which symbolizes grace, beauty and good luck.  Chinese cuisine is something I don’t consider myself an expert, but I enjoy creating tasty pot stickers, or Spicy Shrimp Dumplings because they have a delicious filling and fun dipping sauce.

I love spicy food, especially with the perfect balance of heat, yet often dumplings tend to be on the mild side.  So I spiced up the shrimp filling with a little chili oil and minced serrano pepper, for a non-traditional mix of flavors.  A good dipping sauce as a tasty side kick is key to any good dumpling recipe.  I combined similar ingredients that I used in the dumpling filling with the addition of a teaspoon of agave nectar for sweetness.  This tangy soy-based sauce adds additional seasoning to the dumplings, and creates a perfect bite.  Let’s all celebrate this new year, and create a batch at home in our own kitchen.

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1/2 pound fresh jumbo shrimp

3 ounce water chestnuts

6 tablespoons soy sauce, divided

2 teaspoons chili oil, divided

2 teaspoons dark sesame oil, divided

1 teaspoon agave nectar or 2 teaspoons granulated sugar

1/2 Serrano chili, minced

1 scallion, sliced

1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped

1/2 lime

18 round dumpling wrappers, refrigerated section of grocery store

vegetable oil

(Makes 18 Dumplings)

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To Prepare:

1.  Remove tails and devein shrimp.  Chop shrimp into 1/4 inch pieces.

2.  In a food processor, add half of shrimp, water chestnuts, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 1 teaspoon chili oil, 1 teaspoon sesame oil, white part of scallion and serrano chili.  Pulse mixture about 12 times, until smooth.  Remove from food processor and place in a bowl.  Add chopped cilantro, juice of 1/2 lime and other half of chopped shrimp.  Stir to combine.

3.  Using your finger, lightly wet edges of dumpling wrapper and dollop a heaping teaspoon of shrimp mixture into center.  Fold in half and press edges together.  Repeat until all wrappers are filled.

4.  In a large sauté pan, add 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil and place over medium high heat.  Add half  dumplings and cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes.  Flip dumplings over and add 1/3 cup of water to pan, cover with lid.  Steam dumplings for 3 minutes.  Remove lid and continue to cook another minute.

5.  Repeat cooking process with remaining dumplings.  To make sauce, add 4 tablespoons of soy sauce, 1 teaspoon of chili oil, 1 teaspoon of sesame oil, 1 teaspoon agave nectar and green part of the scallion to a bowl.  Stir to combine.  Place all dumplings on a serving platter and serve with sauce.  Enjoy!















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