Naked Shrimp and Chive Dumplings

These simple dumplings are just the filling, no wrapper. Serve with soy sauce, ponzu (Japanese citrus sauce), or other dipping sauce. Prep and Cook Time: 30 minutes.

Yield: Makes 24 dumplings
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 20
  • Calories from fat: 15%
  • Protein: 3.9g
  • Fat: 0.3g
  • Saturated fat: 0.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 0.2g
  • Fiber: 0.0g
  • Sodium: 28mg
  • Cholesterol: 29mg

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound peeled deveined shrimp, divided
  • 1 bunch chives, minced (about 1/3 cup)

Preparation

  1. In a food processor, whirl 1/4 lb. shrimp until not quite a smooth paste. Add remaining 1/4 lb. shrimp and pulse to chop coarsely. Pulse in chives. Divide mixture into 24 pieces. Roll each piece into a ball and place in parchment-lined steamers (see “How to Steam Dim Sum,� below). Steam dumplings until cooked through, about 10 minutes. Serve immediately.
  2. How to Steam Dim Sum: Measure your steamer basket and choose a pot with a diameter at least 2 in. wider. To keep dumplings from sticking, cut a circle of parchment paper 1 in. smaller in diameter than the basket (so steam can flow up around the edges) and fit it in. Pour enough water into pot to come 1 in. up side and bring to a boil over high heat. Fill basket with dim sum first, then set it in the pot. Cover and cook, adding hot water as needed.
  3. Note: Nutritional analysis is per dumpling.
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