Shrimp Dumplings with Sweet-and-Sour Dipping Sauce
If you have a standard bamboo steamer, you'll need to cook the dumplings in two batches; with a two-tiered bamboo steamer, though, you can steam all of them at once. If you don't have a bamboo steamer, you can use a wok, vegetable steamer, and pie plate (see page 254 for instructions). Each dumpling cooks atop a carrot slice; the carrots prevent the dumplings from sticking to the steamer, and they serve as edible "trays." If the dumplings are touching in the basket, they may stick together once cooked.