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Mama's Shumai (Siumai) Dumplings

Mama's Shumai (Siumai) Dumplings

I love shumai dumplings. This is the best recipe for them after all.

Ingredients: 25 shumai dumplings

Ground pork
250 g
Japanese leek
1
Onion
1/2
Sake
2 teaspoons
Oyster sauce
1 tablespoon
Salt and pepper
a small amount
Garlic
1 clove
Ginger
a small amount
Sugar
1 tablespoon
Sesame oil
1 teaspoon
Katakuriko
1 teaspoon
Shumai (siumai) skins
25

Steps

1. Finely chop the onion and leek. Combine with the ground pork and mix well with your hands.
2. Add the rest of the ingredients except for the shumai skins, and knead together well.
3. Put 1 tablespoon of the filling in the middle of each shumai skin, and fold in the 4 corners to wrap it in. Tap the bottom against a flat surface to flatten it to finish.
4. Line the formed shumai dumplings in a steamer. Leave a little space in between them since they will expand a bit.
5. I use a microwave steaming bowl I got at a 100 yen shop, but if you're using a conventional stove top steamer, it takes about 13 minutes to cook over medium heat.
6. Serve with Japanese mustard and soy sauce.

Story Behind this Recipe

My mother has been making these shumai for a long time.