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Steamed Sew Mai Dumplings
Prep Time
40 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
50 mins
Like the restaurant quality steamed dumplings you get when dining out? These steamed sew mai dumplings are a great copycat version of what you find in restaurants, only healthier and better tasting. Using fresh ingredients, they are just the answer to have as an appetizer for when you have a few people over.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Thai
Keyword: sew mai dumplings, steamed dumplings
Servings: 12
Calories: 128 kcal
Author: Michele Hall
  • 8 oz. Fresh Mushrooms diced (any kind you like!)
  • 3/4 lb Ground Pork
  • 1/2 lb Fresh Shrimp raw, cleaned, deveined and diced into small bits
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbs sesame oil
  • 1 tbs peanut oil
  • 1 tbs soy sauce
  • 1 tbs oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 package won ton wrappers or sew mai dumpling wrappers
  • 1-2 eggs for egg wash
  • flour for dusting or parchment paper
  1. In a small bowl mix all ingredients except the dumpling skins and let rest for 4 hours up to overnight.
  2. To make dumplings, set up a station in this order: dumpling wrappers, egg wash with brush, pork filling with teaspoon, baking sheet dusted with flour or lined with parchment paper.
  3. Place wrapper in palm of your hand, brush edges with egg wash, then place one teaspoon of filling in the center.
  4. Cup your hand gradually wrapping wrapper along all sides of filling.
  5. Place dumpling on baking sheet, with your hand smush the top down.
  6. Repeat until completed. (see picture below)
  7. You should get 40-50 dumplings with this recipe.
  8. Using a steamer place the dumplings with some 1/2" in between.
  9. Steam for 6-8 minutes until cooked through.
  10. Repeat process until all steamed.
  11. Best served hot with Soy Sriracha dipping sauce
  12. **** Step by Step picture of dumpling assembly****
Recipe Notes

These dumplings may be made early in the day then cooked when you're ready. Or you can steam them right away and then just warm them up either in a steamer or the microwave.
Can be frozen after cooking in an airtight container. Allow to thaw then rewarm in a steamer or microwave.

*** Dumpling recipe adapted from Jet Tila recipe.  Dipping sauce is my creation ;)