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Overhead shot of a white plate with 8 pan-fried chinese dumplings
Pan-Fried Dumplings with Shrimp and Pork
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Pan-Fried Dumplings, the best Asian-style dumplings with shrimp and pork. They are a fantastic appetizer for any party, and can be ready in about 15-20 minutes.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: dim sum recipes
Servings: 30 dumplings
Calories: 50 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
For the dumplings
  • 40 wonton wrappers
  • 100 g ground pork
  • 100 g shrimp/prawns
  • 1 spring onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp oyster sauce
  • 1/2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
For the dipping sauce
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
Other ingredients
  • 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil to fry
  • 1/2 cup water to steam
  1. To make the dumplings, mix all the ingredients together.

  2. Get a wrapper, brush its edges with water, then add about a teaspoon of the filling, making sure you don't overfill.

  3. Fold the wrapper in half, then make a pleat in the top part of the wrapper, pinching it against the flat edge of the wrapper at the back.

  4. Make a few more pleats on the right side of the wrapper, then pleat on the other side now.

  5. Repeat with the rest of the wrappers, until the filling is used up.

  6. Heat up the vegetable oil in a large frying pan, add the dumplings, making sure you don't overcrowd the pan.

  7. Fry for 3 to 5 minutes or until the bottom of the dumplings is golden brown and crispy, then add the water, place the lid on, and leave the dumplings to steam for about 5 minutes until the water is evaporated and the dumplings are cooked through.

  8. To make the dipping sauce, mix all the ingredients together, then stir.

  9. Serve the dumplings hot.

Recipe Notes
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Nutrition Facts
Pan-Fried Dumplings with Shrimp and Pork
Amount Per Serving
Calories 50 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 160mg7%
Potassium 22mg1%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 5IU0%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.