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Steamed Shrimp Dumplings

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Steamed Shrimp Dumplings! The secret behind my success at last nights party was this amazing well flavored Steamed Shrimp Dumplings. There is nothing like this yummy dumpling. You just have to try it!
Ingredients
  Wheat starch 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Lard/Shortening 2 Teaspoon
  Shrimp 2⁄3 Pound
  Salt 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Sesame oil 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cornstarch 1 Tablespoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Egg white 1⁄2
  Pork fat 2 Ounce
  Chopped whole bamboo shoots 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Boiling water 6 Cup (96 tbs)
Directions

Place wheat starch and salt in a large bowl.
Make a well in the center and pour in boiling water, stirring quickly with spoon or chopsticks until dry ingredients stick together.
Cover with a clean cloth towel and let stand 15 minutes.
Add lard or shortening; knead dough 3 to 4 minutes.
Shell and devein shrimp; rinse.
Chop shrimp into 1/2-inch pieces with a cleaver.
Combine marinade ingredients in a medium bowl.
Add shrimp; mix well.
Let stand 20 minutes.
Use a cleaver to chop pork fat.
Add chopped pork fat and bamboo shoots to marinated shrimp; mix well.
Refrigerate until ready to use.
On a floured surface, use your hands to shape dough into a long roll 1 inch in diameter.
Chop into thirty-six 1/2-inch pieces with a cleaver.
Roll each piece into a ball and place on chopping board.
Lightly oil the broad side of cleaver.
Press oiled side of cleaver on each ball to make a thin circle.
Rotate blade to make a 3-inch circle.
Repeat with remaining balls, lightly oiling cleaver before pressing each ball.
If you don't have a cleaver, pat out the dough in the palm of your hand or roll out with a rolling pin.
Place 2 teaspoons shrimp filling in center of a circle, being sure to include at least 1 piece of shrimp.
Fold dough over filling to make a half circle.
Pleat one side and pinch to seal.
Repeat with remaining circles and filling.
Arrange as many dumplings on a damp cloth in a steamer as will fit without touching each other.
Cover steamer.
Pour 4 cups boiling water into a wok or large pot.
Place steamer over boiling water.
Steam 7 minutes over high heat.
Let cool slightly before removing dumplings.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
Chinese
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Steamed
Ingredient: 
Shrimp

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