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Shrimp Dumpling

 

Shrimp Dumpling or Shrimp Dimsum is made with minced and sautéed shrimps and can be eaten steamed or fried. Of course, the steamed ones are more healthy than the fried ones. The shrimp dumplings can be eaten as an appetizer with any sauce, can be added to a broth, or even added to a thick gravy and eaten as the main course.

 

Origin

 

Shrimp Dumpling is a traditional recipe from China.

 

Ingredients

 

peeled, washed and dried shrimp

green onions

carrots

fresh ginger

sesame oil

oyster sauce

wonton wrappers

 

Preparation

 

The total quantity of shrimp is divided into two parts. One part is minced in the food processor while the other part is diced into small pieces. The carrots, green onions and fresh ginger are finely chopped and mixed with the shrimp. This is seasoned with oyster sauce and sesame oil. The filling is now ready and is put in the centre of each wonton wrapper. The wonton wrappers are sealed securely with the sides moistened with little water. The bottom of the steamer is greased to avoid the dumplings from sticking to the base. Once the water starts boiling, the dumplings are placed inside the steamer, covered and cooked for about 10 minutes. The temperature should be approximately 160 degrees. Once ready the dumplings are firm yet soft and can be served with a sauce of one’s choice.

 

 

Nutritional Value

 

Each serving size of 123 gm contains 137 calories, 10.5 gm protein, 21 gm carbohydrate, 50.3 mg cholesterol and 0.9 gm of total fat.

 

Health Value

 

Shrimp – It is one of the healthy seafoods rich in nutrients and a lean source of protein. It is low in mercury and fat and high in vitamin B12 and iron, and should be ideally eaten with food rich in vitamin C to increase iron absorption from the food.

 

Carrot – It is rich source of vitamin A which is important for healthy vision. It also contains vitamins K, C, B1, B2 and B6, which help in preventing obesity, increasing metabolism, building muscles and regulating blood sugar. It also contains iron, manganese and phosphorus.

 

Oyster Sauce – It is made with an extract of oysters and is low in calories, protein and fat. However it is a rich source of sodium and other nutrients like phosphorus, potassium and vitamins.

 

Sesame Oil – This is a good source of calcium, phosphorus and vitamin E. It also contains linolenic acid and omega 6 fatty acids, all of which help to strengthen cell membranes and protect against certain cancers.