Shrimp Dumplings~

{perfect blend of soft and crunchy}


 As a child, my mother’s idea of Asian Cuisine was a can or two of La Choy heated in the microwave and served atop TV trays .   Luckily, after high school, I got the nerve to try real Chinese food and then Japanese shortly thereafter. And as of today, I simply love cooking with garlic, ginger and anything soy.  This recipe in Jessica Seinfeld‘s newest book(seen here) is so simple, I think my mom may have even given it a try. 

{I pureed the cauliflower at the same time, as all other ingredients}

Servings: Serves 10
Shrimp Dumplings Recipe
  • 1 can (8 ounces) drained sliced water chestnuts
  • 3 scallions , white parts only, chopped in thirds
  • 1 clove garlic , cut in half
  • 1/2-inch piece ginger , cut in thirds
  • 1/2 pound medium raw shrimp , tails and shells removed
  • 1/2 cup cauliflower puree
  • 1 Tbsp. reduced-fat, low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 package (12 ounces) wonton wrappers
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • Nonstick cooking spray
Preheat the oven to 350. Place the water chestnuts, scallions, garlic and ginger in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until the chestnuts and scallions are finely chopped. Add the shrimp, cauliflower puree, soy sauce and sesame oil. Pulse 4 or 5 times until the mixture is wet but still chunky.  

On a flat surface, set out 6 of the wonton wrappers. Dot the centers of each wrapper with a heaping tablespoon of the filling. Drizzle olive oil onto 2 large baking sheets.

Put some water in a small bowl. Using your fingertips, wet the edges of the wrapper with the water and fold the ends together diagonally. Press to seal. Place on the oiled baking sheet and repeat with the remaining wrappers until you have used all the filling.

Spray a light coating of cooking spray over the dumplings. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, turning once, until the wontons are crisp and the filling is cooked through.

Nutritional Information
Per serving (5 dumplings): 157 calories, 24g of carbohydrates, 9g of protein, 3.5g of total fat, 0.5g of saturated fat, 290mg of sodium, 1g of fiber

{drop by teaspoonfulls in won ton wrappers}


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