Har gow (Shrimp dumplings)

Har Gow (Crystal Shrimp Dumplings)

Course: Dim Sum
Cuisine: Chinese
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 20 dumplings
Author: Marvellina
Har Gow (Crystal Shrimp Dumplings) is a popular Chinese dim sum dish made of shrimp wrapped in almost translucent wraps and steamed to perfection. So much joy popping these little morsels of goodness into your mouth!
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Ingredients

  • 150 gr wheat starch 1 1/2 cups
  • 30 gr tapioca starch 1/4 cup
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 240 ml boiling water 1 cup

Filling:

  • 280 gr large shrimp about 10 oz, shelled, deveined and cut into large chunks
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp corn starch

Instructions

Prepare the filling:

  • Cut each shrimp into 3-4 large chunks and then mix with the rest of the filling ingredients. Cover and keep in the fridge while you are making the dough

Prepare the dough:

  • Mix the wheat starch, tapioca starch, and salt into the mixing bowl. Stir to mix. Add cooking oil and pour the boiling water into the bowl and stir with a chopstick, then when it's cool enough to handle, use your hand to knead into a dough. The dough should be smooth and not sticky
  • Cover and let the dough rest for 30 minutes
  • Divide the dough into 15 equal pieces

Shaping:

  • Flatten each dough and roll into about 4-inch circle. Place about 3-4 shrimp pieces in the middle of the flatten dough and start pleating from one end while pinching to seal. Or you can just wrap into half circle without pleating too
  • Place them on a greased steamer and steam for 5 - 7 minutes or until the skin is transparent and the filling is firm and pinkish in color. Brush each dumpling with some oil and serve