Chef Way: Chef Martin Yan makes his delicate dumpling wrappers with cornstarch, wheat starch, water and shortening.
Easy Way: Wonton wrappers, usually sold in the freezer section of the supermarket, make quick work of dumplings.
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10 ounces shelled, deveined medium shrimp, cut into 1/3-inch dice
2 ounces ground pork ( 1/4 cup)
1/4 cup finely diced bamboo shoots
2 teaspoons canola oil
1 1/2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
1 teaspoon salt
Pinch of freshly ground white pepper
One 12-ounce package wonton wrappers
Cornstarch, for dusting
Soy sauce and Chinese chile sauce, for serving
How to Make It
In a medium bowl, mix the diced shrimp with the pork, bamboo shoots, canola oil, sesame oil, salt and white pepper.
Work with a few wonton wrappers at a time: Brush the edges of each wrapper with water. Spoon a scant tablespoon of the filling into the center of each wrapper and fold the dough over to form triangles. Press the edges to seal. Place the dumplings on a cornstarch-dusted baking sheet. Keep the finished dumplings covered with a lightly dampened towel while you work.
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the dumplings and boil until tender and cooked through, about 5 minutes. Drain the dumplings well and serve with soy sauce and chile sauce.
The uncooked dumplings can be frozen on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet in a single layer, then transferred to an airtight container and frozen for up to 1 month.
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