Crab & Pork Siomai
- 2 lbs ground pork
- 12 ounces crab meat
- 3 tbsp sesame oil
- 1 large egg
- 1 medium sweet onion, minced
- 1 cup minced carrots
- 1 pack won ton wrapper
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 tsp salt
- Cooking oil spray
- 5 cups water (for steaming)
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the pork and crab meat. Mix well using a spatula or long wooden spoon.
- Add the sesame oil, egg, salt, pepper, onions, and carrots. Continue to mix until all the ingredients are properly incorporated. You can even mix using your hand if you feel comfortable doing this.
- Scoop around 1 to 1½ teaspoon of mixture and place at the middle of a wonton wrapper.
- Fold the wonton wrapper to cover all the sides. Make sure that you leave the top open. Do this step until you are down with the last shumai. If you need more guidance on this step, this pork siomai recipe cooking video might be helpful.
- Spray cooking oil on the base of a bamboo or metal steamer to avoid the shumai from sticking. I use Pam cooking oil spray all the time, but feel free to use whatever brand suits you. If you do not have a cooking oil spray around, you can spread about a tablespoon of cooking oil using a paper towel.
- Arrange the shumai on steamer. Make sure that you leave a little space in between each piece to prevent the shumai from sticking to each other.
- Pour the water into the steamer and let boil.
- Steam the crab and pork shumai for 20 to 25 minutes.
- Remove from the steamer and serve with ponzu or soy sauce and a lemon dip.
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Shrimp and Pork Siomai Recipe
Shrimp and Pork Siomai Ingredients:
- 1 teaspoon salt1 kg Lean ground Pork or 1 kg Prawn (shrimp) peeled
- 1/3 cup chopped water chestnuts or turnips (singkamas)
- 1/3 cup chopped carrots
- 2 medium or 1 large minced onion(s)
- bunch of spring onions or leeks
- 1 egg
- 5 tablespoons sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 50 pcs. large or 100 pcs. small wanton or siomai wrapper
- soy sauce, calamansi (lemon or kumquats), sesame oil and chilli paste (for the sauce)
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon vegetable or corn oil
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/8 kilo Chillies (Siling Labuyo)
- 3 tablespoons cooking oil
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
- Mix all the ingredients for the filling in a bowl.
- Spoon 1 tablespoon of mixture into each wrapper. Fold and seal.
- Meanwhile, boil water and brush steamer with oil.
- When the water gets to a rolling boil, arrange the siomai in the steamer and let stand for 15-20 minutes, longer for larger pieces.
- Serve with soy sauce, calamansi and sesame oil. Chilli paste is optional.
- Beat egg and mix with flour till free of lumps.
- Bring water, cooking oil and salt to a boil, then pour in flour.
- Remove from heat and beat until mixture forms a ball.
- Divide the dough into 1 1/4 -inch balls.
- Roll each ball on a floured board until paper thin. Set aside.
- Simplest version of chilli sauce would be to chop chillies well and fry them in oil, sesame or vegetable oil, never olive oil if you want it to have a Filipino taste.
- Combine chopped chillies and minced garlic then simmer for around 20 minutes or till most of the water has evaporated. Add oil, simmer and stir well.