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Shrimp Dumplings

Shrimp Dumplings

Water chestnuts provide a crunchy contrast to the shrimp's delicate texture and flavor.


  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon dry sherry
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup canned water chestnuts (drained), finely minced
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced scallions
  • 1 teaspoon finely minced fresh ginger (or more, according to taste)
  • 3/4 pound shrimp, peeled, deveined, and tails removed
  • 24 round dumpling wrappers or wonton skins


  1. Whisk together the egg white, soy sauce, sesame oil, sherry, cornstarch, sugar, and salt in a medium-size bowl. Stir in the water chestnuts, scallions, and ginger.
  2. Coarsely chop half of the shrimp. Finely mince the remaining shrimp by hand, or pulse them briefly in a food processor. Stir the chopped and minced shrimp into the mixture.
  3. Follow the directions for stuffing the dumplings and cooking them. Makes two dozen.

Nutritional Information

Per serving (6 dumplings): Calories 230 ● Total Fat 4 g (6% DV) ● Saturated Fat 0.5 g (3% DV) ● Cholesterol 132 mg (44% DV) ● Sodium 514 mg (21% DV) ● Total Carbohydrate 26 g (9% DV) ● Fiber 1 g(4% DV) ● Sugars 1 g ● Protein 22 g (43% DV)

Percent daily values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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