I love Asian food, but every time we order in Chinese or Japanese food, I feel like I just consumed a metric ton of salt. I wind up drinking water like a camel the rest of the night because the salt is just out of control. So I decided tonight, I would cook an Asian themed dinner, and of course, with that I had to make one of my favorite dishes: Shrimp & Pork Dumplings.

This recipe is a Sara original....completely invented by me, after many trials and errors - trying to combine and elicit the best and most authentic dumpling taste. My local food store unfortunately only had wonton wrappers, which are basically the same thing as a dumpling wrapper, only square, not circular (but these are just nuances that an OCD chef would be annoyed about).

I love this recipe - it's really got that great umami flavor and the dipping sauce is AMAZING (another Sara original *pats myself on the shoulder twice*). I do add more Sriracha to the sauce than is listed, but taste as you make it and adjust to fit your palate :)

Shrimp & Pork Dumplings

Prep Time

35 Minutes
Cook Time

10 Minutes
Total Time

45 Minutes

20 Dumplings


  • 12 minced Shrimp (large, peeled and deveined)
  • 4 oz Ground Pork
  • 1 tsps Ginger Powder
  • 2 Tablespoon sliced thin on a bias Scallion
  • 1 minced Garlic Cloves
  • 2 tsps Soy Sauce
  • 1 tsps Sesame Oil
  • 2 Tablespoon Cornstarch
  • 1 tsps Rice Vinegar
  • 1/2 tsps Sriracha
  • 1 Package Dumpling Wrappers


  • Mix together all ingredients (except the dumpling wrappers). Place 1 tablespoon of filling in the center of the wrapper. With your finger, lightly wet 2 adjacent edges of the wrapper and carefully close the wrapper around the filling (making a triangle). Repeat til all filling is used up.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Drop in a few dumplings at a time and remove from the water once they've floated to the top. Once you've cooked all your dumplings this way - you can eat them as is, or proceed on to the next step.
  • Heat a large skillet with just enough canola oil to coat the bottom of the pan. Once hot, add in your dumplings and cook a little on each side just to lightly brown. Serve alone or with a dipping sauce (recipe below).

Dumpling Dipping Sauce

Prep Time

2 Minutes
Total Time

2 Minutes

1/3 cup


  • 1 tsps Sriracha
  • 1/4 Cups Soy Sauce
  • 2 tsps Sesame Oil
  • 1/2 tsps Sugar
  • 1/2 tsps Rice Vinegar


  • Whisk all ingredients together til combined.