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Smoky Pork Dumplings

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Smoky Pork Dumplings —pan-fried and steamed wontons filled with ground pork, minced shrimp, and smoky bacon.

steamed pork dumplikngs

Pork Dumplings are a favorite in my house. They’re delicious, versatile, and easy to make. Traditional dumplings are filled with meat and vegetables. This recipe is filled with meat. More meat. And BACON! Applewood smoked bacon to be precise. The bacon adds a smokiness to the dumplings that just works well with the shrimp and pork. Although these pork dumplings are made with meat, you can certainly add a cup or two of shaved cabbage or shredded carrot to the filling for added vitamins.

Pork dumplings ingredients

ground meats in bowls

Wonton wrappers
Ground pork
Shrimp
Bacon
Scallion
Cilantro chopped
Fish sauce
Soy sauce
Garlic cloves
Fresh ginger
Canola oil to fry

How to make dumplings

scallions and garlic in a food processor with meat

In a a food processor, grind separately the shrimp and bacon. In the food processor bowl add the processed shrimp, bacon, and pork. Add the remaining ingredients except the canola oil and process until grounded well.

pork dumpling filling on a wonton

Prepare the dumplings by adding about 2-3 teaspoons of filling to each wonton wrapper. Seal each wonton by tracing the shape of the wonton with a finger dipped in water. (The package should have instructions for sealing them according to their brand.)

wonton folded like a triangle

Fold the wonton into a triangle.

folded dumpling

Then fold the two furthest point towards the center to meet and overlap. Press them together and seal with a fingertip dipped in water.

pork dumplings on a tray

Line the prepared dumplings on a baking sheet until ready to cook.

dumplings lined in a skillet

In a large skillet add 1-2 tbsp of canola oil over medium heat. Heat the oil for 2-3 minutes until the oil Is very hot. Line the skillet with the dumplings forming a ring starting at the sides moving to the center. (You may need to do this in batches.) Fry the dumpling for 3-4 minutes or until the bottoms are crisp.

steamed pork dumplikngs

Then add ¼ cup of water to the pan carefully down one side of the pan. Do not wet the tops of the dumplings. Cover the pan and allow the dumplings to steam another 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and move them to a serving platter.

Sauces to dip dumplings

steamed pork dumplings on a plate

Dumplings are great with just soy sauce or hot chili oil in my opinion. But they are very tasty with my Sriracha Sweet Chili Sauce as well. You also may like to try a sauce or two from a few of my friends!

Sweet and Sour Sauce
Peanut Sauce
Soy Vinegar Sauce
Ginger Sauce
Teriyaki Sauce

More Asian-inspired recipes

Baked Chicken Egg Rolls
Sesame Ginger Slaw
Steamed Garlic Green Bean

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steamed pork dumplikngs
5 from 2 votes

Smoky Pork Dumplings

Print Recipe
Smoky Pork Dumplings—pan-fried and steamed wontons filled with ground pork, minced shrimp, and smoky bacon.
Prep Time:15 mins
Cook Time:25 mins
Total Time:40 mins

Ingredients

  • 48 wonton wrappers
  • ½ lb ground pork
  • 6 oz shrimp ground
  • 2 oz smoked bacon ground
  • ¼ c scallions finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp cilantro chopped
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tsp ginger minced
  • canola oil to fry

Instructions

  • In a food processor, grind separately the shrimp and bacon. In the food processor bowl add the processed shrimp, bacon, and pork. Add the remaining ingredients except for the canola oil and process until ground well.
  • Prepare the dumplings by adding about 2-3 teaspoons of filling to each wonton wrapper. Seal each wonton with water. (The package should have instructions for sealing them according to their brand.) Fold the wonton into a triangle.
  • In a large skillet add 1-2 tbsp of canola oil over medium heat. Heat the oil for 2-3 minutes until the oil is very hot. Line the skillet with the dumplings forming a ring starting at the sides moving to the center.
  • Fry the dumpling for 3-4 minutes or until the bottoms are crisp. Then add ¼ cup of water to the pan carefully down one side of the pan. Cover the pan and allow them to steam another 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and move the dumplings to a serving platter.

Nutrition

Calories: 41kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 127mg | Potassium: 30mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Iron: 1mg
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Asian
Keyword: bacon, dumplings, pork, shrimp
Servings: 48 Dumplings
Calories: 41kcal
Author: Ty

5 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I have small steamer that was gifted to me but honestly I find this method so much easier since I’m always using my cast iron and I always have it out and available. These dumplings look and sound delicious! A wonderful recipe to make for the family soon!

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