Shrimp and Pork Clear Dumplings is one of the unique food in Vietnam. Nevertheless, it becomes more popular recently, is covered in banana leaves. Main ingredients are shrimps and braised pork. Using with chili sauce will bring a stunning flavour in your mouth. The ingredients are very simple included: cassava powder, river shrimps, wood ear mushrooms and some spices only from the local garden which is why its flavour is different from others.
How to make it
It came from Hue city. To make the filling, season the shrimp with salt, pepper, and minced garlic. Season the pork with salt, pepper, paprika powder and minced shallot.
In a pan, heat the oil over medium-high heat, sautee some minced garlic/ shallot till fragrant. Then add the pork and stir well for 1 minute. Add sugar, and keep stirring for 3 more minutes. Add the shrimps and season with fish sauce. To make the scallion oil, heat the vegetable oil in a pan on medium-high heat. Add the chopped spring onion.
Stir quickly for 10 seconds and take off the heat. Alternatively, you can combine the vegetable oil and spring onion in a bowl and heat in a microwave for 15-20 seconds. To cook the dumplings: Fill a large saucepan with at least 5 inches of water and bring to a boil.
Cooking this dish seems easily like Japanese sushi. Gently slide the dumplings into the boiling water, one by one. Cook the dumplings until they float to the surface. Stir them around gently. Cook the dumplings in 2-3 batches to avoid overcrowding them. To serve, transfer some dumplings to serving plate, dizzle generously with the dipping sauce and enjoy