Cantonese Style Pork and Shrimp Dumplings


I love dumplings and have come up with this recipe using all ingredients that I like. The dumplings consist of pork, shrimp, watercress, water chestnuts, and assorted seasonings, and they are absolutely delicious!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
40 dumplings


  • ¼ pound ground pork

  • 1 cup chopped watercress

  • ½ (8 ounce) can water chestnuts, drained and chopped

  • ¼ cup chopped green onions

  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce

  • 1 ½ tablespoons sesame oil

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce

  • teaspoon ground white pepper

  • teaspoon salt

  • 1 (16 ounce) package round dumpling skins

  • 1 pound peeled and deveined medium shrimp


  1. In a large bowl, combine the pork, watercress, water chestnuts, green onion, oyster sauce, sesame oil, garlic, soy sauce, ground white pepper and salt and mix together well.

  2. Place 1/2 teaspoonful of this filling onto each dumpling skin. Place 1 shrimp on the filling, slightly wet the edge of the dumpling skin, fold over and pinch with your fingers to form a seal all the way around.

  3. To cook: Pan fry the dumplings in a large skillet over medium heat with oil for 15 minutes, turning over halfway through OR Place them in a pot of boiling water for 10 minutes; drain and serve in hot chicken broth.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

234 Calories
6g Fat
28g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 234
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Sodium 402mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 3mg 16%
Calcium 53mg 4%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 187mg 4%

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

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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