Dim Sum: Shrimp and Garlic Chive Dumplings
By Chef Yujean Kang

Ingredients 

Wrap 

1 package Won Ton Wrappers 

Filling 

1/2 cup Shrimp Paste (see recipe below) 
1 cup Shrimp (fresh and raw) diced 
1/2 cup Green Garlic Chives chopped 
1/4 Scallions chopped 
1 tablespoon Light Sesame Oil 
1 tablespoon Shallots oil (Salad Oil infused with Shallots) 
Salt to taste 
White Pepper to taste 

Fresh Shrimp Paste 

1/2 pound Shrimp (scant) ground finely 
1/4 cup Solid Vegetable Shortening (Crisco) 
1 teaspoon Light Sesame Oil 
1/4 teaspoon Ginger Juice 
1 Egg Whites 
1 pinch Salt and Pepper 

Directions 

Beat all ingredients together very thoroughly in mixing bowl 

Mix together filling ingredients evenly. 

Place 1 tablespoon filling in center of Won Ton Wrappers that have been rounded off using the bottom of a glass or other round object. 

Pinch together to form a small sack with 3 corners at the top. 

Place in steamer for 3 minutes, remove. Serve with soy sauce, chili oil and hot mustard.