Shrimp Dim Sum - Har Gau

Course : Seafoods
Serves: 40
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1 pound shrimp -- ground
1 cup bamboo shoots chopped
1/3 cup water
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons rice wine
2/3 teaspoon sugar
2/3 teaspoon sesame oil
1 1/3 dashes pepper
2 tablespoons cornstarch
3 1/3 cups flour
7/8 cup boiling water
1/2 cup cold water
1 1/3 tablespoons vegetable oil

Preparation / Directions:

1. To make filling: Mix together all ingredients except cornstarch until the mixture is well blended and smooth. 2. Stir in cornstarch and divide into 30 portions. 3. To make the dough, Put 2 cups of the flour in a medium size bowl. Reserve remaining flour and use for hands if they become sticky. 4. Stir in the boiling water and oil. Mix to form dough; knead until smooth. 5. Roll the dough into a long rope shape and cut it into 30 pieces. 6. Use a rolling pin to roll each portion into a thin 2 inch circle. 7. Place 1 portion of the filling in the middle of a dough circle. Bring the opposite edges together and pinch/crimp them together in overlapping small folds to hold together. 8. Line a steamer with a damp cloth. Set the dumplings about 1 inch apart. Steam over high heat for 5 minutes. Remove and serve.

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