Crispy Shrimp Pies Recipe

Crispy Shrimp Pies Recipe

Ingredients :


3/4 cup

180 g

1/2 teaspoon



90 g

60 g

150 g

1 tablespoon



1/2 teaspoon

1 teaspoon

1/2 teaspoon

2/3 teaspoon

1/4 teaspoon


Batter Coating

125 g

1 teaspoon

1/4 teaspoon

2 tablespoons

2/3 cup

1-2 tablespoons



Wheat starch




Lean pork

Bamboo shoot or carrot

Shelled shrimps

Chopped spring onion (scallions)



Light soy sauce


Sesame oil






Baking powder





Method :


Pastry -

  • Pour the water into a small saucepan and bring to the boil with the salt.

  • Sift the wheat starch into a mixing bowl, then pour in the salted boiling water immediately and stir vigorously.

  • Cover with a hot towel and set aside for 1 minute.

  • Remove the towel and knead into a soft dough.

Filling -

  • Finely dice the lean pork, shrimps and carrot.

  • Add the seasoning, marinate for 10 minutes, then stir in the chopped spring onions (scallions).

To complete  -

  • Divide the dough into 4 equal portions.

  • Roll each portion into a cylinder and divide into 15 equal portions to make a total of 60 small portions.

  • Roll each portion into a small flat round.

  • Put 1 teaspoon of filling on each round and top with another round.

  • Seal the edges firmly to enclose the filling.

  • Arrange in a greased steamer and cook for 8 minutes over moderate heat.

  • Sift the flour, cornflour and baking powder into a bowl.

  • Add the water, salt and oil and stir into a smooth batter.

  • Set aside to prove for 1 hour.

  • Coat each pie with the batter, then deep-fry in the boiling oil until golden brown.

  • Serve hot.

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