Crispy Shrimp Pies Recipe

Crispy Shrimp Pies Recipe

Ingredients :

Pastry

3/4 cup

180 g

1/2 teaspoon

 

Filling

90 g

60 g

150 g

1 tablespoon

 

Seasoning

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

 

Water

Wheat starch

Salt

 

 

Lean pork

Bamboo shoot or carrot

Shelled shrimps

Chopped spring onion (scallions)

 

 

Light soy sauce

Cornflour

Sesame oil

Sugar

Pepper

 

 

Flour

Baking powder

Salt

Cornflour

Water

Oil

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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