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Beef Shiu Mai Recipe

Beef Shiu Mai Recipe

Ingredients :

Pastry -


1/2 cup

1/4 teaspoon

1 teaspoon


Filling -


1/2 square inch

1/2 teaspoon




Seasoning -

1 tablespoon

1 teaspoon

1/4  teaspoon

1 tablespoon

1 teaspoon

1 teaspoon

1/2 cup


Wheat starch

Boiling water






Tangerine peel

Minced ginger

Water chestnuts

Spring onion



Light soy sauce







Parsley to garnish

Method :


Pastry -

  • Sift the wheat starch and salt into a mixing  bowl

  • Pour in the boiling water and stir vigorously.

  • Cover for 1 minute, then add the lard and knead well into a soft dough.

Filling -

  • Wash and dry the beef, then cut into chunks.

  • Peel and dice the water chestnuts.

  • Soak the tangerine peel in hot water until soft, then mince.

  • Chop the spring onion.

  • Put all the above ingredients with the ginger into a food processor and mince into a puree.

  • Place all the seasoning in a bowl and stir until dissolved.

  • Stream into the beef and mix well.

  • Marinate for 30 minutes.

  • Put the beef puree in a  mixing bowl and pound until firm.

To complete -

  • Roll the dough into a long thin cylinder.

  • Divide into 32 equal portions.

  • Roll each portion into a small thin round and put 1 tablespoon filling on top.

  • Press the edges of the round together, making a shape like a basket to contain the filling.

  • Flatten the  top with a knife and garnish with parsley.

  • Repeat the process until all the filling is used.

  • Put all the shiu mai into a greased steamer and steam over high heat for 5 minutes.

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