King prawn dim sum

Dim sum are steamed and/or deep-fried snacks in Chinese cuisine. You can create endless variations for the filling, such as vegetables, meat, or rice. This recipe creates a version with a king prawn filling.

King prawn dim sum

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king prawns, cleaned



egg whites






shiitake mushrooms






lemon, zest



sheets of wonton dough



chilli pepper




Preparation method

  • Finely purée ten king prawns together with the egg whites in the food processor.
  • Chop the rest of the prawns and mix with the prawns that have been finely puréed.
  • Crush the garlic and finely chop the cloves.
  • Clean the shiitake mushrooms and finely dice (brunoise).
  • Fry the mushrooms and garlic in oil and leave to cool.
  • Finely chop the chilli pepper and coriander.
  • Mix the mushrooms, garlic, and coriander with the king prawns and season to taste with lemon zest, salt, and the chilli pepper.
  • Place the wonton sheets next to one another and divide the filling over them.
  • Fold over the sheets and seal them by pressing the edges together.
  • Put the dim sum in a steamer basket and steam them for ± six minutes until done.

Serving suggestions

  • Serve as an amuse-bouche, with a chilli mayonnaise and watercress.
  • As part of a composition, with components of grilled sweet pepper, lemon, and capers.

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