Chinese-style steamed pearl balls with pork and shrimps

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Kochtopf & Feder

Kochtopf & Feder

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“A spectacular appetizer for fans of Chinese cuisine. They not only look great but taste fantastic, and they’re not so difficult to make. Want to see your own recipe published on Kitchen Stories? Send it to community@kitchenstories.com.”

Difficulty

Easy 👌
120
min.
Preparation
0
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-4+
300 g ground pork
150 g shrimp
dried shiitake mushrooms
scallion
10 g ginger
1 stalk lemongrass
kaffir lime leaf
1 clove garlic
10 g cilantro
2 tsp fish sauce
egg
200 g sticky rice
sweet chili sauce (for serving)
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • 2 bowls
  • cutting board
  • knife
  • food processor
  • rubber spatula
  • bamboo steamer
  • parchment paper
  • pot (large)

Nutrition per serving

Cal
318
Protein
25g
Fat
20g
Carb
9g

Step 1/4

  • 2 dried shiitake mushrooms
  • 150 shrimp
  • 1 scallion
  • 10 ginger
  • 1 stalk lemongrass
  • 1 kaffir lime leaf
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 10 cilantro
  • bowl
  • cutting board
  • knife

Soak the mushrooms in hot water for 20 minutes. In the meantime, roughly chop the shrimp. Chop the scallion, ginger, and lemongrass. Finely chop the kaffir lime leaf, garlic, and cilantro. Drain the soaked mushrooms, remove the stem, and finely chop.

Step 2/4

  • 300 ground pork
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 egg
  • food processor
  • rubber spatula

Put the ground pork (I always mince the meat fresh, at home), shrimp, scallion, ginger, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaf, garlic, fish sauce, and egg into a food processor and blend to a smooth mass. Transfer to a bowl and fold in chopped cilantro.

Step 3/4

  • 200 sticky rice
  • bowl

Put the rice in a bowl. Use wet hands to form the pork-shrimp mixture into approx. 3 cm/1-in. balls and gently roll them in the rice to cover on all sides.

Step 4/4

  • sweet chili sauce (for serving)
  • bamboo steamer
  • parchment paper
  • pot (large)

Place the balls into a bamboo steamer lined with parchment paper. Steam in a large pot over simmering water for approx. 1 – 1.5 hrs. Refill the pot with warm water as needed. Serve the steamed pearl balls with sweet chili sauce. Enjoy!