Appetizers & Snacks

Pork and Shrimp Dumplings

  • Prep 20 mins
  • Total 30 mins
  • Medium
  • Serves 10

TIP: Make your dumplings ahead of time and freeze them for easy meals in the future! You can steam, boil, or pan-fry these dumplings. Depending on how you like your filling mixture, the amounts can be adjusted – simply combine the ingredients and fry up a small piece to taste before filling your dumplings! 

Pork and Shrimp Dumplings

Pork and shrimp dumplings, also known as shrimp and pork potstickers or shrimp and pork wontons, combine the best of two worlds: a savory filling and a crispy, doughy wrapper. People love pork shrimp dumplings because the crispy bites not only satisfy hunger, but they offer a unique way to do it.

If you’ve been looking for the perfect pork and shrimp dumpling recipe, keep reading because you will find it below.

8 Pork and Shrimp Dumplings Serving Ideas

Shrimp and pork dumplings are versatile and you can serve them on many occasions. Whether you want to make a simple snack-type meal for yourself after a hard day’s work or are planning a get-together with friends or family and want to impress. You can also make them as an appetizer for a meal, or a simple snack. The possibilities for dumplings are endless!

Pork and shrimp dumplings are fantastic all by themselves, but if you want to make them even better, consider serving them alongside these foods. 

Veggie Stir Fry

Combining veggies with shrimp and pork dumplings just may be the perfect meal. Just make sure all the spices you use in both dishes go well together. 

Seaweed Salad

Seaweed salad is a delicacy that many people love. The smooth silkiness of the seaweed combined with the sharp ginger and other spices make a perfect dish to serve with pork and shrimp dumplings. 

Chinese Spicy Garlic Eggplant

Add any spicy meal to dumplings and you will get a perfect combination. That holds true when you combine tasty spicy garlic eggplant with the meaty flavor of pork and shrimp dumplings. 

Pan-fried Garlic Tofu

If you don’t like eggplant, you can get the same taste sensations by pan frying tofu with garlic. Add the tofu to the plate when eating pork and shrimp dumplings and get ready for your tastebuds to sing!

Asian Cabbage Salad

The crunchiness of Asian cabbage salad is the ideal accompaniment to the doughy texture of shrimp and pork dumplings. 

Teriyaki Chicken

If you want to get all of your proteins in one meal, why not serve teriyaki chicken alongside your pork and shrimp dumplings? It’s one meal that is guaranteed to keep you feeling full for hours. 


Don’t forget that dumplings need just the right sauce to make them taste the best. Depending on how you’re servicing the dumpling, you can add a heat-based sauce, a sweet sauce, or a sweet and sour sauce. Let your imagination go wild!

More Dumplings

You don’t have to stick to only one flavor of dumplings when serving them.  If you want to experience a full dumpling feast, try adding different flavor combinations and mixing up the ingredients. For instance, create some vegetarian or vegan dumplings or make some with eggs or different types of meat. 

Steamed vs Fried Dumplings

When thinking about cooking (or eating!) dumplings, one of your first questions should be whether you want steamed or fried dumplings. The two types of dumplings are quite different. Steamed dumplings are soft and the heated filling inside makes you feel like you are biting into warm slightly doughy food. On the other hand, fried dumplings give you that satisfying crunch as you bite into it.

Because fried foods aren’t considered healthy, steamed dumplings are better for you. But you can reduce the health risks by frying the dumpling in a health-friendly oil such as coconut oil. Cooking steamed dumplings can be easy in a steamer or even a pot filled with a little water and a lid. Fried dumplings are cooked in shallow oil in a pan.

The two types of dumplings are very different and offer different taste experiences. For the best of both worlds, try making them at the same time!

Tips for Making Pork and Shrimp Dumplings

To make the perfect pork and shrimp dumplings, follow these tips and cook like the experts!

 Tip #1

Pork and shrimp dumplings work great in the freezer. If you want to have them on hand anytime you get a craving, make a big batch and freeze them.

Tip #2

Not everyone likes their dumplings cooked the same way. Figure out how you like to eat them and then steam, boil or pan-fry them to customize them to your taste.

Tip #3

Some people love shrimp and others only like it in small doses. And that goes for any of the ingredients listed in this recipe. To make the dumplings fit your likes, experiment with the shrimp dumpling filling until you get it just right. For instance, you can adjust the quantity of any of the ingredients to make the dumplings as you like. If you would prefer a meatless snack, check out these vegetable rolls.


Q: What’s the best way to fold dumplings?

A: There are many ways to fold dumplings and everyone has their favorite. But there is one way that is the easiest. Simply place the filling in the middle of the dumpling, fold it over, and seal. 

Q: What’s the best way to reheat dumplings?

A: You can reheat dumplings in a steamer. If you don’t have one, fill a pan with a small amount of water and then place the dumpling in it. Put the lid on and heat until it’s hot. 

Q: Who invented dumplings?

A: Legend has it that dumplings were invented in the Han Dynasty. They were invested by a man named Zhang Zhongjian. 

Q: Can I use an air fryer to make homemade dumplings?

A: Yes, you can make homemade dumplings in an air fryer like the Ninja Air Fryer Max XL. But remember that you will have to cook the filling first and fold the dumplings. Then pop them in the air fryer to cook them.

Q: Can dumplings be vegan?

A: Yes, dumplings can be vegan. Use a starch-based wrapping and fill the dumplings with a vegetable filling to create a vegan dumpling. 

Pork and Shrimp Dumplings Recipe

To make your pork and shrimp dumplings, follow the easy steps below.


  • Contains Shellfish
  • Contains Soybeans

Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Shellfish, Soybeans

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  • 1 pound ground pork
  • ½ pound aw shrimp (any size), peeled and deveined, finely minced
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 inch knob ginger, finely minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled, finely minced
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 2 teaspoons white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 egg white


  • Dumpling wrappers (approx. 40)
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3 tablespoons water

DIPPING SAUCE (optional)

  • 1 tablespoon chili paste
  •  3 tablespoons soy sauce
  •  1 tablespoon sesame oil


  • Step 1

    In a large bowl, add all dumpling filling ingredients and mix until fully combined. You can taste test the filling by pan-frying a small amount and adjusting the seasoning to your liking.

  • Step 2

    In a small bowl, prepare the egg wash by whisking together the egg yolk and water until combined. Prepare your wrapping station by lining up the dumpling mixture, dumpling wrappers, then egg wash.

  • Step 3

    In a small bowl, add all sauce ingredients and stir until evenly combined. Set aside.

  • Step 4

    Place 1 tablespoon dumpling filling in the center of a dumpling wrapper. Use your finger to spread a light layer of egg wash along the edge of the wrapper.  Fold the dumpling over the filling and seal the edges by pinching them together. Repeat this step until all dumpling wrappers have been used.

  • Step 5

    To Steam Dumplings: To steam, place the Ninja Foodi NeverStick PossiblePan over medium-high heat, fill with 1 ½-inches water and bring to a boil. While water is boiling, prepare your steamer basket with a steamer sheet or parchment round to line the bottom. Place 8-10 dumplings in the basket. When the water is boiling, place the basket in the pan and cover with lid. Steam until the dumplings look translucent, about 10 minutes. Remove from dumplings from the basket and serve warm with dipping sauce if desired.

  • Step 6

    To Pan-Fry Dumplings: Place the Ninja Foodi NeverStick PossiblePan over medium-high heat with 2 tablespoons oil. When the oil is hot, place the dumplings in the pan. Allow to fry for about 2 minutes, or until the bottom is lightly browned. Then add 1/3 cup water to the pan with the dumplings. Cover and cook for 7 to 8 minutes or until the water is evaporated. When the water is evaporated, remove the dumplings from the pan and serve warm with dipping sauce if desired.