Dim Sum Stuffed Peppers
Delicious shrimp-stuffed green peppers to enjoy at your next dim sum
Recipe by Sue Mah.
Are you a fan of dim sum? Dim sum, the beloved Chinese tradition of bite-sized dishes, has captured hearts worldwide, and today we shine the spotlight on this delicious dim sum recipe: shrimp stuffed peppers by Dietitian, Sue Mah. Packed with flavour and nutrients, these dim sum stuffed green peppers are sure to impress. They can be enjoyed as an appetizer, a main course, or a side dish. Keep reading for the step-by-step recipe!
Makes 4 servings (main dish) or 6 servings (side dish)
What You Need:
- 340 g shrimp, shelled and de-veined
- 2 green onions, plus extra for garnish
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 tbsp corn starch, plus more for dusting
- 3-4 green bell peppers
- 1 tbsp canola oil
- 1/2 cup chicken broth or water
- 1/2 tbsp oyster sauce
- 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 tsp cornstarch
- 1 1/2 tbsp water
How to Prepare:
- Finely mince the shrimp to create a paste. (Fold the minced shrimp over and continue to mince. Repeat this about 10 times until you get a paste. Or you can use a food processor.)
- In a bowl, add shrimp paste, chopped green onions, sesame oil, salt and cornstarch. Mix well.
- Cut each green pepper into quarters (or more pieces, if pepper is large). Remove seeds. To help peppers lie flat when cooking, trim off the curved ends. (Save these for a stir-fry or salad.)
- Dust each piece of green pepper with cornstarch. You can sprinkle the cornstarch into the pepper with a spoon, and then tap the green pepper upside down to remove any excess. Chef Mah’s tip (aka my Dad): This helps the shrimp filling to stick to the green pepper.
- Spoon in the shrimp filling and press firmly into the pepper.
- Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook peppers, stuffing side down for a few minutes until browned. Turn peppers over and cook for another few minutes.
- Add 2 T water and steam for a couple of minutes until peppers are tender. Remove lid and continue cooking until all water has evaporated.
- To make the sauce: Add broth (or water), oyster sauce and soy sauce in a small saucepan. Bring to gentle boil and reduce to simmer. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and water to create a slurry. Gradually whisk slurry into the sauce until it thickens.
- Garnish stuffed peppers with remaining green onions. Serve with sauce. Enjoy!
We hope you enjoy these tasty Dim Sum Stuffed Peppers!
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