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A bowl of shrimp dumpling soup topped with chopped green onions.

Shrimp Dumpling Soup

  • Author: Taming of the Spoon
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Asian


These homemade shrimp dumplings are easy to make with a simple folding technique.  They are cooked in a flavorful broth for a warm and comforting meal.



For the shrimp dumplings

  • 12 ounces medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 green onions, chopped (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 4 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2428 round dumpling wrappers

For the soup broth

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 6 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and cut into 4 pieces
  • 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons Chinese cooking wine
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • Chopped green onions, for garnish


For the shrimp dumplings

  1. Make filling. Pat dry the shrimp with paper towels and roughly chop. Place the shrimp in a medium bowl and stir in the green onions, sesame oil, salt, and pepper. Sprinkle in the cornstarch and mix until evenly combined.
  2. Fold dumplings. Lay 6-7 dumpling wrappers on a clean work surface. Scoop 1 teaspoon of shrimp filling on each wrapper. Brush the edges of the wrappers with water and fold the wrappers in half to create a semi-circle. Press firmly around the edges to ensure a good seal pushing out any air as you go. Then brush the folded edges of each dumping with more water and fold in the two sides. Press to seal. Lay the dumplings on a plate and cover loosely with a clean towel or some wax paper. Repeat with the remaining wrappers and filling. You will have some extra filling leftover which will be used in the soup broth.

For the soup broth

  1. Simmer broth. Heat sesame oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add green onions and leftover shrimp filling and cook until shrimp is mostly cooked through. Stir in chicken broth scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Add ginger, soy sauce, and Chinese cooking wine. Bring broth a boil then reduce heat and simmer for 8-10 minutes.
  2. Cook dumplings. Remove ginger pieces and add half of the dumplings. Cook dumplings for 3 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove the dumplings from the broth and evenly divide them into two serving bowls. Repeat with the remaining dumplings.
  3. Serve. Taste the broth and season to taste with salt as needed. Ladle the soup broth into the serving bowls. Garnish with additional green onions, if desired.


  • If you’re not using low-sodium chicken broth and low-sodium soy sauce, you may want to reduce the amount of soy sauce in the broth.
  • Recipe adapted from Chef’d.

Keywords: shrimp dumpling, dumpling soup

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