Pork and Prawn Sui Mai

Our amazing Pork and Prawn Sui Mai are a slimming friendly Fakeaway version and delicious whether you’re calorie counting or following Weight Watchers!

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍

One thing that I adore from the Chinese are dim sum. I love all the dim sum; Sui Mai, Har Gow, Char Siu Bao and Wo Tip. Here’s our take on Sui Mai – Pork and Prawn Sui Mai. If you’re not keen on prawns, check out our Chicken, Pork and Chilli Sui Mai recipe.

Usually, Sui Mai are wrapped in wonton wrappers and then steamed. We usually make our own pasta mix, and use that to wrap Sui Mai, but we figured that it might get a little complicated to follow, and thought we could find a better, lower calorie and Points etc version.

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We wanted to keep these Pork and Prawn Sui Mai as speedy and as easy as possible. 

We’d had Sui Mai wrapped in pak choi before, so thought we’d try the same with Chinese leaf!

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Things to make these Pork and Prawn Sui Mai easier!

There are a couple of things that make this recipe for Pork and Prawn Sui Mai so much easier!

A fine grater and a bamboo steamer.

We use this Deiss Micro Grater that you can get from Amazon UK. It’s the best grater we’ve ever come across, which is saying something.

You can grate everything with it; cheese, ginger, garlic cloves, nutmeg, carrot – anything you like. We grated the ginger and carrot for this Pork and Prawn Sui Mai recipe.

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Next up, a Bamboo Steamer.

You don’t need to use a Bamboo Steamer, but I’d advise you do! Inexpensive and they do the job so well. They also look great if you have friends over for a slimming friendly, Fakeaway feast!

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You can grab this Andrew James Bamboo steamer over on Amazon UK!

How do I make Pork and Prawn Sui Mai?

Step 1

First up, place the pork into a food processor/attack with a stick blender for 4-5 seconds on high.

Remove and place in a large bowl and set aside. Do the same with the prawns, again on high for 4-5 seconds. Tip them into the bowl with the pork.

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Don’t be tempted to put the prawns and pork in at the same time, it won’t work! You really need to mince them up separately.

Step 2

Add the soy, finely chopped spring onion, grated ginger, rice vinegar, salt & pepper and mix well with your hands until the prawn and pork and evenly distributed in the mix.

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Step 3

Take the Chinese Leaf leaves and cut out the stalks. Place two leaves end to end on top of a piece of clingfilm.

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Step 4

Shape some of the Pork & Prawn mix into a sausage, and place in the leaves.

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Don’t use too much mix, or else it won’t hold together. The last thing you want is them falling apart.

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Step 5

Roll up the Pork and Prawn Sui Mai and place in the fridge for a few minutes whilst you make the rest.

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Step 6

Line your steamer with baking parchment. You’ll probably need to cut it into a circle for your steamer. So fold the baking parchment & cut the end like in the picture below.

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Step 7

Cut some holes out of the baking parchment to allow the steam to circulate. You can even go full on “snowflake” if you like!

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Spray the parchment with Low calorie cooking spray – it’ll ensure the Pork and Prawn Sui Mai don’t stick.

Step 8

Remove your Pork and Prawn Sui Mai from the fridge, and with a sharp knife, cut into pieces approx 3cm/1inch thick.

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Step 9

Place the Pork and Prawn Sui Mai pieces into the steamer and top with some grated carrot.

Step 10

Place your steamer on top of a pan of boiling hot water and steam for 12-15 minutes. Pierce one of the Pork and Prawn Sui Mai and check that the juices run clear/ internal temperature is 74°C before serving.

Remove from the steamer and serve with the dipping sauce!

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Pork and Prawn Sui Mai

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Sui Mai 20 minutes 12 minutes

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32kcal 1

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INGREDIENTS
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INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Place the pork into a food processor/attack with a stick blender for 4-5 seconds on high. Remove and place in a large bowl and set aside
  2. Do the same with the prawns, again on high for 4-5 seconds. Tip them into the bowl with the pork. Don't be tempted to put the prawns and pork in at the same time, it won't work!
  3. Add the soy, finely chopped spring onion, grated ginger, rice vinegar, salt & pepper and mix well with your hands until the prawn and pork and evenly distributed in the mix
  4. Take the Cabbage leaves and cut out the stalks. Place two leaves end to end on top of a piece of clingfilm
  5. Shape some of the mix into a sausage, and place in the leaves. Roll them up and then place in the fridge for a few minutes whilst you make the rest.
  6. Line your steamer with baking parchment, making sure to cut some holes out to allow the steam to circulate. Spray the parchment with Low calorie cooking spray
  7. With a sharp knife cut into pieces approx 3cm/1inch thick & place into the steamer
  8. Top the Sui Mai with some grated carrot
  9. Place your steamer on top of a pan of boiling hot water and steam for 12 minutes
  10. Whilst your Sui Mai are steaming, mix your dipping sauce ingredients and place in a small dip pot
  11. Remove the Sui Mai from the steamer and serve with the dipping sauce

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8 Comments
  1. Hi! I really like your blog! I would like to do this recipe but I don’t have a steamer yet. Can I do it in a different way, I.e. boiling or in the slow cooker?

    I would also like the pasta recipe that you mention above!

    Keep doing this fantastic blog!

  2. Hey thanks for this have cooked a few times. Tried it with some oat flower and water rolled flat to make wonton wrappers and worked really well and did not take long to make. I thought it would taste of watery porridge but the flavers of the meat really came out.

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