Pork and Prawn Sui Mai

  • 20MINS
  • 12MINS
  • 37KCAL

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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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories37
  • Carbs0.8g
  • Protein6.3g
  • Fat0.8g
  • Saturates0.3g
  • Sugars0.7g

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

Dim sum is one of our favourite Asian snacks and we think that these slimming friendly versions are even better than the ones that you can get from the takeaway.

We usually make our own pasta mix and use that to wrap our Sui Mai, but we thought that might get a little complicated to follow!  We’ve eaten Sui Mai wrapped in pak choi before and thought we’d try the same with Chinese leaf to cut down the amount of calories and Points in this recipe without compromising on flavour!

These Pork and Prawn Sui Mai are ready in a jiffy and the dipping sauce is so versatile that it also works really well when served alongside a range of other Asian dishes!

What diets are these Pork and Prawn Sui Mai suitable for?

This Pork and Prawn Sui Mai recipe is suitable for dairy free diets.

It can be made gluten free by swapping the following ingredients out for gluten free versions;

  • Dark soy sauce
  • Rice vinegar

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Pork and Prawn Sui Mai recipe?

  • You need to count 1 Point per portion of this Pork and Prawn Sui Mai recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 1 Point per portion of this Pork and Prawn Sui Mai recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 1 Point per portion of this Pork and Prawn Sui Mai recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make these Pork and Prawn Sui Mai?

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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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How many calories are in these Pork and Prawn Sui Mai?

There are 37 calories per portion in these Pork and Prawn Sui Mai which means they fall into our Everyday Light category. 

These Pork and Prawn Sui Mai are perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fit well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Place the pork into a food processor and blitz on high until smooth. It might be best to use the pulse action on your processor so as not to overwork.. Remove and place in a large bowl and set aside.

Step 2

Do the same with the prawns, again on high until smooth. Tip them into the bowl with the pork. Don’t be tempted to put the prawns and pork in at the same time, it’s best to do them separately to get an even consistency.

Step 3

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

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Step 4

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

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Step 5

Shape some of the mix into a rough sausage shape, and place in the leaves. Roll the leaves around the filling and place into the fridge for a few minutes whilst you make the rest.

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Step 6

Line your steamer with a circle of baking parchment, making sure to cut some holes out to allow the steam to circulate. Spray the parchment with low calorie cooking spray.

Step 7

Take the rolls from the fridge and remove the cling film. With a sharp knife cut the cabbage roll into pieces approx 3cm/1inch thick and place into the steamer.

Step 8

Top the sui mai with some of the grated carrot.

Step 9

Place a saucepan of water onto a medium heat and bring to the boil. Place your steamer on top of the pan and steam for 12 minutes.

Step 10

While your sui mai are steaming, mix your dipping sauce ingredients and place in a small dip bowl.

Step 11

Remove the sui mai from the steamer and serve with the dipping sauce.

What could you serve with these Pork and Prawn Sui Mai?

These Pork and Prawn Sui Mai are perfect when served alongside any of the following:

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How do you know when these Pork and Prawn Sui Mai are cooked?

These Pork and Prawn Sui Mai need to be steamed until the filling is cooked through which should take around 12 minutes.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe. 

How long can you keep Pork and Prawn Sui Mai in the fridge?

These Pork and Prawn Sui Mai are best served fresh and really should be eaten immediately.

Can you freeze these Pork and Prawn Sui Mai?

No, we don’t recommend freezing this recipe.

How do I reheat these Pork and Prawn Sui Mai?

We wouldn’t recommend reheating this recipe – it’s so quick and easy to make that it really is best served fresh!

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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!
  • Prep Time
    20 MINS
  • Cook Time
    12 MINS
  • KCals 37
  • Carbs 0.8G
  • WW Points:
  • 1 Green
  • 1 Blue
  • 1 Purple

Ingredients

  • 200 g 5% fat lean pork mince
  • 300 g raw king prawns
  • 1 large spring onion finely chopped
  • 3 cm ginger finely grated
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 8 leaves Chinese leaf cabbage
  • 1 small carrot peeled and finely grated
  • low calorie cooking spray

Dipping Sauce

  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 pinch spring onions finely chopped

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Instructions

  1. Place the pork into a food processor and blitz on high until smooth. It might be best to use the pulse action on your processor so as not to overwork.. Remove and place in a large bowl and set aside.
  2. Do the same with the prawns, again on high until smooth. Tip them into the bowl with the pork. Don't be tempted to put the prawns and pork in at the same time, it’s best to do them separately to get an even consistency.
  3. Add the soy sauce, spring onion, grated ginger, rice vinegar, salt and pepper and mix well with your hands until the prawn and pork are evenly distributed in the mix.
  4. Take the cabbage leaves and cut out the center of the stalks. Place two leaves end to end on top of a piece of clingfilm.
  5. Shape some of the mix into a rough sausage shape, and place in the leaves. Roll the leaves around the filling and place into the fridge for a few minutes whilst you make the rest.
  6. Line your steamer with a circle of baking parchment, making sure to cut some holes out to allow the steam to circulate. Spray the parchment with low calorie cooking spray.
  7. Take the rolls from the fridge and remove the cling film. With a sharp knife cut the cabbage roll into pieces approx 3cm/1inch thick and place into the steamer.
  8. Top the sui mai with some of the grated carrot.
  9. Place a saucepan of water onto a medium heat and bring to the boil. Place your steamer on top of the pan and steam for 12 minutes.
  10. While your sui mai are steaming, mix your dipping sauce ingredients and place in a small dip bowl.
  11. Remove the sui mai from the steamer and serve with the dipping sauce.

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Sarah WilliamsFriday 16th October 2020

Love this recipe! Is the 32kcal “per portion” per each one, presuming you made 16 out of the ingredients shown?

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    HollyFriday 16th October 2020

    Hey Sarah, yes the 32kcal is per portion of the Pork and Prawn Sui Mai recipe. Hope that helps!

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MandySaturday 9th February 2019

Thank you for your recipe idea I was wondering could I use cooked lasagna sheets to make dumplings?

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Harry BrittenMonday 15th October 2018

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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RoseThursday 22nd March 2018

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!

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BeckyMonday 24th July 2017

Do you know how long they would keep in the fridge before steaming?

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Julie TetleyMonday 27th February 2017

Maybe a print button would be a help

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    KateMonday 27th February 2017

    Hi Julie
    There is a print button at the top of the recipe by nutritional info

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MoniqueSunday 26th February 2017

Brilliant. I wouldn’t mind also having the pasta recipe too 🙂

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    Emma TTuesday 12th September 2017

    Hi Monique,

    Thanks for getting in touch!

    Reply

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