Pork Dumpling Stuffed Mushrooms

Pork dumplings and stuffed mushrooms are two of my favorite apps, so it only seemed natural to combine them. I thought of a few ways to do this, like putting the entire mushroom into a wonton wrapper, but settled on this version that treats the dumpling more like the open-faced "shumai" style of dumpling. I also put a hole in the bottom of the dumpling so the juices would run into the mushroom and the two elements would come together as one. I guess you could call this Mushshumai. or shumushrooms?
Mushrooms are commonly in dumplings so at this point it looks like a regular dumpling making afternoon. Pork, cabbage, scallion, garlic, and ginger. Pop a hole in the wonton wrappers and then par-boil them for about 15 seconds. Then stuff it! After cooking for about 15 minutes the pork is juicy and the wonton is starting to crisp on the edges. I loved how these came out! You could do it with sausage and make them more of a cross between the dumpling and stuffed mushroom flavors, but I wanted to keep it more in the dumpling flavor profile.

Pork Dumpling Stuffed Mushrooms

  • 1/2 pound Ground Pork
  • 5 ounces Scallions diced
  • 1/4 cup Diced Cabbage
  • 2 inches Ginger grated
  • 2 cloves Garlic grated
  • 2 teaspoons Sesame Oil (plus more)
  • 2 teaspoons Soy Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • pinch Salt and Pepper
  • 15 round wonton wrappers
  • 15 large baby bella mushrooms

Instructions

  1. Mix the pork in a large bowl with the scallions, cabbage, ginger, garlic, sesame oil, soy sauce, red chili flakes, salt, and pepper. Set aside in the fridge until ready to use.
  2. Poke a hole about the size of a pencil in the center of the wonton wrappers to allow some of the liquid from the filling to drip into the mushroom itself.
  3. Bring a shallow pot of water to a boil and boil the wonton wrappers for about 15 seconds, just enough to slightly soften. drain and spread them on a plate lined with paper towels.
  4. Scrape out the insides of the mushroom caps, scraping a little extra so you can fill them with lots of filling.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350.
  6. Put each wonton wrapper into a mushroom cap, folding the edges over itself to fit snugly. Spoon a bunch of the pork filling into the wonton wrapper and press it down to really fill it.
  7. Line the mushrooms on a rack or just on a baking sheet and bake for 15-17 minutes until the pork is cooked through. Serve.