Need party food? Bacon-wrapped figs are tasty, but they’re not the only hors d’oeuvres in the Paleosphere, you know. Want to try something different?
I grew up eating Chinese dim sum, but I can no longer tuck into a basket of dumplings without feeling grossed out about the soy, vegetable oil, cornstarch and MSG in every bite. Thankfully, Paleo-friendly dim sum can be whipped up in a hurry. This recipe, from our best-selling Nom Nom Paleo iPad® app, is a great party dish ‘cause it’s simple, crowd-pleasing, and stealthily Whole30-compliant.
Keep reading for the recipe!
Makes 24 pieces / Hands-On Time: 20 minutes / Total Time: 40 minutes
- 24 ounces (about 24 medium-sized) cremini mushrooms
- 2 tablespoons melted Ghee or fat of choice
- 8 ounces fresh or frozen shrimp
- ¼ cup scallions (about 2 scallions), roughly chopped
- ¼ cup packed cilantro
- 2 bacon slices, diced (about ⅓ cup)
- 1 tablespoon jalapeño pepper, diced small
- 1 teaspoon Paleo-friendly fish sauce
- Kosher salt
- Freshly-ground black pepper
Here’s what you do:
Preheat the oven to 450°F.
Clean your cremini mushrooms and remove the stems.
Place the mushrooms on a foil-lined baking sheet, and brush them with melted ghee. Roast the mushrooms, gill-side down, for 12 minutes.
Flip over the mushrooms, and roast for 5 to 10 minutes more, or until the liquid released by the mushrooms has evaporated.
While the mushrooms are in the oven, de-vein and remove the tails from the thawed shrimp, and…
…chop them into medium-sized pieces.
Toss the shrimp, scallions, cilantro, bacon, jalapeño, and fish sauce into the work bowl of a food processor. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Pulse the ingredients for the filling until a coarsely-chopped mixture develops. The filling should be the consistency of a sticky, chunky paste.
Scoop out the filling with a spoon or small disher, and…
…fill each cooked mushroom with the shrimp paste.
Return the mushrooms to the oven for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the shrimp mixture has set.
Transfer the mushrooms to a plate and serve.
These dim sum bites taste even better with a squiggle of homemade Paleo Sriracha on top. (But then again, doesn’t everything?)
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