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
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?)
Looking for more recipe ideas? Head on over to my Recipe Index. You’ll also find exclusive recipes on my iPhone and iPad app, and in my cookbooks, Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans (Andrews McMeel Publishing 2013) and Ready or Not! (Andrews McMeel Publishing 2017)!