Pork shumai is a dish originating from China, very loved by Vietnamese people and included in the delicious menu every day at home. Each piece of meat is rounded, mixed with a strong tomato sauce, very suitable to eat with white rice or bread. In the article below, Long Phuong introduces you to a simple way to make this dish to treat your loved ones.

Xu mại sốt cà chua - món ngon mỗi ngày cho cả gia đình
Saumai with tomato sauce - a delicious dish every day for the whole family

Prepare: 20 minutes | Processing 45 minutes | Servings for: 4 people

Xiu mai is a long-standing traditional dish of the Chinese people, and is also a favorite dish of many Vietnamese because of the rich, sweet and sour taste of tomato sauce and the softness of each piece of meat. 

In particular, this is also a delicious dish every day for families because it is suitable when combined with white rice. In many provinces and cities on the S-shaped strip of land, bread served with pork shumai is also a famous dish and is chosen by many tourists. 

There are many ways to prepare this dish, but to cook it properly, the sauce has an attractive red-orange color and the tender moisture of the most suitable piece of meat is not simple. Let's go to the kitchen with Long Phuong to show off your talent to conquer this famous dish!

1. Sausage ingredients:

  • 400g minced pork 
  • 150g raw ham
  • 200g shrimp
  • 150g bean sprouts
  • 100g purple onion
  • 3 green onions
  • 50g cilantro
  • 20g garlic
  • 120g tomato sauce 
  • 600ml bone broth
  • Seasoning: ½ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon seasoning powder, ½ teaspoon pepper, ½ teaspoon garlic powder, ½ teaspoon cornstarch, 1 teaspoon oyster sauce, 1 teaspoon MSG, 1 teaspoon sugar, 1 teaspoon tapioca, 1 teaspoon seasoning , 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of MSG, 2 teaspoons of sesame oil, 40g of rock sugar.

How to choose fresh ingredients:

The shumai dish will be delicious dishes every day for the whole family when meatballs and ketchup are prepared with the highest quality and guarantee. 

With the ground pork, you should buy it at department stores or supermarkets, large butcher shops to ensure freshness and safety for health. At the same time, you should choose the meat that is bright red, not pale, with a little fat to prevent the dish from drying out when cooking. However, if you do not like to eat fat, you can choose completely lean meat. 

For tomato raw materials, you should choose bright red fruits with green stems, avoid choosing fruits that are crushed or watery. This way, the food will taste more delicious and beautiful

2. How to make tomato sauce sauce: 

Step 1: Prepare ingredients 

Wash the purple onion then cut it into small dices, if you don't have the purple onion, you can replace it with an onion then chop similarly. 

With scallions, you wash and then cut them into diced like purple onions. 

Switch to cilantro, cut off the roots, wash each stalk and finely chop it. Peeled scallions and minced garlic.

Next, you peel the beans, then cut them into pieces. After you have minced and put the beans in a bowl, add 1 teaspoon of salt and mix well by hand. At this stage, if possible, you should put the freshly made beans into a cloth bag and squeeze out the water. 

The 200g shrimp part, after being peeled and washed, patted dry with water. 

Preliminary preparation of ingredients for shumai dish with tomato sauce
Preliminary preparation of ingredients for shumai dish with tomato sauce

Step 2: Marinate and process pork shank

Add 400g of ground pork, 200g of minced shrimp and 150g of raw pork bowl. Raw spring rolls will be the ingredients to help make delicious dishes every day – shumai is softer and more flexible. However, if you don't have this ingredient, you can replace it with calamari. 

Next, you put in the meat inside bowl ½ tsp salt, 1 tsp oyster sauce, ½ tsp seasoning powder, 1 tsp MSG, 1 tsp sugar, ½ tsp pepper, ½ tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp sesame oil, 60g chopped red onion, green onion, cilantro rye, 1 tablespoon cornstarch. Then mix well so that the meat and seasonings infuse together.

Finally, you add the beans to the prepared mixture and stir well. Put on paper gloves, soak a little oil in your hands and roll each piece of meat to the size you want to eat.

After you have completed the rounding of the shumai, place each piece of meat in the steaming workshop lined with parchment paper. You turn on the medium heat and steam for 10 minutes. 

Roll each piece of meat into bite-sized pieces
Roll each piece of meat into bite-sized pieces

Step 3: Make tomato sauce

The tomato sauce in the shumai dish is the most attractive part of the ketchup shumai – this everyday delicacy. To make this sauce, first, you add 120g of tomato sauce, ½ teaspoon of seasoning powder, 1 teaspoon of MSG, 1 teaspoon of salt, 40g of rock sugar.

Add oil to the pan, then add minced onion and garlic. When the onions and garlic are golden and fragrant, add the prepared sauce mixture to the pan, stirring frequently so that the sugar is dissolved. 

Then, you add 400ml bone broth to the pan to sweeten the sauce, you can replace it with chicken broth according to your preference. The sauce will become thicker when you add 1 tablespoon of cornstarch mixed with 2 tablespoons of water in a ratio of 1:2. In addition, you can add chili powder to the sauce to create a beautiful orange-yellow color for the dish. 

Step 4: Finished product 

After you have finished making the sauce, take out the meat that has been steamed in the factory, slowly put each piece into the pan to stir with the tomato sauce. The hot sauce, rich in sweet and sour taste, and the soft meatballs will blend together. 

After about 2 to 3 minutes, take out the dish dish, pour sauce on top, garnish with herbs and enjoy with family. 

The rich tomato sauce shumai dish, bringing rice will be a delicious dish every day that you should add to the menu for that family.

Slowly add each piece of shumai into the pan with the tomato sauce
Slowly add each piece of shumai into the pan with the tomato sauce

3. Enjoy:

Tomato sauce shumai is a delicious everyday dish for all families, loved by all ages for its flexibility, combined with delicious tomato sauce. This is also a delicious dish in Vietnamese meals, adding a rich flavor when eaten with rice, or used with bread. 

Tomato sauce is not a separate dish for any special time or occasion, can be eaten at any time for breakfast, lunch or dinner, is a dish every day without creating a feeling of boredom. Enjoy this delicious dish with your loved ones!

Sausage with tomato sauce is delicious when eaten with rice, or used with bread
Sausage with tomato sauce is delicious when eaten with rice, or used with bread

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