Shu Mei Sliders with Hoisin Mayo

for the burgers:
5 oz water chestnuts, drained
.5 oz dried shiitake mushrooms, rehydrated
1 lb peeled shrimp
1 lb ground pork
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons shaoxing
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

for the hoisin mayo:
2 1/2 tablespoons hoisin
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon five spice powder
1/4 teaspoon sesame seeds

slider rolls
1 cucumber, thinly sliced

Place all of the mayo ingredients in a small bowl. Whisk together. Refrigerate until ready to use. Place all of the burger ingredients in a food processor, pulse until well combined. Prep grill. Lightly oil your hands, a platter and the grill rack. Form into small burgers. Grill until cooked through, about 2 minutes on each side. Place on buns, top with cucumber and mayo.

Yield: about 18 sliders

My thoughts:

This going to be a quick post because I am in Seattle at the International Food Bloggers Conference! These sliders are awesome, they are my favorite kind of dumpling in burger form. They stay amazingly juicy and really do taste like dumplings, except smokier and crisper. I think they would be perfect for a party, they are small so you can cook a ton at once and serve them quickly.


  1. Nancy Grossi ~ Churned In Cali ~ The Wife of a Dairyman

    The sliders look great! Hope you're having a fabulous time in Seattle:)

  2. Hope you have a great time. Seattle was amazing when I was there and I hope you guys get great weather. And I've considered making meatballs out of dumpling filling, but never burgers.

  3. 2 Tbsp of 'shaoxing'???? that's a city… am I missing something here or are you? 🙂

  4. Hi Helen,
    Sorry for the confusion. Shoaxing cooking wine is a common ingredient in dumplings an other Chinese dishes.

  5. These sound amazing! I can't wait to try!

  6. Joseph's Grainery Recipes

    Yummm! This looks absolutely mouth watering.

    It was great meeting you at IFBC. Happy Cooking!

  7. I am helping a friend cater his party in a couple of weeks and this is defnitely going on the menu! (
    Although me being dumb hadn't realised that "sliders" were mini burgers . . . I think in England we just call them mini burgers!) Cheers! Rachel K