Menu Item: Shrimp Dumplings. : what can I use to replace the pork to come close to the richness it provides? Not trying to replicate the flavor.
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Ground veal, or beef. Lamb will be overpowering for the shrimp, and chicken is too lean.
I used ground chicken thighs in mapo tofu and it was great. The thighs are much moister than the breasts.
I also use ground chicken thighs as a ground pork replacement for dumplings.
Ground chicken thighs have just enough fat to keep things moist. My mom uses this too.