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Shrimp Wonton in Spicy Sichuan Sauce Recipe

Adapted from My Asian Kitchen Cookbook by Jennifer Joyce (reprinted with permission) © 2019 Murdoch Books. Learn how to fold wontons in my step by step video here: https://steamykitchen.com/23790-pork-and-spinach-wontons-recipe-video.html
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4 people
Calories 251 kcal


For the Shrimp Wonton

  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 inch slice of ginger peeled
  • 1/2 pound raw shrimp peeled, deveined
  • 7 water chestnuts canned is fine
  • 2 stalks green onion green and white parts, finely chopped
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 30-35 wonton or gyoza wrappers

For the Spicy Sichuan Sauce

  • 1 clove garlic finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon roasted Asian chili flakes in oil, drained
  • 2 tablespoons black or rice vinegar


  • In a food processor, purée the garlic and ginger and then add the prawns, water chestnuts, soy, spring onions, 1 teaspoon of the egg white and the coriander. Keep pulsing, leaving the mixture chunky, but together.
  • Lay out six of the wrappers, keeping the other wrappers covered with a tea towel so that they don’t dry out. Place a heaped teaspoon of the filling in each and brush the edges of the wrapper with the remaining egg white. Bring one side over, creating a triangle or half moon. Squeeze out any trapped air. Dab the corners with a little more egg white and cross over, then press them together to form a wonton. Continue until all the wrappers are filled.
  • To make the spicy Sichuan sauce, mix all the sauce ingredients together and pour into small bowls.
  • Bring a very large stockpot of water to the boil and have a cup of cold water ready. Add some of the wontons and then add the water. When it comes to the boil again, the wontons are ready to remove. It’s best to use a slotted spoon to scoop them out. Drain on a plate. Add the remaining wontons to the water, which should be boiling again. Repeat with the cold water and let cook.
  • Divide the wontons among the bowls of sauce, top with sesame seeds and chopped spring onions and serve immediately.


Calories: 251kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 19gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 148mgSodium: 1330mgPotassium: 171mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 99IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 113mgIron: 4mg
Keyword dim sum, dumpling, wonton
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