Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Shrimp Wontons

As said in the earlier post, I wanted to make something new and exotic. So I thought of making shrimp wontons. I went through a lot of recipes and mixed and matched to suit my palate. After I made them, I wondered why I had never made them before!! It was soooooo easy to make and so yummm!!! I could have deep fried them, but that wouldn't be an healthy option ofcourse! I could have steamed them too but I decided to boil them instead! :) I figure we can make this same dish vegetarian by simply eliminating the shrimps!! Will try that some other day. I have so many fillings in mind.. I will be tired trying them all... One at a time I say to myself :)

This makes about 18-20 wontons

10 shrimps, chopped coarsely
1/4 cup cabbage, chopped finely
2 whole chestnuts, chopped
1 scallion, chopped
2 tbspn ginger, chopped
2 tbsp garlic, chopped
1/2 tspn green chillies, chopped
1 tbsp vinegar
1 tbspn soya sauce
1 tbsp sesame oil
1/2 tspn sugar
18-20 wonton wrappers
Salt to taste (You can eliminate this, as the sauces will usually balance the saltiness)
1/2 cup water or 1 egg, beaten for sealing the wontons.

  • Mix all the above and set aside for 10-15 mins for all the flavors to bind together.
  • Fill each wonton wrapper with a teaspoon heap of the shrimp filling and seal them using water or egg.
  • Boil them in boiling water till the wontons become transparent and start floating.
  • Enjoy with some chilli garlic (I had this readymade) and ginger soy sauce (recipe given below).
Ginger Soy Sauce
1 1/2 tbsp ginger, chopped
2-3 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp vinegar
1 scallion, chopped

Mix all the above and use as a dipping sauce.


Angeline said...

Think your recipes are great! I love asain food especilally Thai... hope to try some of this food except I'm trying to lose weight... oh dera just making me too hungry!!

Shubha said...

Hey Angeline.. Thanks for stopping by and appreciating my recipes :) I try and make all or as many of my recipes healthy too, as I too have loads of weight to loose :) Thats the reason you will see a lot of baked/steamed/boiled items on the blog. Hope to see you around.

Anonymous said...

Hey Shubha,

Is the shrimp cooked or uncooked? the recipe sounds good. thanks.