Pork and Shrimp Wonton. Delicious wontons filled with more pork than shrimp. Seasoned with garlic, green onion, soy sauce and sesame oil for extra flavour. Pairs delicious with leafy greens, noodles and some CHINESE CHILI OIL or my 3-INGREDIENT DUMPLING DIPPING SAUCE
Wontons are so good and delicious! I love them but sometimes I find the Chinese restaurants love to pack it with more shrimp than pork. So I’ve made a version that is packed with more pork than shrimp so these don't taste exactly like a classic Hong Kong shrimp wonton recipe. My husband isn’t a big fan of shrimp and I am sure there are many others who share that in common so I thought I’d share a wonton recipe like this so everyone has an option!
Easy to make!
My Chinese pork shrimp wonton recipe is very easy to make and if you have a food processor it makes it even easier! You simply grind your filling ingredients together in a food processor (I wouldn’t recommend a blender as it doesn’t have enough reach to grind all of the ingredients and it’ll be very challenging to wash). Then wrap the filling in store-bought wonton wrappers.
What do Pork Shrimp Wontons taste like?
Since these wontons contain more pork than shrimp, you’ll only taste a hint of the shrimp. The filling will be more pork based and every now and then you’ll get a taste of some minced garlic and green onion. They are absolutely delicious with the soft wonton wrapper.
Where can I buy wonton wrappers?
Any Asian grocer will carry them in the refrigerated section or freezer aisle. I would recommend getting the square ones or the round ones. Traditionally, the square ones are used.
Which nationality does pork and shrimp wonton belong to?
Pork and prawn boiled wontons originate from China.
What's better wonton vs dumpling?
That’s like comparing apples to oranges. Both are very delicious and it all depends on your desired taste. If you want a soft texture, then wontons will satisfy your tastebuds. However, if you want a crispy exterior with a chewy interior, then dumplings will hit the spot. Dumplings can also be boiled too and wontons can also be fried. So I can’t say that one is better than the other.
Do you cook wonton filling first?
No for this pork shrimp wonton recipe you want to fill your wontons first and then cook the whole wonton together with the filling.
How do you eat wontons?
You can eat these shrimp and pork dumplings on their own with a dipping sauce or chili oil, with noodles like wonton mein, or with some vegetables. There is no right or wrong way to eat them.
Are wonton wrappers for dumplings?
I wouldn’t suggest it as wonton wrappers are slightly thinner so if you decide to fry your dumplings, the skin may tear more easily.
How do you tell if pork dumplings are cooked?
When they all float to the top and the filling inside is not sticky or pasty anymore. The meat should be chewy.
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For this recipe
You will need the following ingredients for my pork and shrimp wonton recipe:
45 square wonton wrappers
- Shrimp pork wonton filling:
- 227 grams minced pork
- ¾ cups shrimp, peeled, deveined and finely chopped into a paste
- ½ tsp sesame oil
- ½ tbsp minced garlic
- 1 stalk green onion, finely chopped
- 3 tsp soy sauce
- ¼ tbsp sugar
- ½ tbsp cornstarch
- ¼ tbsp Chinese cooking wine
- Handful of leafy greens, finely chopped
Dip Suggestions for ground pork and shrimp wontons:
CHINESE CHILI OIL or 3-INGREDIENT DUMPLING DIPPING SAUCE
How to make pork and shrimp wontons
In a large mixing bowl, add your filling ingredients and mix in one direction until the mixture breaks down and the minced pork and shrimp become a paste. If you have a food processor, add your filling ingredients and grind until it’s pasty and well combined.
Then add 1 levelled tsp of the filling onto the centre of the wonton wrapper. Brush some water on the wrapper around the filling.
Pull up and bunch the edges of the wrapper together and pinch.
In a pot filled with water bring it to a rolling boil. Carefully lower your wontons in and boil uncovered for 5-8 minutes until they float.
Strain out the water and transfer cooked wontons to a serving plate. Enjoy these shrimp and pork dumplings with your favourite dipping sauce.
How to cook frozen pork and shrimp wontons
Simply fetch them from your freezer and in a pot of boiling hot water, toss them in. Boil for 7-8 minutes until they float and are cooked in the center.
Give it a try!
Well I hope you give my Pork and Shrimp Wonton recipe a try! It always excites me when you guys make my recipes and I hope this is one you try.
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Easy Pork and Shrimp Wonton
- 45 wonton wrappers
Shrimp pork wonton filling:
- In a large mixing bowl, add your filling ingredients and mix in one direction until the mixture breaks down and the minced pork and shrimp become a paste. If you have a food processor, add your filling ingredients and grind until it’s pasty and well combined.
- Then add 1 levelled tsp of the filling onto the center of the wonton wrapper. Brush some water on the wrapper around the filling.
- Pull up and bunch the edges of the wrapper together and pinch.
- In a pot filled with water bring it to a rolling boil. Carefully lower your wontons in and boil uncovered for 5-8 minutes until they float.
- Strain out the water and transfer cooked wontons to a serving plate. Enjoy with your favourite dipping sauce.