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Shrimp Wontons with Spicy Dipping Sauce


You won't believe how easy it is to make these delicious, fresh shrimp wontons at home. Don't forget the amazing dipping sauce!



12 ounces raw shrimp

25 wonton wrappers

3 tablespoons cilantro, finely diced

3 tablespoon scallions, finely diced

1 teaspoon light soy sauce

1 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil

2 teaspoon cornstarch

1 teaspoon ground ginger

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon white pepper

Pinch of sugar

1 egg, for sealing the wontons

Wonton Dipping Sauce:

3 tablespoons light soy sauce

1 tablespoon water

1 tablespoon chili crisp

1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar

1 teaspoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon sesame oil


  1. For the wonton dipping sauce: combine all ingredients. Taste and adjust seasoning. Set aside until service.
  2. For the wonton filling: mince half the shrimp finely with a sharp chef's knife. Cut the other half of shrimp into small pieces. Combine the shrimp with finely diced cilantro and scallions, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, salt and white pepper. Mix well. 
  3. To fill the wrappers: spoon about 1 teaspoon of the shrimp filling into the center of each wonton wrapper. (if using larger, square wonton wrappers, you can likely fit at least 2 teaspoons of filling in each) Use egg wash on your fingertips to wet the edges of each wonton. Close each wrapper tightly, pinching the dough to close into a small purse shape. 
  4. To steam the wontons: prepare your steamer basket over a pot of boiling water. Or, if you don't have a bamboo steamer basket, create your own with balls of aluminum foil in the bottom of a large pot with a tight-fitting lid. Sink a plate carefully into the pot, pouring water around it. Bring the water to a simmer. Add shrimp wontons to the plate (over parchment paper to prevent sticking and tearing). Spaced evenly with enough room to steam. Cover and steam for 4-5 minutes. Remove the wontons carefully to a plate and start the next batch.

  5. To serve: transfer shrimp wontons to a plate and serve warm with wonton dipping sauce.


Use either wonton skins or dumpling wrappers in this recipe. Dumpling wrappers may be a little thicker and chewier, so plan to steam for a few more minutes. 

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Category: Easy Recipes
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Asian

Keywords: Shrimp dumplings, Shrimp wontons, Chinese dumpling recipe