Video:Shrimp Wontonswith Rachel Edelman
Whether you boil or fry them, shrimp wontons hit the spot every time. Learn how to whip up this delicious dish at home.See Transcript
Transcript:Shrimp WontonsHi, I'm Rachel Edelman for About.com Food. Today I'm going to show you how to make your own shrimp wontons.
Shrimp Wonton IngredientsFor this recipe, you will need:
- 1 pound uncooked shrimp, shelled and deveined
- 1 egg white
- 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- ginger root
- 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
- cornstarch (for dusting baking sheet)
- 1 8-ounce package wonton wrappers, (use 2/3 package; thaw if frozen)
Shrimp Wonton Dipping Sauce IngredientsYou will also need:
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon hot chili flakes
Prepare the Shrimp FillingPour the shrimp into a food processor, and pulse shrimp until they're finely chopped.
Then transfer the cut shrimp into a large bowl, and mix in the egg white, cilantro, soy sauce, and sesame oil. Peel some ginger, and grate about 1/2 teaspoon into the mixture. Mix everything together.
Fill the WontonsLightly dust a baking sheet with cornstarch. Take one wonton from the plate, and put it on the baking sheet.
Fill wontons one at a time. Place 1 teaspoon of shrimp filling on one side of wonton wrapper. Moisten the edges with water.
Fold the Shrimp WontonsFold the wrapper diagonally over filling to form a triangle. Firmly press to seal the sides.
You can make a different shape for the wonton. Place 1 teaspoon of filling in the wrapper. Pick up all the sides, and squeeze it to seal. You can even twist it a little, so it looks like a money bag or a purse.
Boil the Shrimp WontonsBring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the wontons, about six at a time. The wontons are done when they rise to the surface. This may only take three minutes.
Remove them with a slotted spoon or a strainer. Place on a tray in a single layer, cover and keep warm. Cook remaining wontons.
Prepare the Shrimp Wonton SauceIn a small bowl, stir together the soy sauce, sugar, and chili flakes.
Fry the Shrimp WontonsInstead of boiling, you can deep-fry the wontons. Heat oil in a pan to about 360 degrees. Add the wontons in small batches.
Fry them, turn them occasionally, and after about two minutes on each side, they'll be golden brown.
Remove with tongs or a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Serve the wontons warm or at room temperature with the dipping sauce.
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