Fried Shrimp Wontons in Chili Sauce

Fresh and scrumptious fried shrimp wontons with a sweet, savory sauce. This dish is perfect for sharing or as its own meal. If I don’t fry these dumplings… I also love to boil them too… both are SUPER delicious. 

What you’ll need:

  • 6 oz. finely chopped shrimp
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped scallions
  • 1 tablespoon of ginger (juiced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Shaoxing wine
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon sugar
  • 1 pinch fresh ground white pepper
  • 18 Wonton skins
  • 4 tablespoons frying oil

For the chili oil sauce:

  • 3 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 6 tablespoons of Chumami chili oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chinese black vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sugar or agave syrup
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely minced
  • White pepper to taste

First thing is to add all of the wonton filling ingredients to a bowl (everything from the finely chopped shrimp to the white pepper) and whip everything together with your hands or a plastic spatula. 

To make the wontons, take a wonton wrapper, and add about a teaspoon of filling. Use your finger to coat the edges with water and fold your wonton wrapper into a triangle. Be sure to press edges tightly without squeezing out any of the filling. 

Once the wontons are wrapped, pour your frying oil into a shallow pan. While the oil is heating, make the sauce by mixing all the ingredients together in a small mixing bowl. 

Once your oil reaches 350 degrees farenheit ( we usually use the back of a wooden spoon or chopstick to see if it bubbles), gently place wontons into the pan. Try your best to not overcrowd the pan. Give 2-3 mins on each side til golden brown on medium heat. Remove from heat when cooked. 

Place on a paper towel to soak up any excess oil, and it is ready to serve. Grab your dipping sauce and you're ready to go. Enjoy!

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