If you are craving for something light, appetizing , yet not too complicated to make.... here is an easy recipe to do... Deep Fried Shrimp Wonton Recipe. These wontons may also be boiled and served with chicken soup. My grandchildren loves it! I decided to try and concoct my own recipe of these shrimp wontons and share it with you.
Wonton wrappers ( the ones used for siomai )
1/4 kilo shrimps ( shelled and deveined ) - then chop finely
2 tsps. of finely chopped green onions
1/2 tsp. finely chopped ginger
1tbsp soy sauce
1tsp Chinese Rice Wine - you can buy this at the supermarkets or you can use dry sherry wine.
1tsp sesame oil
In a deep bowl mix all the ingredients above into the marinade and let it stand for at least an hour. You can prepare this ahead of time and keep it in the freezer till it is time for you to use it.
Wrapping wonton is actually quite easy and fun. You have to work with one wonton wrapper at a time. Simply separate them and lay them side by side on a damp paper towel to avoid them from drying out. Place a teaspoon of the shrimp filling onto the middle of the wrapper. Wet the edges of the wrapper and gather to seal. Another way to seal is -- to twist gently with wet hands. The easiest way is like the photo above.. you just pinch the edges of the wonton wrapper but what I do is to shape it like little pouches which makes it easier to eat.
Heat enough cooking oil on a deep skillet and drop wontons one by one. Since my skillet was not that big I dropped 5 at a time. You can also use a pair of wooden chopsticks while doing this.
Fry for about 2 - 3 minutes until golden brown. You will know when they are done .... is when the wontons float upwards.
Serve with soy sauce. There are different sauces you can use with these wontons. You can either use sweet chili sauce, mango chutney ( a must try !) , or you can eat it plain.
Well, wasn't that as easy as pie??? Try it out today and let me know what you think about it!
Happy Cooking Everyone!