Shrimp Pork Wonton 海老と豚肉のワンタン

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Shrimp & Pork Wonton

My daughter has been sick since Monday after school.  So I decided to make these wontons for my family.

Wontons are served differently in various part of China. For example, in the Canton area, it’s famous for wontons to be served with noodle and enjoyed as a comfort food.  For those of you who love spicy food, Chinese restaurants often have spicy wonton in a red chili sauce on the menu.  Last but not least, deep fried wonton and wonton skins are favorites everywhere.  What’s your favorite way to enjoy wonton?

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Shrimp and Pork Wonton II

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Shrimp & Pork Wonton
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Serves: 5
  • 22 shrimp, divined and finely chopped
  • ½ lb ground pork
  • 2 shiitake mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 4 green onions, finely chopped (save some for garnish)
  • 1 pkg wonton wrappers (46 wrappers)
  • Green onions chopped for garnish
  • White pepper for taste
  • 2 Tbsp. sake
  • 2 Tbsp. corn starch
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 cups low sodium chicken stock
  • 1 ½ Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. white pepper to taste
  1. In a large bowl, combine shrimp, pork, shiitake mushroom, and green onion. In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients for Seasonings and mix well.
  2. Add the Seasonings in the large bowl and mix well with hands. Set aside.
  3. In a large saucepan or pot, combine all the ingredients for the Soup and bring it to a boil. Turn off the heat and set aside.
  4. While making soup, start wrapping the filling with wonton wrappers (See How To Wrap A Wonton).
  5. After wrapping Wontons, re-heat the soup. Place 5-10 stuffed wontons in simmering soup (depending on how big your pot is – the key is not to overcrowd the pot). Cook 5 minutes, or until wontons are tender and translucent. Remove from heat and transfer to a serving bowl. Continue the rest of wontons. When you are done with cooking, pour some soup and garnish with green onions.
  6. If you have leftover filling, make small flat balls and pan fry them, just like a mini burger. You can keep them in freezer for a snack/dinner on another occasion.
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    • I usually use Japanese brand wonton wrappers and they usually don’t break unless I put too much filling. Also, make sure to press the edge very well and try to cook in batches so they don’t stick each other.

      Now I have to check what you got! So exciting!!

  1. Hope your daughter feels better now. You can give her room temperature 100 plus to bring down the fever beside the medication.
    Your wanton looks so delicious and so neatly wrap. You can add some chopped water chestnut to give some crunch.

  2. Looks really appetising. Wonton soup brings a specific memory for me. A friend once suggested that it is a great cure for hangovers. I tried it and the hangover did not go away, it was a pretty bad one, but the soup was delicious. I would love some wonton soup for lunch today, even though I don’t have a hangover:)

  3. Wontons are really comfort food and so divers. Yours look sooo pretty. Funny how much our stuffing is alike.
    I hope your daughter is feeling much better. The best thing about being sick is to be pampered! These wontons should do the trick.

  4. Nami, my favourite way to enjoy wonton is looking at your lovely photos!
    I love wontons and usually prepare them not in soups, but steamed and served with a salad or another raw vegetable side dish. I also never make the typical wonton shape. In short I make dumplings and not wontons 😉
    I have never made shrimp and pork filling, although I often have it in restaurants. I must try your recipe soon! It looks like a perfect comforting dish. I am sure your daughter feels much better after a couple of these!

  5. I hope your daughter is better today Nami! My favorite way to enjoy wontons is either in wonton soup or dumplings. There is a great place in Kansas City that serves wonderful dumplings, the seafood variety is my favorite. Your combo of pork and shrimp sounds so satisfying. I have wanted to make these for a while, can’t wait to try them!

  6. I hope your daughter is feeling much better. I too like something comforting and soupy when I am sick. I am sure your daughter love the soup. I like wonton with some my noodles.

  7. I hope your daughter is feeling much better now. I can never get my wanton to look as pretty as yours and I think making it so neat and tidy as yours would required lot of loving attention. :)

  8. Sorry to hear about your daughter and hope she feels better soon! I’m sure the naps and the delicious wontons will heal her in no time. These look like the perfect comfort food, and your wontons are wrapped so beautifully! I think my favorite way would have to be the hot spicy chili wontons. I can never seem to get enough of them!

  9. Now I totally am craving won ton min- which totally makes me think of my grandma- that was her all time favorite!! I hope your daughter feels better soon- all her new friends are waiting for her to come back to preschool!!

  10. Sick baby is the worst thing! Hope she is better soon. Won ton is a real favourite – takeaway, though! I think I may give this a go, it looks so good.

  11. Oh dear, hope your daughter recovers fast.

    My favorite way to enjoy Wontons is in soup broth! I can have as many as 20 and it makes a comforting satisfying meal. I usually like to have more veggies in the filling – makes it moist and juicy. Hmmm…maybe that is why I can eat 20 or more!!!!

  12. I’m saving this recipe to try! I love wonton soup so much. I haven’t made wontons in so long though. I really should because my husband loves them too and I think the kids would enjoy them. Yours look perfect :) Hope your daughter feels better soon!

  13. Mika

    Oh no…. I hope Shi-chan is feeling a bit better by now… Well, you all should just take it easy ; )

    I love this stuff. Makes me feel somehow winter season, though… Funny…

  14. I’m so sorry your daughter is sick! But still, it sounds like she got to enjoy some quiet, comforting, mommy-time, which always helps. Plus, looking forward to some yummy wontons like these would definitely make anybody feel better.

  15. Awww you are such a sweet mommy! Even at this age when i feel sick, i wish my mom is with me , no medicine can give you that comfort :)
    As for that wonton… i am drooling! you know my love for these and my love for any kinda dumplings. gorgeous clicks.

  16. Oh, I love wonton soup…and I just know your version is amazing, Nami! I like them in soup and deep fried…just give me some yummy wontons! Hope your sweet daughter is on the mend soon~

  17. looks like such comfort food! it’s been raining a lot lately and this would be perfect for my dinner tonight haha hope your daughter is feeling better!

  18. I am so sorry your baby girl is sick! Whenever i am sick, I always want my mommy too! Unfortunately, I think I’m a little big for her to cuddle with for an entire nap. This soup looks like just the thing to give her a burst of energy.

  19. Hey Nami, my apologies for not coming by lately, I’ve been so busy with house guests, remodeling, getting ready to head on on vacation again… excuses, I know, but I just wanted to drop by and say hello.

  20. Wishing your daughter speedy recovery… my 14 yr old daughter..still clingy when she’s not well..:D
    I love my wonton deepfried actually… love the crispy and crunchiness of the skin.
    Nice photos … as always 😀

  21. Yummy, I love wontons!! Your bowl of soup looks SO delicious… I really wish I had it here in front of me right now! My favorite is Szechuan style with spicy chili oil. My mouth is watering already.
    I hope your girl is feeling better soon! It’s good that she gets so much comfort from you, and you get a chance to spend some time with her (even napping!)

  22. I hope your little princess feel better soon. I’m sure these wontons will cheer her up :-). They look so so good Nami, Thanks for this recipe. Pamper your doll and take care.

  23. Hope that she feels better. :) And for my wontons I make seitan-crab (I’m vegan) and mix it with super-spicy chilis. Normally I put it in a soup to be lower fat – but ocassionally I will pan fry or bake.

  24. I always loves dumpling, all kind of it!
    This wonton I guess is a variety of dumpling – chinese dumpling? :)
    I often made gyoza – japanese dumpling & mandu – korean dumpling
    This wonton I see use 2 of my fav ingredients – shrimp & ****ake mushroom
    Tq for sharing the recipe Nami, I’ll make it when my frozen mandu is run out
    best wishes & get well soon for ur little princess dear :)
    My little son is sick also, he is 3,5yr – he got typhoid , so yes – I having a “long nap” also for the past 2 days 😀
    Thx again! 😉

  25. Aww…I hope your girl feels better soon..hugs to her.
    Love this shrimp wontons- I order them without fail at P F Changs..and I think you know my shrimp love.Such healthy & delicious recipes are comfort food for me.Thanks for sharing your version.

  26. Sorry to hear about your daughter – happily she has a doting mother who can cook her pants off! So happy to see this recipe for wonton soup – one of my favourites and you do it up so well. Beautiful Nami.

  27. Handsome won’t eat shrimp if he knows they are in something. The idea just freaks him out a bit. But I love wontons with a great shrimp pork mix. This reminds me I need to make some again.

  28. So sorry about your little daughter being sick…hope she’s feeling better by the end of the week…no fun being sick, but I’m sure your wonderful yummy wontons will make her feel better.
    Congratulations on the top 9, Nami! Well deserved:D
    I buzzed you!

  29. Nami, I am sorry to hear that your little one is sick but I am sure after these wonderful wontons she will be feeling much better.
    Maybe you should fit in just one more afternoon nap – just for good measure. 😉
    Have a happy weekend.
    :-) Mandy

  30. These plump wontons would get me interested in eating any time :) Hope your little girl is feeling better. My favorite way to eat wontons are steamed and in soup just like this! Congrats on the Top 9 and have a wonderful weekend, Nami!

  31. We would do everything to make sure our children feel better when they’re sick. That is being a good parent, Nami. This wonton soup looks very soothing and delicious. Hope your daughter is feeling better. :)

    ~ ray ~

  32. I hope your little one is feeling better. Blogs and dust bunnies can wait when your babies are sick. And, this picture perfect recipe looks great in the Top 9!

  33. hi nami…I often visit your blogs and I like the recipe you present…and this recipe I tried it 2x but in my own version…I like the way you wrap the wonton……In my own version I am always failed I have no style in wrapping… just wrap it and dab some water to close lol no style…I will try this and this time I will no longer disappointed =)

  34. Suz

    Your wantoon looks great!
    Just a Q… Normally i will pre prepared the meat in the fridge for other day usage. Can i place the shrimp, green onion and mushroom in the meat? or shd it be prepared and cooked immediately?

    • Hi Suz! You can keep over night, but I wouldn’t leave it for too long. The ingredients get too salty from marinade. I usually try to cook when the ingredients are still fresh. I’m not sure how long you are talking about, but I would freeze the meat until you are ready to use if it’s more than 2 days. So the meat will be fresh when defrosted. Hope this helps. :-)

  35. AnnaEA

    I learned to make wontons working at a chinese restaurant when I was in my teens. My favorite filling for them is coarsely ground pork seasoned with plenty of ginger and some oyster sauce. We used to seal them with a little cornstarch and water paste along the edge and pressing firmly. Mrs. Lee also taught me that you have to let them dry out a little bit — if the seam is still really wet when you go to boil or fry them, the water in the seam lets it open up.

  36. Ali

    I made this for dinner tonight, and Oh. My. Gosh.! The broth for the soup, alone, tasted wonderful! So good! My new comfort food!