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Shrimp and Vegetable Wontons

Wontons filled with bay shrimp, vegetables, garlic and a little Chinese 5 spice.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Easy Appetizer Recipes
Cuisine Asian
Servings 30 Servings



  • 1/2 pound bay shrimp or shrimp meat
  • 1/2 cup diced shiitake mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 cup diced carrots
  • 1/2 cup diced yellow onion
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chinese 5 spice powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 30-35 wonton wrappers thawed if frozen
  • water
  • oil for frying


  • In a bowl combine shrimp, mushrooms, celery, carrots, onion, garlic, 5 spice powder, vinegar and soy sauce. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Spoon 1 teaspoon of shrimp mixture onto a wonton wrapper. Dip your finger in water and run along the edge of the wonton wrapper. Then carefully pull opposite sides together to make a pointed top. Repeat with remaining filling and wrappers.
  • Heat 2 inches of oil in a large pan over medium high-heat. Once oil starts to shimmer, drop a little piece of a wonton wrapper into the oil. If it sizzles it is ready. Fry wontons in batches until golden brown, about 3-4 minutes. Be careful not to overcrowd the pan. With a slotted spoon, transfer wontons to a paper towel lined plate. Sprinkle with kosher salt and serve.


If you don't want to eat all of the wontons at once, place the ones you don't want to fry on a cookie sheet and freeze them. Once frozen transfer to sandwich baggies for later use. Enjoy!
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