This Pork and Shrimp Wonton Recipe is so easy to make at home, and tastes as good (or even better!) than wontons from your favorite Chinese restaurants!
Recently, a Din Tai Fung Chinese restaurant opened up in the Portland area. I was so excited to have their yummy dumplings and wontons so close by!
But over the past year, I've tried my hand at making my own dumplings and wontons at home. Honestly, it's SO much easier than you might think. It's also much less expensive AND... even MORE delicious!
That's what inspired me to make this delicious pork and shrimp wonton recipe.
❤️ Why you'll love this dish
This is truly my new favorite recipe. I'm obsessed with making these beautiful little pockets of deliciousness! Here's why it's so great:
- It's great as a main dish or as a side.
- It uses simple, fresh ingredients found in a regular grocery store or most Asian markets.
- It's better than take-out wontons and less expensive.
- You could add them to a bowl of wonton soup.
- You can make the chili oil as mild or as spicy as you like. So if you like heat, go for it!
I am a MILD heat kind of gal, so this recipe makes a chili oil sauce that most people will be able to handle. If you like it spicier, simply add more chili paste or throw in some diced peppers.
🍤 Ingredient notes
You can find most of these ingredients at your local grocery store. If not, I am including some links to where you can find a few of the specific Asian ingredients online.
To make these shrimp and pork wontons, you'll need:
- Wonton wrappers - you just need a regular square wonton wrapper. These all-natural ones work great.
- Ground pork
- Shrimp - Large raw shrimp, chopped
- Garlic - I use two garlic cloves, but feel free to adjust to your own preference
- Ginger - for a bit of spiciness
- Green onion
- Sesame oil
- Coconut aminos - for some savory umami flavor
- Shaoxing wine (an Asian cooking wine)
- Chili garlic sauce - as a base for the chili oil sauce
✅ Step-by-step instructions
Exact measurements of ingredients and instructions are in the printable recipe card toward the bottom of this post. Here are some helpful tips to guide you as you make this recipe.
To make the wontons
1. Mix together all filling ingredients in a large bowl. Have a small bowl of water and wonton wrappers ready.
2. Add a tablespoon of meat filling in the middle of each wonton wrapper. Wet the sides of the filled wrapper with a little water. Then fold the edges of the wrapper into a triangle, pinching together the longest sides to create an envelope-like wonton.
3. Repeat until all of the filling has been used. Keep filled wontons on parchment paper, covered with damp paper towels to keep them from drying
4. Cook wontons in boiling water in small batches for 4-6 minutes per batch.
To make the chili oil
1. In a medium bowl, whisk together all the ingredients for the chili oil below.
2. Place cooked wontons in a large bowl and mix with the chili oil. Serve immediately.
👩🏽🍳 Recipe FAQs
You can store leftover wontons in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat them in a wok or pan on the stovetop for 3-4 minutes with a little oil.
Yes, pork and shrimp wontons should keep for 2-3 months in the freezer. For best results, place them in a single layer in a freezer bag. Separate multiple layers of wontons with parchment paper so they don't stick together.
This recipe for chili oil sauce can be cooked for so much more than just wontons.
-Drizzle the oil over your morning scrambled or fried eggs
-Dip shrimp or vegetable tempura in the chili oil
-Toss it with the noodles in this easy Shrimp Lo Mein recipe
-Mix a few teaspoons of the chili oil into homemade ramen noodles
-Stir it into white or brown rice and enjoy a flavorful bowl of rice!
The sauce can be refrigerated in an airtight container or bottle for up to one week.
🥣 Tools and equipment
For this recipe, you just need a few basic kitchen tools:
Cutting board - use a sturdy, large cutting board. I like to prep the veggies and assemble the wontons. A large plate will also work, but I prefer a cutting board that has room for everything and makes for easy clean up at the end.
Mixing bowl - You'll need a large mixing bowl for the filling ingredients.
Slotted spoon - to carefully remove the cooked wontons from the hot water.
🍽 Serving ideas
These wontons go great when served with other Asian-inspired dishes. Enjoy it with:
Did you make this recipe? Don't forget to leave a 5-Star 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 rating in the recipe card, and if you really loved it, please leave a comment further down on the page. Thank you!
Pork and Shrimp Wonton Recipe
- In a large bowl, mix together all filling ingredients. Have a small bowl of water and wonton wrappers ready.
- Place a tablespoon of filling in the middle of each wonton wrapper. Wet the sides of the wonton wrapper with water.
- Fold filled wonton wrapper into a triangle, and then pinch together the longest sides to create an envelope-like wonton.
- Continue filling and folding wonton wrappers until all of the filling has been used. Keep filled wontons on parchment paper, covered with a damp paper towel to keep the wrappers from drying.
- Boil wontons in small batches for 4-6 minutes per batch.
- In a medium bowl, mix together ingredients for chili oil.
- Mix wontons with chili oil. Serve immediately
Nutrition information is a general estimate. Actual nutrition details may vary depending on the exact foods & brands you use to make this recipe. It does not take into account any substitutions, toppings, or optional ingredients.