Friday, December 29, 2006

Wonton Shrimp

Wonton Shrimp - This is a dish my grandma makes a lot for family gatherings. I'm not sure if it's of Vietnamese origin. But my grandma started making this a couple of years ago and it shows up almost every gathering. We just had it last week for Christmas. :)

Wonton wrappers
Egg wash to close wrappers
Soy sauce for marinating shrimp
Oil for frying - I used olive oil.

I bought a package of frozen shrimp from Costco. Defrosted them and marinated the shrimp in soy sauce for about 20 minutes. Leave a little part of the tail out and wrap the rest of the shrimp in the wonton forming a little envelope. Use the egg wash to seal the wonton together. Fill the pan with oil and let it heat up. Then place the little shrimps and let them swim in the oil for 4 minutes per side until they are lighly brown and crisp. Take them out and place them on some paper towels to remove excess grease.

mishap #158: i didn't turn on the fan and the tile is greasy now. my husband noticed. is that what the fan is used for? oops. another duh moment brought to you by the budding cook. :( i will mop tomorrow.


Ben said...

Hi Budding Cook: I like the slide show. It's pretty creative of you. BTW, that shrimp wonton recipe is a great idea. Never seen it before but of course ... it's so simple. I can imagine how delicious it is. Thanks for idea.

Rasa Malaysia said...

Hey there,

I like the idea too...will have to use it on my site. I was trying to use Flickr Pictobrowser Freeware but I couldn't adjust the width...this one looks nifty and flexible.

simcooks said...

The wonton shrimp looks yummy with some sweet chili sauce. I also like the slide show!

mushroommeadows said...

Really great slideshow, bud. I just might make some using my deep fryer. :)

BuddingCook said...

ben, rasa, sim, mushroom -

that's for enjoying my slide show. :)

sim - i actually ate it with ketchup! that's so not asian huh. :)

tigerfish said...

Cool slide show, of course, with your wonton shrimps.

Nidhi said...

Even though I don't eat Shrimp, but I must say that your recipe is very nice and interesting. I am here for the first time and I liked your blog a lot.

Will keep coming...