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Easy Prawn Wonton Recipe for Lunar New Year

Category: food

Celebrate Lunar New Year with these super easy 10 minute Prawn Wontons

Lunar New Year is celebrated by over 1.5 billion people across the world. Traditionally families gather to make dumplings together for their local celebrations. Dumplings are considered lucky as they are shaped like silver ingots, a traditional form of currency.

  • Serves: 2
  • Time needed: 10 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy

  • Ingredients - Wonton Filling:
  • 350g green prawns
  • (peeled, deveined, chopped into small pieces)
  • 1 teaspoon table salt
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger (peeled and grated)
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Chinese rice wine
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • Small handful of coriander leaves (finely chopped)
  • 30g water chestnuts (finely chopped)
  • 3 pinches of ground white pepper
  • Additional Ingredients:
  • 1 small egg (beaten)
  • 1 packet Wonton skins


  • Step 1
    In a large mixing bowl, combine all the wonton filling ingredients and mix well.

    Step 2
    Lay out wonton skins on a flat surface. Fill each wonton skin with 1 large teaspoon of the wonton filling.

    Step 3
    Use the beaten egg to dampen the edges of the wonton skin. Fold the wonton skin in half to form a triangle, then bring the bottom corners together to finish the fold. 

    Your folded wonton should look like this:

    Step 4
    Boil the wontons in boiling water for a 2-3 of minutes or until they float to the top. You can also steam the wontons for 6-8 minutes. 

    Serve hot with your favourite Asian dipping sauce, soy sauce or chili oil.

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