Saturday, February 24, 2024

Shrimp Wontons with Sichuan Sauce











I am not really into spicy foods… I mean I can take a little heat, but not too much.  I usually tone it way down when I am making Chinese food at home.  But one night I was dining at a local Chinese place and the waiter got my order wrong and brought out the wrong dish.  He apologized and said he would return my meal and bring out the correct one, but asked if I wanted to taste this one first.  He said it was the most popular dish on the menu and he was sure I would love it.  So, I tasted it and boy did I love it.  I wanted more. 








So, I decided to make it at home. I knew the flavors that made it so delicious and it turned out great!  That was three years ago and I have been making it ever since. Just imagine, tender little shrimp filled dumplings over a bed of soft and tender ramen noodles and a sauce that will make you want to scream, “OMG this is so good.”  

Shrimp Wontons with Sichuan Sauce

Sichuan Sauce

1/4 cup soy sauce 

2 tablespoons chili oil (use less if you want less heat)

1 tablespoon white wine vinegar

1 teaspoon sesame oil

1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar 

Pinch of crushed red pepper

2 garlic cloves, minced 

1 green onion, sliced white and green


















Make the sauce first by whisking together all ingredients. Warm over medium heat until heated through.  Set aside.

NOTE:  Add only 1 tablespoon of chili oil at first and then taste to see if you need more.  You can adjust your heat by adding more or less chili oil and crushed pepper.  


Won Ton Filling


1/4 pound peeled and de-veined shrimp 

2 cloves garlic

1/2 teaspoon sesame oil 

1/8 teaspoon salt 

1/2 teaspoon corn starch 

10-20 won ton wrappers 

1 tablespoon chopped scallions 

2 packets Ramen noodles


Cut the shrimp into small pieces. Add the sesame oil, garlic, salt and cornstarch, stir to mix well. 





























Add a scoop of the shrimp filling onto the center of a wonton wrapper.  Wet your index finger with water and trace the outer corners of the won ton wrapper. Fold in half and pinch to seal opening.  Once you have a triangle, bring the corners to the middle and pinch together to seal.  Repeat the same to make 10-20 wontons.





















Heat up a medium sized pot of water and bring it to boil. Carefully drop the won tons into the pot. As soon as they float to the top, use a slotted spoon to transfer the won tons to a large bowl. 












Make your Ramen

Boil two cups of water in a medium pot. Add the ramen noodles and cook for 3-4 minutes or until al dente. Drain and remove noodles to a large serving bowl.  Add won-tons on top and drizzle on the sauce.  Gently stir the won tons until coated with sauce.


Drain and remove noodles to a large serving bowl.  Add won-tons on top and drizzle on the sauce.  Gently stir the won tons until coated with sauce.











Tender little wontons filled with succulent shrimp atop a bed of soft ramen noodles and drizzled in wonderfully delicious sauce! 













So good.  Want a bite?



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