Shrimp Wonton Stir Fry
You won't be disappointed with this shrimp wonton stir fry as it has all the umami flavors that create a tingling sensation on your palate. A combination of umami, sweet, and slightly spicy sauce tossed with crispy wontons, fresh shrimps, and stir-fried vegetables. You may serve this with a bowl of pipping hot jasmine rice or eat it just as is.
What is? (History/Background)
We love a quick and delicious stir fry on a weekend or any other day, especially if you crave on Chinese cuisine and don't want to go to a restaurant to eat a delicious stir fry. It will surely be an instant hit to your friends and family if you serve them with this insanely delicious shrimp recipe.
Tips and Procedure
- If you use fresh shrimp, you must select the freshest one. Peeling and deveining the shrimp is really a work. Pull off the head and slowly peel the legs until you remove the skin. If you see the visible black vein, slit it open and remove it. The black vein is not a vein if we talk about it from a scientific perspective; it is the shrimp's digestive tract. When not removed, the shrimp may taste bitter.
- If you plan to create a shrimp soup, you may set the shrimp heads in a food container and place them in the fridge for later use. It has a wonderful flavor and contains lots of umami.
How To Make
To make these delicious shrimp wonton stir fry, prepare the following ingredients:
- wontons, cut into strips and fried until crisp
- hoisin sauce
- soy sauce
- sweet chili sauce
- one tablespoon of water
- minced garlic
- vegetable oil
- sliced red onions
- peeled and deveined shrimp
- peeled and sliced carrot
- peeled and sliced red bell pepper
- snow peas
- salt & ground black pepper
Combine hoisin sauce, soy sauce, sweet chili sauce, and water in a small bowl. Mix well and set aside.
Add half of the oil to a heated non-stick skillet or wok and fry the minced garlic until crisp under low heat.
Remove from the heat and transfer to a small bowl. Set it aside.
In the same skillet, add the remaining oil and saute red onions until translucent.
Add the shrimp, carrots, bell pepper, and snow peas; stir fry for 2 minutes.
Pour in the prepared sauce and let it simmer until absorbed—season with salt and ground black pepper to taste.
Toss in the wonton strips and sprinkle the crispy garlic. Serve immediately.
- What is the difference between a wonton wrapper vs. a siomai wrapper? Can I use the siomai wrapper instead? Unfortunately, you can't use siomai wrapper in this recipe. There are multiple factors why it won't work. Siomai and wonton wrappers differ in their appearance, texture, and color. Wonton wrappers are typically square in shape, have a chewier texture, and have a pale white color. Meanwhile, siomai wrappers are made thinner than wontons and were designed to be fried or steamed without having a chewy texture. And most of the time, siomai wrappers are yellowish.
- What needs to expect? Even though the wonton strips were fried until crisp, they became slightly chewy once they were tossed in the stir fry with the sauce. This is expected since wonton wrappers are made this way, chewy in texture; however, since it was fried to crisp, you will still enjoy bits of crunch — which is very enjoyable.
- Can I use frozen shrimp? Yes, you can use frozen peeled shrimp that you can buy in the supermarket. It would be easier, considering that you don't need to peel it.