Wonton Filling

Christine Albury

Looking for a great idea for a wonton filling? Check out this recipe, which uses pork and shrimp. It's quick, easy, and tastes amazing!

If you're looking for the perfect wonton filling for your Chinese dumplings, look no further than pork and shrimp.

Wonton Soup Photo

This classic combination is the most popular, probably because it's just so juicy and delicious. This wonton filling recipe uses both those ingredients and keeps things nice and simple.

But you can adjust it if you want to include a few of your other favorite flavors! Tasty additions include water chestnuts, mushrooms, carrots and Asian greens!

Top tip: Whenever you are making a wonton filling with ground pork, you neeed to make sure its fat content is high enough. It needs to be 30 per cent at the very least - preferably more.

That might sound a lot, but using pork with a lower percentage of fat will produce dryer, harder wontons with less flavor.

Wonton Soup Picture

Tips for wrapping wontons

The most important thing to remember when wrapping your wontons is to keep the wrappers covered under a damp tea towel, otherwise they will dry out and be hard to work with.

Fill and wrap your wontons one at a time - don't lay out all the wrappers in one go before filling them, as they will start to dry out before you have had time to fill them all.

Don't be tempted to add more than a teaspoon of filling to each wonton. You might think you will save time by making each wonton bigger, but what is more likely to happen is that the wrappers will split and your wontons will be ruined!

Wonton Soup Image

There are all sorts of ways to wrap wontons - some unecessarily complicated! Unless you are an expert, the easiest way is to lay one wrapper squarely on top of another wrapper ravioli-style, with the filling in between. Simple!

How to store wontons

You can make a whole batch of uncooked wontons ahead of time and place them in the freezer for future use. They will keep for up to 6 months.

Uncooked wontons don't keep well in the fridge - they tend to go soggy. The best option is to cook them, then store the cooked wontons in the fridge for 2 to 3 days. Cooked wontons may also be frozen for up to 6 months.

Wonton Soup Pic

Other wonton recipes

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Wonton Soup

Jalapeño Avocado Cream Cheese Wontons


Wonton Filling

    10 Servings


  • 10 ounces Shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 1/2 ounces Ground Pork, (not lean)
  • 3 medium Scallions, chopped finely
  • 2 thin slices of Fresh Ginger, roughly chopped
  • 25 Wonton Wrappers
  • 1 tablespoon All-Purpose Flour, to stop the wontons from sticking
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 tablespoons Light Soy Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Rice Wine
  • 1/4 teaspoon White Pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sesame Oil


  1. Place half the shrimp and pork in a food processor, along with the ginger and all of the seasonings, then blend together.
  2. Chop the remaining shrimp and add it to the blended mixture, along with the scallions. Mix well.
  3. Put a teaspoon of the shrimp mixture into the middle of a wonton wrapper and close it tightly with your fingers, brushing the edges with a little water to help them stick if necessary.
  4. As you wrap each wonton, place it on a plate covered with a thin layer of flour to prevent sticking.
  5. Bring a pot of water or broth to a boil and cook the wontons in batches, for around 5 minutes. When they are cooked, they will float to the top of the pot.
  6. Your wontons are now ready to serve. 
Source: The Spruce Eats
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Author: Christine Albury
Source: The Spruce Eats
Recipe Yields: 10 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 serving
Servings Per Recipe 10

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 18
Calories 473

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g
  Saturated Fat 1g
Sodium 1278mg
Total Carbohydrate 79g
  Dietary Fiber 3g
  Sugars 3g
Protein 24g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Christine Albury

About Christine

I'm a mom of 5 and love making healthy baby food with wholesome, natural ingredients. In 2005 I started the Homemade Baby Food Recipes website, sharing recipes for everything from simple fruit purees to gourmet curries for the baby food connoisseur! You'll also find plenty of tried and tested tips to help encourage even the most reluctant diner to enjoy a wide range of nutritious new foods. If you enjoy cooking, then you will LOVE learning to become head chef for a very special little customer!

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