Shrimp Dumplings



Makes about 34 dumplings

Recipe from

Real Simple

Nutritional Information

Calories 30
Caloriesfromfat 12 %
Fat 0 g
Satfat 0 g
Cholesterol 11 mg
Sodium 68 mg
Carbohydrate 4 g
Fiber 0 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 2 g


1/2 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
2 scallions (light and dark green parts), chopped
1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 8-ounce can water chestnuts, drained and roughly chopped
1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves (optional)
1/4 cup fresh basil (optional)
1 12-ounce package wonton wrappers
3 tablespoons cold water


In a food processor, pulse the shrimp, ginger, scallions, soy sauce, and oil until a paste forms. Add the water chestnuts, cilantro, and basil (if using) and pulse briefly.

Place 34 wonton wrappers on a work surface lined with wax or parchment paper. Place 1 heaping teaspoon of the shrimp mixture in the center of each.

Fill a small bowl with the water. Use a pastry brush or fingertip to brush the water along the edges of a wrapper. Fold it over the filling to form a triangle, then press the edges to seal. Use in Shrimp Dumpling Soup.