Shrimp Dumplings

Photo by Anna Williams
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  • Makes about 34 dumplings
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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 30 calories
    • Calories 12 calories from fat
    • Fat 0 g
    • Sat Fat 0 g
    • Cholesterol 11 mg
    • Sodium 68 mg
    • Protein 2 g
    • Carbohydrate 4 g
    • Sugar 0 g
    • Fiber 0 g


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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Use in Shrimp Dumpling Soup.