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Spicy Prawns on Crispy Wontons

24/08/2018 (Last Updated: 30/08/2018)

Spicy Prawns on Crispy Wontons is a recipe to impress your friends that’s simple to make, packed full of spicy heat and mouthwatering flavour. These Spicy Prawns on Crispy Wontons are a must have for your next dinner party.

Spicy Prawns on Crispy Wontons Recipe - An entree to impress your friends that's simple to make, packed full of spicy heat and mouthwatering flavour. | wandercooks.com

Spring is juuuust around the corner in our home town of Adelaide, and we’re looking forward to brighter mornings and long days in the warm sun. Winter’s having one last laugh before it lets us go though, and today’s downpour has made for the perfect day to stay inside with the heater cranked and our stove ready to party!

But the good news is, when it comes to whipping up today’s recipe for Spicy Prawns on Crispy Wontons, it doesn’t matter a hoot what the weather is up to. All you need are a few simple ingredients + a few little tricks up your sleeve and you’ll be ready to rock and roll.

When we first started cooking together, we set ourselves a goal to cook something completely different every night. Not only would this stop us getting bored of cooking the same boring recipes all the time, but we knew we’d also learn a heap of new techniques and flavor combinations along the way.

Spicy Prawns on Crispy Wontons Recipe - An entree to impress your friends that's simple to make, packed full of spicy heat and mouthwatering flavour. | wandercooks.com

This post first appeared over at Eazy Peazy Mealz where we’re contributors.

SPICY PRAWNS

Our track record gave us six months of deliciously different meals and led us to this Spicy Prawns on Crispy Wontons, which is not only juicy, crispy and insanely delicious, but also helped us learn two key techniques:

1. How to peel, de-vein and butterfly prawns.  You can use a shrimp deveiner and cleaner to help you out with this chore.

2. How to shallow fry wonton skins into delicious little appetiser holders

Spicy Prawns on Crispy Wontons Recipe - An entree to impress your friends that's simple to make, packed full of spicy heat and mouthwatering flavour. | wandercooks.com

It’s amazing how nervous we were to try our hand at new techniques like these! But every time we tried something new, it was never as hard as we thought. As time and meal after delicious meal flew by, we became open to being bold with our cooking and even more excited to try new things.

So, what’s your scariest yet most rewarding cooking experience?

Spicy Prawns on Crispy Wontons Recipe - An entree to impress your friends that's simple to make, packed full of spicy heat and mouthwatering flavour. | wandercooks.com

Spicy Prawns on Crispy Wontons Recipe - An entree to impress your friends that's simple to make, packed full of spicy heat and mouthwatering flavour. | wandercooks.com

Spicy Prawns on Crispy Wontons

Spicy Prawns on Crispy Wontons is a recipe to impress your friends that's simple to make, packed full of spicy heat and mouthwatering flavour. These Spicy Prawns on Crispy Wontons are a must have for your next dinner party.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Appetiser
Cuisine: Wandercooks Creation
Servings: 15 servings
Author: Wandercooks

Ingredients

For the Seasoning:

  • ¼ tsp black peppercorns
  • ¼ tsp coriander seeds
  • ¼ tsp sea salt flakes
  • ¼ tsp chilli flakes

For the Wontons:

  • 300 g uncooked medium to large prawns shelled and deveined
  • 5 square wonton wrappers
  • 1/2 cup peanut oil for shallow frying wontons and prawns
  • 2 tsp peanut oil
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 1 fresh small red chilli thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 1 spring onion thinly sliced

Instructions

  • Let's get started! Pop all your seasoning ingredients into a mortar and crush lightly with a pestle. Take in that gorgeous fragrance then set it aside for now.
  • Next, butterfly each prawn by slicing gently down the back (not all the way through), then flatten each prawn slightly and set aside.
  • Now slice each of your wonton wrappers in half. Heat the peanut oil in a small frying pan and shallow fry the wrappers in batches until deliciously golden brown. Remove from the pan and set aside on absorbent paper to drain.
  • Shallow-fry the prawns in small batches for around 15 seconds each side or until the prawns start to change colour. Be careful of any spitting oil! Remove them from the pan and set aside on absorbent paper to drain.
  • In a large wok or frypan, heat 2 tsp peanut oil, then stir-fry the garlic and chilli until aromatic. Pop in your cooked prawns, sweet chilli sauce and seasoning, and stir-fry until heated through. Remove from the heat and stir through the lime juice and spring onion.
  • To serve, place a prawn or two on each crispy fried wonton wrapper, making sure to top with plenty of the chilli/garlic/lime/spring onion seasoning. 
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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Sandhya Hariharan
    28/01/2019 at 10:03 pm

    Such an amazing crowd pleaser appetizer. I am going wild with toppings in my head on these wontons.

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      29/01/2019 at 10:59 am

      Thanks Sandhya, there are so many possibilities aren’t there? Only limited by your imagination (and your tastebuds) ????

  • Reply
    Neli Howard
    28/01/2019 at 10:00 pm

    I should definitely try that !!!! Looks so delicious ! ???? Such a great idea!

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      29/01/2019 at 10:58 am

      Thanks Neli!

  • Reply
    Annie @ Annie's Noms
    28/01/2019 at 8:08 pm

    Oooh these look moreish! My husband is obsessed with prawns and we always have wonton wrappers in the freezer; this is a great way to use them up!

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      29/01/2019 at 10:58 am

      Ah sounds perfect, hope you guys enjoy whipping up a batch!

  • Reply
    Veena Azmanov
    28/01/2019 at 2:35 pm

    Wontons are always a super food and this Shrimp flavor Wontons look amazing. Lovely appetizer for a perfect get together.

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      29/01/2019 at 10:56 am

      Totally agree – love it when something can be so simple AND look just like the crowd-pleaser it is! 🙂 =

  • Reply
    Jere Cassidy
    28/01/2019 at 1:03 pm

    This is a fun appetizer. I love the uses for wontons and how crunchy they are and then to be topped with shrimp just makes this more delicious

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      28/01/2019 at 1:45 pm

      I know, it’s a great way to use up those leftover wonton skins and make them go even further. So much flavour on such a tiny delicious platform! ????????????

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