Kaffir Lime Leaves Fried Wonton
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Fried wontons with a savory shrimp and pork filling. The addition of kaffir lime leaves perfumes the crispy parcels with a wonderful aroma and flavor.
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Chinese
Serves: 30 big wontons or 50 small ones
  • 250 g shrimp - (about 150 g after removing shell)
  • 200 g minced pork (with some fat)
  • 8 kaffir lime leaves
  • 10 g ginger - peeled and minced
  • 1½ tsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp minced coriander
  • ½ tsp sesame oil
  • 3 dashes white pepper
  • 1 packet wonton wrappers
  • 1 small bowl of water (for sealing)
  • Oil (for deep frying)
Garnish (optional)
  • 2 kaffir lime leaves - thinly sliced
  1. Rinse, shell and devein shrimp. Cut into 1 cm pieces.
  2. Rinse kaffir lime leaves and pat dry. Use a small sharp knife to remove the spine from each leaf. Grind 8 of the lime leaves using either a mortar and pestle or electric grinder. Roll the remaining leaves and slice finely.
  3. Prepare wonton filling. In a bowl, add shrimp, minced pork, ginger, kaffir lime leaves and all ingredients for seasoning. Mix well until it forms a paste.
  4. Refer to this post to learn how to wrap wontons. I used the triangular ingot wonton shape but you can choose any shape that you like.
  5. Heat up oil for deep-frying. Cook the wonton in batches until golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon and place on a wire rack or paper towel to drain excess oil.
  6. Slice 2 kaffir lime leaves finely. Serve fried wontons with your favorite Thai sweet chili sauce and garnish with the sliced kaffir lime leaves.
Cooking Notes
1. You can add more kaffir lime leaves into the wontons if you want a stronger flavor of the lime leaves.
Recipe by Souper Diaries at https://souperdiaries.com/chinese-fried-wonton-recipe/