Cheng Du Wontons

Cheng Du Wontons (Spicy Sichuan Wontons)

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 30 pieces
Author: Marvellina
Learn how to make delicious Sichuan Cheng Du wontons doused in a savory, spicy and tangy sauce.
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Ingredients

  • About 30-35 pieces of store-bought wonton wrappers

Filling:

  • 6 oz ground pork
  • 6 oz shrimps shelled, deveined, and finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp corn starch
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Chili sauce:

  • 1 Tbsp finely chopped garlic
  • 4 Tbsp finely chopped spring onion
  • 3 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp chili oil
  • 1 Tbsp Chinese black vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

Making the wontons:

  • Combine the pork, shrimps, corn starch, egg, sesame oil, salt, and pepper in a large bowl and mix well
  • Then, using a teaspoon, put a small amount of the filling in the center of each wonton skin. Bring up the opposite two sides, dampen the edges with a little water, and pinch them together to seal and you get a triangle shape. Bring the two corners together to form a "tear-drop" shape and use a little water to pinch and seal. Continue until you have used up all the filling or wonton wrappers

Making the sauce:

  • In a large serving platter, combine the garlic, green onion, soy sauce, sugar, chili oil, vinegar, and pepper. Stir to mix well

Cooking the wontons:

  • Prepare a large pot of cold water (this is to "freshen" your wontons after they are cooked) Bring another large pot of water to a boil. Put in the wontons and bring to a rolling boil. When it seems like it's about to boil over, pour about 1 cup of cold water into the pot. Bring it back to a rolling boil and the wontons should be done at this point. Remove them with a slotted spoon and gently dip them into a cold pot of water you prepared earlier to stop the cooking process and then remove with slotted spoon. Transfer to a serving platter. Mix gently with the sauce and serve at once