Shrimp and Chive Dumplings

These dumplings are a simple and flavorful treat for anytime.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6


  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. rice wine
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp. minced fresh ginger
  • ½ lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • ½ cup finely chopped chives
  • 12 store-bought wonton wrappers
  • 1½ Tbsp. vegetable oil


  • In a medium bowl, combine the soy sauce, rice wine, sesame oil, and ginger.
  • Roughly chop the shrimp and mix with the chives in a separate bowl.
  • Put half the shrimp/chive mixture in a blender or food processor. Add about 1 tablespoon of the soy sauce mixture and pulse to make a smooth paste. Transfer to a bowl along with the remaining shrimp, chives, and soy sauce mixture. Mix well.
  • Place 1 heaping teaspoon of the filling in the center of a wonton wrapper. Brush the edges with water and fold over to make a half circle, pleating the top edges.
  • Heat the oil in a large frying pan and place the dumplings inside, pleated side up. Carefully add enough cold water to reach halfway up the sides of the dumplings, standing back in case of splatter. Cook, covered, about 10 minutes. The tops of the dumplings will be steamed through and the bottoms brown and crispy.