Chinese prawn purses

Tasteful Chinese prawn purses Recipe

Using bought wonton wrappers means these impressive dumplings are easier than they look.
Chinese prawn purses
Prep Time : 0:55 | Cook Time : 0:10 | Total Time : 1:05 | Serving : 8 person.


  • 450g peeled green prawns, finely chopped

  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed

  • 3cm piece fresh ginger, peeled, grated

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh coriander

  • 2 green onions, finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon Ayam hoisin sauce

  • 2 teaspoons shao hsing wine (Chinese rice wine)

  • 32 wonton wrappers

Dipping sauce

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh coriander

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil

  • 1 long red chilli, finely chopped


  • Step 1

    Combine prawn, oil, garlic, ginger, coriander, onion, sauce and wine in a medium bowl. Cover. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Place 1 wonton wrapper on a flat surface. Spoon 2 teaspoons of prawn mixture into centre of wrapper. Brush edges with cold water. Fold up sides to form a square pouch. Pinch edges together to enclose. Repeat with remaining wrappers and prawn mixture.

  • Step 3

    Place a large bamboo steamer, lined with baking paper, over a wok of simmering water. Place half the purses, without touching, in steamer. Cover. Steam for 5 minutes or until wrappers are translucent and prawn mixture is cooked through. Transfer to a large plate. Cover to keep warm. Repeat with remaining purses.

  • Step 4

    Meanwhile, make dipping sauce: Combine soy sauce, coriander, lime juice, sesame oil, chilli and 1 tablespoon cold water in a small bowl.

  • Step 5

    Serve purses with dipping sauce.

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