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Wild prawn dumplings with chilli oil dressing

Prep time
20 mins
Cooking Time
10 mins



These quantities make 16 dumplings, enough for four each.

  • 400g MSC-certified banana prawns (look for the MSC blue fish tick label) 
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, finely chopped 
  • 2 green spring onions, finely sliced 
  • 2 tablespoons coriander stems+ leaves to garnish 
  • Pinch ground white pepper & sea salt 
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce 
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil 
  • 1/2 teaspoon caster sugar 
  • 16 Egg wonton wrappers 


  • 2 teaspoons dried chilli flakes 
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced 
  • 3 tablespoons oil 
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce 
  • 2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar 
  • 1/2 teaspoon caster sugar 

When shopping for sustainable seafood, look for the MSC blue fish tick label to be sure.

The MSC blue fish tick


  1. Peel and clean the prawns then divide into 2 equal portions. Cut half the prawn meat into a fine mince and cut the other half into large chunks.
  2. Place into a bowl and add in the ginger, spring onions, coriander stems, soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar and a pinch of pepper and salt. 
  3. Mix well then place 1 spoon of the prawn filling into the centre of a wonton. Brush 2 edges of the wrapper with a little water then fold over to seal. Repeat until the prawn filling is all used up. 
  4. Bring a pot of salted water up to a gentle simmer and poach the dumplings, in 2 batches for 5-6 minutes each, or until the prawns have changed colour and the dumplings float to the top of the water. 
  5. For the chilli dressing heat the oil up in a small saucepan until nearly at smoking point.
  6. Place the dried chilli and garlic into a small heatproof bowl and carefully pour over the oil. 
  7. Once it has stopped bubbling stir in the soy sauce, vinegar and sugar.
  8. Place the dumpling into a serving plate and drizzle with the chilli dressing and coriander leaves. 
Treat your faves to Wild Prawn Dumplings with MSC-certified sustainable prawns using this recipe by Courtney Roulston. Ideal for grazing and gatherings.

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