Shrimp Wantons: Trini Style

This is one of the ultimate Trini appetizers or snacks. It’s another recipe with a strong Asian influence, but as always we put our own Trini kick to it. It can also be made with chicken or veggies.

Here’s how I make mine.


  • 1lb peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 1 lemon
  • wanton wrappers
  • 1 cup of green seasoning
  • soy sauce
  • black pepper
  • sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp ginger
  • salt to taste

For the dipping sauce

  • soy sauce
  • ketchup
  • mustard
  • horse radish sauce
  • salt
  • sugar
  • pepper sauce
  • green seasoning



  1. Wash shrimp well with half of the lemon. Chop in the food processor until it forms a paste.
  2. Add 1 tsp of lemon juice to the paste and mix well.
  3. Add grated ginger, 1 tsp of salt, 1/2 tsp soy sauce, freshly ground black pepper, 1/2 tsp sesame oil and 3/4 of the green seasoning mixture. Mix well.
  4. Put a pot half-filled with oil on medium-low heat and let it heat up while you fill your wanton wrappers.
  5. Add about 1 tsp of the filling to a wanton wrapper. Add a little dab of water to the edges and fold into a triangle, sealing the edges. Hold the 2 pointed edges and stick together with a little water.
  6. When your oil is heated, add the wantons to the pot and let it fry for about 4-5 minutes or until golden brown. Place on paper towels to drain the excess oil.

Dipping sauce:

  • Add 1 tbsp of ketchup to the reserved green seasoning.
  • Add 1 tsp of horse radish paste, about 2 tsps of hot water and mix well. Add a dash of soy sauce, 1/2 tsp of white sugar, 1 tsp of mustard and salt to taste. You can also add some pepper sauce for more kick.


Check out my video on how to make this:

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