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Jamaican Jerk Shrimp Dumplings



  • Serves 4
  • Cooks in 45 mins (30m prep + 15m cook)
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Tastes: Bitter Salty Sour Sweet Umami
  • Estimated nutrition per serving

Shrimp dumplings Jamaican style

local_grocery_store Ingredients

restaurant_menu Method

  1. 1.In a large bowl, combine the shrimp, Jamaican jerk seasoning, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, and lime juice. Mix well to coat the shrimp with the marinade.
  2. 2.Cover the bowl and let the shrimp marinate in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes.
  3. 3.Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the marinated shrimp and cook for 2-3 minutes per side, until they are pink and cooked through.
  4. 4.Remove the shrimp from the skillet and set aside to cool slightly.
  5. 5.Place a small spoonful of the cooked shrimp onto each wonton wrapper. Fold the wrapper in half to form a triangle and press the edges to seal.
  6. 6.Repeat with the remaining shrimp and wonton wrappers.
  7. 7.Heat a large pot of water over high heat and bring it to a boil. Carefully drop the dumplings into the boiling water and cook for 3-4 minutes, until they float to the surface.
  8. 8.Using a slotted spoon, remove the dumplings from the water and transfer them to a serving plate.
  9. 9.Garnish with sliced green onions and serve hot.
  10. 10.Enjoy these Jamaican jerk shrimp dumplings with a side of soy sauce or your favorite dipping sauce!

lightbulb_outline Tips

  • chevron_rightMake sure to properly seal the wonton wrappers to prevent the filling from leaking out during cooking.
  • chevron_rightFeel free to adjust the amount of Jamaican jerk seasoning to suit your spice preference.
  • chevron_rightServe these dumplings as an appetizer at your next party or as a main course with a side of rice or noodles.
  • chevron_rightIf you can't find Jamaican jerk seasoning, you can make your own by combining spices like allspice, thyme, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, and black pepper.