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Bowl of spicy pork wontons.

Spicy Pork Wontons

  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner/Entree
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Asian-Inspired


Spicy Pork Wontons (+ red chili broth) is an incredibly flavorful and delicious meal that you will come back to again and again!



Pork Filling:

  • 3040 wontons
  • 8 oz ground pork
  • 1 Tablespoon finely chopped shallot
  • 1/2 Tablespoon lemon zest, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 Teaspoon fennel seed
  • 1 teaspoon mirin
  • 1/2 Teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 Teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • pinch of ground black pepper

Chicken Broth:

  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 3 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 23 teaspoons garlic, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons shallot, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons scallion, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 34 tablespoons celery, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest, minced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 46 tablespoons red chili oil


  1. Combine Chicken Broth ingredients listed below (except red chili oil) in medium saucepan and let simmer.
  2. In small mixing bowl, combine Pork Filling ingredients listed above and mix thoroughly.
  3. Once you have your pork all mixed together, get your wonton-creating-station put together.  You need your wontons, your pork, a teaspoon and a little bowl of water.
  4. Take a wonton and place it flat on your hand. Take approximately a teaspoon full of pork filling and place it in the middle of the wonton.
  5. Then, dip your pointer finger of your other hand into your bowl of water and trace your finger around the outside of the wonton, making sure it is wet all the way around. Then fold the wonton in half, pressing down around the pork.
  6. Then, take the two corners on the side where there is the folded edge (the bottom two corners in the picture above) and bring them together.  You are going to want to get one of the corners wet with your water and then cross the two corners and press together (like arms crossing). Continue creating wontons until all the pork fillings is used up.
  7. Bring large pot of water to boil.
  8. Add approx. 8 wontons and let simmer for 2 minutes (or more depending upon how firm you like your wontons – I personally do no more than 2 minutes). Remove with slotted spoon and set aside. Continue cooking the wontons in batches until they are all cooked.
  9. Divide wontons between 4 bowls.
  10. Pour some broth over wontons.
  11. Drizzle 1/2 tablespoon Red Chili Oil over each bowl and mix with chicken broth. Taste it – if you want it spicier add another 1/2 tablespoon.
  12. Garnish with additional chopped cilantro and scallions and even some red pepper flakes if people are feeling really daring.
  13. Serve immediately.


  • Yield: makes approx. 44 wontons.
  • Serving: this isn’t meant to be a soup, but rather the wontons are supposed to sit in the broth – not necessarily be covered by it.
  • Spice it up: if you want it extra spicy feel free to sprinkle with some red pepper flakes.

Keywords: pork wontons