Yum Yum Shrimp in Wonton Cups! Say wha?! Perfectly seasoned shrimp sear up to perfection and are coated in the delectable Japanese-style steakhouse sauce and served in crispy wonton cups. An appetizer that will disappear before your eyes!
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How to get Started
These crispy cups of delish begin with the addictive hibachi restaurant classic, Japanese steakhouse white sauce, aka yum yum sauce! The pink-tinged, creamy and slightly spicy blend works well on pretty much any protein, rice and veggies.
Plus, with one whisk and one bowl, you can whip up your own in five minutes or less. It pairs perfectly with these well-seasoned seared shrimp. A little tang with a little spice is really nice! 🙂
The crunch of the crispy baked wonton shells adds great texture to the creamy sauce and tender shrimp. You can bake the wonton wraps up to 5 days ahead and store in an airtight container at room temperature. Also, it's best to fill them just before serving so they don't get soggy on the bottom.
When ready, load up your wonton cup with the Yum Yum Shrimp and top off with another whole one and plenty of yum yum sauce on the side. Enjoy!
More Delicious Snacking Recipes
Here are a few other snacking ideas along with an entire roundup of delicious recipes that are great with fish and seafood.
Yum Yum Shrimp Wonton Cups
Yum Yum Sauce
- ¼ cup mayonnaise
- ¼ cup non-fat greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons chili sauce or ketchup
- 1 tablespoons rice or white wine vinegar
- ½ tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon toasted sesame oil
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper or hot sauce
- ½ tablespoon water as needed for desired consistency
- Cooking spray
- 4 tablespoons olive oil , divided
- 24 wonton wrappers , 3 ¼ x 3 ¼ inches
- Salt and pepper
- 1 teaspoon Cajun spice
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ¼ teaspoon white pepper
- 1¼ pound shrimp (31-40 count), peeled, deveined and tails removed
- ⅓ cup shallots , minced
- ⅓ cup green onion , thinly sliced
Yum Yum Sauce
- In a medium bowl, whisk first 12 ingredients together until well combined. Whisk in water a teaspoon at a time until desired consistency is achieved. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover and chill. Makes ¾ cup.
Shrimp & Assembling
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat mini muffin cups with cooking spray. With about 2 tablespoons of the olive oil, brush one side of the wonton wrappers. Gently press wontons, oil side up, into wells of the pans. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Bake wonton cups 7-9 minutes until edges turn light golden brown and are set. Remove from oven and cool on racks for 5 minutes.
- Remove cups from muffin tins and place on racks to cool completely. (Can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature up to 5 days.)
- Combine Cajun spice, paprika, chili powder, salt, and white pepper in a small bowl. In a medium bowl, toss prepped shrimp with spice mixture to coat.
- In a large skillet, heat remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium-high heat. Sauté the shrimp until just opaque in the center, 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently. Transfer cooked shrimp to a clean bowl.
- Set 24 whole shrimp aside. Coarsely chop the remaining shrimp and place in a medium bowl. Add the shallots and green onion.
- Gently toss with just enough Yum Yum Sauce to coat. Fill wonton cups with yum yum shrimp mixture. Place a whole shrimp on top.
- Drizzle with additional Yum Yum Sauce. Garnish with chopped chives, parsley and green onion, as desired.
Meet our guest of honor, Katherine! Katherine blogs over at Love In My Oven and is the proud momma to two boys and a soon-to-arrive baby girl!!
A huge thank you goes out to Kelly from Kelly Lynn's Sweets & Treats for spearheading the gathering and keeping 22 bloggers organized and on point. Be sure to check out the shower invitation at the end of the post to see all of the awesome recipes contributed in honor of Katherine and her family!
You don't need to know Katherine to join in the fun, just enjoy all of the pink-themed recipes the bloggers are bringing to the party! Scroll down to see what the bloggers are sharing, and click on the links to hop over to their websites to check out their recipes.
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