2-Ingredient Appetizer: How to Make Firecracker Shrimp

Everybody deserves to have a good, easy appetizer in their back pocket. And by “back pocket”, we mean mouth. And by appetizer, we mean this one.

Firecracker Shrimp. Inspired by a Thai restaurant favorite, we’ve recreated this recipe with just two easy little ingredients–shrimp and wontons. (You’ll also need some oil for frying.) Check out the recipe below to see how simple this delicious starter is to make. Then, grab your wok and get cooking. We’ve got a printable version of the recipe below, so you can have a whole batch of these yummy shrimp in your life, stat.

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Firecracker Shrimp

Quick and simple, this easy app is perfect for everything from casual dinners to cocktail parties. For dipping, we recommend purchasing a prepared Sweet Chili Sauce, which can be readily found in the Asian section of most grocery stores.

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8


  • 1 lb jumbo shrimp, raw and peeled
  • 8 wonton wrappers, sliced in half diagonally
  • 2 cups coconut, vegetable or canola oil (for frying
  • 3/4 cup prepared sweet chili sauce


Cut a 3-4 small slits down the inside of the shrimp, gently press them flat with the blade of a knife. Roll each shrimp tightly in a wonton triangle. If needed, wet your fingers slightly with a small bit of water to secure the wrap at the end. Heat oil in a wok over medium. Fry shrimp until golden, about 1-2 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate with a Good Cook Asian Spider Strainer. Serve with chili dipping sauce. Enjoy!

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