Scallop Dumplings

Scallop Dumplings with lemon supreme and soy sauce in a pink bowl. on the side is a chinese soup spoon and a pair of chopsticks

Wonton wrappers are so versatile they are definitely a freezer staple in this household. Besides the near infinite number of fillings, there are also plenty of cute folding methods. From boiled, steamed, or fried, you will never run out of new combinations. These scallop dumplings are dressed in a refreshing lemon soy sauce perfect for summertime.

For these scallop dumplings I use large 10/20 sea scallops, but that was just because I had them on hand. To save money you can use smaller bay scallops as they are all getting chopped up anyways. If you want dumplings but don’t want seafood, try my fabulous pork wontons in chili crisp!

Scallop Dumplings Recipe

scallop dumpling ingredients on a table, top down image

This scallop dumplings recipe only requires a few ingredients. Feel free to leave some out if it is something you don’t eat or enjoy. The filling is super simple and you can make it hours in advance!

Ingredients

20-25 Wonton Wrappers – I suggest getting them fresh from your local Asian grocery, but frozen will work well provided they have been handled properly.

250 grams Scallops – I used large sea scallops, but I actually suggest using Bay scallops as they are cheaper. They will all be chopped up anyway.

2 tbsp Green Onion – finely chopped

1 Lemon – supremed, see photo below

1/2 tsp White Pepper

2 tbsp Soy Sauce

1 tbsp Mirin

1 tsp Sesame Oil

Sesame Seeds – for garnish

How To Make Scallop Dumplings

minced scallop with green onion in a glass bowl

Begin by mincing your scallops into small pieces. Mix together the scallop mince with the green onion and white pepper in a bowl.

folding the scallop dumping in a wonton wrapper

Place a teaspoon more or less of the scallop mince into the center of the wonton wrapper. Wet the edges with your finger and fold them into a standard wonton pouch.

scallop dumplings on a floured piece of parchment paper ready to be boiled

Let the dumplings sit on floured parchment paper while you make them all. The flour prevents them from sticking to the table and ripping when you go to pull them up.

Lemon Soy Sauce Dressing

making lemon supreme with a sharp knife

In a bowl combine the soy sauce, mirin, and sesame oil. Supreme the lemon (cut out the wedges in between the pith and peel) and drop the wedges into the sauce. I suggest supreming the lemon directly over the bowl so the extra juice goes into the dressing.

lemon soy sauce marinade in a blue bowl on a wooden table, top down image

Add some more chopped green onion if you like. I find it gives a great color pop and really elevates the final dish.

boiling dumplings in a pot of water

When you are ready to boil the dumpling just drop them gently into a pot of boiling water. Let cook for 2 minutes then remove and place directly in the serving bowl.

scallop dumpling cross section held with a pair of chopsticks above a bowl

Spoon over some of the lemon soy sauce dressing and dig in. Enjoy your freshly made scallop dumplings in a delightful and refreshing sauce.

scallop dumplings in a bowl with lemon soy sauce dressing
scallop dumplings in a bowl with lemon soy sauce dressing

Scallop Dumplings

This refreshing scallop dumpling recipe is a great seafood wonton dish and it pairs perfectly with a deliciously refreshing sauce
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Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Authentic Chinese Food, Dumpling Recipes, Dumplings, Seafood, Shellfish, Wonton
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 25 dumplings
Calories: 1226kcal
Cost: $15

Equipment

  • 1 Pot to boil water

Ingredients

  • 20-25 Wonton Wrappers I suggest getting them fresh from your local Asian grocery but frozen will work well provided they have been handled properly.
  • 250 grams Scallops I used large sea scallops but I actually suggest using Bay scallops as they are cheaper. They will all be chopped up anyway.
  • 2 tbsp Green Onion finely chopped
  • 1 Lemon supremed, see photo below
  • 1/2 tsp White Pepper
  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Mirin
  • 1 tsp Sesame Oil
  • Sesame Seeds for garnish

Instructions

  • Mince your scallops and green onions together and then mix in a bowl with the white pepper.
  • Fill the dumpling wrappers with about a tsp of the scallop mince and fold into a standard wonton shape. Place on a floured piece of parchment paper while you do them all.
  • Cook the dumplings in boiling water for 2 minutes. Remove with a slotted ladle and place directly into your serving bowl. Spoon over some of the sauce and garnish with sesame seeds.

Lemon Soy Sauce Dressing

  • Add the soy sauce, mirin, and sesame oil to a bowl.
  • Supreme the lemon directly over the bowl and let the pieces fall right into the mix. Add some more chopped green onion and lightly swirl to mix.

Nutrition

Calories: 1226kcal
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