Steamed flathead wontons

Pretty little wontons, all in a row – how yum is this!

by Jamison Godfrey •

Flathead is probably the main staple fish in Tasmania when it comes to catching a feed.

Everyone that does eat them always has their preference on how to prepare them: dusted in seasoned flour and barbequed or crumbed and shallow fried are all popular with locals here, but what about something different like wontons?

As long as the bones and skin are all removed the rest is so simple, you just need to find your nearest Asian grocer and grab some wonton wrappers and some rice wine, have a successful flattie session and the rest of the ingredients should be in your pantry.

Try them next time you have a few mates over, they won’t disappoint them

300g boneless skinless flathead fillets sliced finely
1 ½ teaspoons white sugar
1 ½ tablespoons rice wine
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon fresh ginger peeled and finely diced
2 stems of spring onion sliced finely
¾ teaspoon sesame oil
30-40 wonton wrappers (I made 32 from this recipe)


Place all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl except for the wonton wrappers and combine well. Lay out four wrappers at a time and brush each side with a little water.

Spoon some mixture into the centre of each wrapper then begin to close the wonton up with your fingers to represent a small money bag, squeeze the top tightly. Repeat this process until all the mixture is used.

Place the wontons into a steamer and cook for about 10 minutes in batches of 8-10, cook until all are done. Serve with your favourite dipping sauce or simply serve on their own, these also can be fried if preferred.

Close up the wonton wrapper ready for the steamer.
Pop the filling in the middle.
Brush the edges of the wonton wrappers with water.
Mix all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl, apart from the wrappers.

This recipe is from award winning chef Jamison Godfrey of the Drunken Admiral restaurant in Hobart, Tasmania. If you’re ever in Hobart we highly recommend visiting the Drunken Admiral and sampling their delicious menu of seasonal, local produce for yourself.
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