Shrimp and basil wontons
You don't need to go out to a restaurant to get wonderful Asian food. You can create these fabulous wontons at home. Made from shrimp and basil, these wontons are a delicious appetizer that are perfect for a party. Enjoy these wontons with citrus hoisin sauce and pineapple salsa.
- 30 peeled and prepared shrimp
- 30 wonton squares
- 1 egg beaten
- 30 basil leaves small enough to fit in the wonton
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- Lay the wonton squares on your work surface and lightly brush two of the four sides with egg.
- Place the basil on the wonton followed by the shrimp which should divide the wonton into two triangles.
- Take one of corners and fold it over the shrimp till it meets with the other corner and seal with your fingers.
- Once the shrimp and basil are sealed in the wonton, place the wontons in a frying pan that is already set to low-to-medium heat with about a teaspoon of olive oil to cover the pan.
- Cook until wonton skin is lightly browned.
- Serve with citrus hoisin sauce and pineapple salsa.
Tip: Always place a cloth over the wonton skins you are not using to avoid drying and cracking.
Citrus hoisin sauce
- 2 cups hoisin sauce
- 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- juice of one lemon, lime, and orange
- 3 Tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 Tablespoon garlic minced
- 1 Tablespoon ginger minced
- Combine all of the ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a simmer on medium high heat.
- Reduce to medium and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Take off the heat and hold until you are ready to use it.
- 1 pineapple peeled, cored and diced
- 2 green onions sliced thin
- 1 tablespoon basil
- 1 lime juiced
- 1/2 cup red bell pepper diced
- 2 Tablespoons minced jalapeno
- Toss all ingredients in a bowl.
- Chill until you are ready to serve.
This recipe was provided by Chef Josh Paulsen from the 508 Bar and Restaurant, which is located in downtown Minneapolis.