Monday, September 22, 2008

Shrimp Purses

These are a  fancy looking appetizer that is actually pretty easy to make. They are baked instead of fried so they are low in fat and not greasy like fried wontons. I found the recipe in a magazine, but it is also on the Contessa foods website under "Kid approved foods".  My kids wouldn't eat them, but friends of mine who have more adventurous eater, loved them. The creator of the recipe called them Shrimp Krispies, but I think they look more like little purses.

It says to chop all the ingredients and then mix them. I minced the ginger root, and then just put it all in the food processor, which was much faster and worked really well. The package of wontons that I bought (in the produce area of the grocery store) came with about 48 wrappers and the amount of filling the recipe makes was exactly enough to fill them all.  The photo is a professional one from the Contessa website, but mine looked just about exactly like this. Not bad considering my 6 year old son "helped" me with them. 

  • 12 ounces cooked shrimp
  • 8 ounces cream cheese (low fat works fine)
  • 2 shallots, chopped fine
  • 1 teaspoon ginger root, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chives, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • Wonton wrappers
  • Sesame seeds

  • Sauce:
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine
  • 1 tablespoon cold water

Wet the edges of the wontons and then the corners together, twist and pinch tight.  Place on a cookie sheet, brush with water, and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Bake 10-12 minutes until golden brown. 

Serve with dipping sauce made by combining soy sauce, rice wine and cold water.


Snooky doodle said...

These look really nice. Ideal as an appetiser :-) I like your blog :-) Nice cookies and muffins

Meg said...

I love making food with wontons! I will have to try this!

Patsyk said...

awesome appy! they look delicious! I love that they are baked, so they at least seem healthy ... until you eat your way through a whole plate!

Astra Libris said...

What a beautiful, elegant appetizer! I quite agree - purses is a very appropriate name and description!

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