Crab Wontons

Crab Wontons
Staff Writer
Crab Wontons

Miraval Resort and Spas

Crab Wontons

A light and fresh favorite at the Miraval Resort and Spas in Tucson Arizona, crab wontons are an easy appetizer that will please everyone. Serve with either a store-bought or homemade soy-ginger dipping sauce.

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Ingredients

  • ¼  Cup  Panko breadcrumbs
  • ¾  Cup  cream cheese
  • ⅓  Cup  finely diced red pepper
  • 2  Tablespoons  green onions, thinly cut on the bias
  • 2  Tablespoons  minced shallots
  • ¾  Teaspoon  lemon zest
  • ⅛  Teaspoon  salt
  • Pinch freshly ground black pepper
  • 2  Ounces  crab meat, picked over to remove any shell
  • 16  wonton wrappers
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • Store-bought soy-ginger dipping sauce, to serve

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Spread the bread crumbs in an even layer on a baking sheet and toast until they’re a light golden color, about 8 minutes.

Pulse the cream cheese in a food processor until smooth. Transfer to a large mixing bowl. Stir in the red pepper, green onion, shallots, zest, salt, pepper, crab meat, and toasted breadcrumbs. Mix gently until well blended.

Put the mixture into a large plastic re-sealable bag, and snip off one of the lower corners. Arrange the wonton wrappers on a dry, clean surface. Pipe about 2 tablespoons of the crab mixture into the center of each wonton; lightly brush a little water on the edges of the wonton to help seal the wonton. Bring
the top right corner and the bottom left corner to a point and pinch, then bring the bottom right corner in and pinch. Repeat with the other corner to form a pouch.

To bake, increase the oven temperature to 400 degrees F. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Arrange the wontons on the baking sheet and spray each one with a very light coat of cooking spray. Bake until golden brown, about 6 minutes. Serve two pieces for each serving while still hot with the dipping sauce.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
1g
1%
Sugar
1g
1%
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
3g
2%
Protein
2g
4%
Vitamin A, RAE
1µg
0%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Calcium, Ca
8mg
1%
Choline, total
7mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
5µg
1%
Magnesium, Mg
6mg
2%
Phosphorus, P
25mg
4%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
20mg
1%
Water
5g
0%

Crab Shopping Tip

Seafood shopping is quite easy in the general sense. Rule of thumb: if it smells fishy, don't buy. Fresh seafood should smell mild and more like the ocean and sea water rather than fish.

Crab Cooking Tip

Looking for a quick mid-week dinner? Seafood is a safe bet. It's quick to cook and simple recipes can get dinner on the table in 20 minutes.