Lobster Wontons

Lobster Wontons
Contributor
Lobster Wontons

Jane Bruce

Lobster Wontons

These fried pockets of deliciousness are based on the classic crab rangoons of Chinese takeout menus. They make perfect party appetizers because you can make the wontons ahead (be sure to cover with a damp cloth) and then fry them just before your guests arrive.

Click here for more lobster recipes.

Ingredients

  • 8  ounces  cream cheese, softened
  • 1  cup  chopped cooked lobster meat
  • 1/4  cup  scallions
  • 1  teaspoon  soy sauce
  • 1  teaspoon  rice vinegar
  • 30 wonton wrappers
  • 6  cups  canola oil

Directions

Mix together the softened cream cheese, lobster meat, scallions, soy sauce, and rice vinegar. Making sure the wonton wrappers are covered with a wet cloth, put 1 on a dry work surface and place a dollop of the cream cheese mixture in the middle. Dip your finger in water and trace it along all 4 edges of the wonton wrapper and fold 1 side over, making a triangle. (Try to make sure there isn't too much air inside the pocket.)

Place them on a tray so that none of the folded wontons are touching. Heat the oil so that it's shimmering (like a mirage), and fry the wontons in batches of 4 or 5 for about 1-1 ½ minutes each, making sure to turn them on the other side halfway through. Take them out as soon as the edges start to turn golden brown; they will continue to cook after taking them out. Put them on a plate covered with paper towels to drain. Serve hot with a dipping sauce like hoisin or sweet and sour.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
42g
60%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Cholesterol
14mg
5%
Protein
2g
4%
Vitamin A, RAE
15µg
2%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
32µg
36%
Calcium, Ca
9mg
1%
Choline, total
6mg
1%
Folate, total
2µg
1%
Magnesium, Mg
3mg
1%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
25mg
4%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
31mg
2%
Water
12g
0%

Lobster 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.

Lobster 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.