Shrimp and Mango Wonton Crisps

Shrimp and Mango Wonton Crisps
Staff Writer
Shrimp and Mango Wonton Cups

Big Girls Small Kitchen

Shrimp and Mango Wonton Cups

Wonton skins are a new favorite of the ladies behind Big Girls Small Kitchen. Here, they use these inexpensive and versatile wrappers to make cups to hold a cold salad of cooked shrimp and sweet mango tossed in a creamy ginger dressing. — Allison Beck

Ingredients

  • 12 wonton skins, cut into 4 squares
  • ¾ pound medium peeled and deveined shrimp, cooked*
  • 1 mango
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 ½ tablespoons minced fresh ginger
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • ¼ teaspoon Sriracha
  • ½ tablespoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cilantro leaves, finely chopped

*Note: If you are not buying pre-cooked shrimp, simply bring a pot of salted water to boil over high heat and cook the shrimp for 3-5 minutes, until they've turned pink. Drain and immediately transfer shrimp to an ice bath or place the colander under very cold water until the shrimp are no longer steaming hot.

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Place wonton skins on a cutting board and brush lightly with oil. Press each into a miniature muffin tin, oiled side down. Bake until wonton crisps are golden brown, about 8–10 minutes. Allow to cool for five minutes in the tin, then set aside and repeat. (The crisps can be made up to two weeks in advance.)

Cut each shrimp into 4–5 pieces — small enough to fit in the crisps — and peel and dice the mango into same-sized pieces.

In a food processor (if you do not have one, minced ingredients finely and combine in a bowl), combine the mayonnaise, mustard, ginger, lime juice, Sriracha, honey, and salt. Pulse to combine. This dressing can be made up to a week in advance.

About an hour before service, toss together the shrimp, mango, ginger dressing, and cilantro. Spoon into the crisps and serve immediately.

Shrimp Shopping Tip

To save time, buy shrimp that has been cleaned and deveined.

Shrimp Cooking Tip

Leaving the tail on shrimp will add a richer flavor to your dish.

Shrimp Wine Pairing

Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based desserts; sauternes or sweet German wines with pound cake, cheesecake, and other mildly sweet desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines with sweeter desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines, port, madeira, late-harvest zinfandel, or cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts.