Sunday, July 6, 2008

Spicy Wonton (紅油抄手)

Out of the blue on one cloudy day, I decided to spend the day in the kitchen. I flipped though one of my favorite Chinese cookbooks and saw a picture of spicy wontons. It made my mouth water so off I went to the grocery store, bought all the ingredients, and set to work.

It was an easy (although time consuming) dish to put together since I am pretty experienced at making wontons (I make the meat mixture and Luke wraps while watching a movie). We usually eat them in noodle soup or just plain soup. I like this new way of eating them, but just remember to eat in moderation! This is an excellent dish as an appetizer, but I don't recommend eating it as the main dish. It is extremely spicy!

Spicy Wontons:

- 15 to 20 wontons*
- 1 teaspoon of sesame oil
- 1 tablepoon of chilli oil
- 1 tablepoon of chilli paste
- 1 teaspoon of soy sauce
- pinch of salt and pepper
- 1 teaspoon of minced garlic
- roughly chopped coriander and green onion (as garnish)

1. Cook the wontons thoroughly and drain, set aside
2. Mix the rest of the ingredients in a big bowl
3. Add the wontons and toss well in the ingredients
4. Serve (in small portions!)

*I am sure everyone has their own version of making wontons. Mine consists of ground pork, chopped green onions, a square of tofu (to make the mixture less dense), egg, salt, pepper, sesame oil, and soy sauce. I don't have the exact recipe because I eyeball everything. Some people choose to add finely grind shrimp, which works very well. I sometimes add chopped ginger if I have any in the house. You can add and substitute anything, it's really up to what you prefer.

3 comments:

  1. so yeah, the 4th came and went, but we still kept eating. hell, I just finished off a can of pringles a second ago. anyways, back to Joyce's culinary adventures. She whipped up a great spicy wonton dish that filled us up good and well yesterday. She made the filling and the sauce, I did the wrapping (I like wrapping stuff!) and it turned out really really good.

    Then she made a great noodle dish this morning. Again, I ate and ate and ate...

    So yeah, I don't think I'm gonna be that svelt self come September. =[ Oh well, I like eating Suggy food! Besides, she said I could just get liposuction. Yes, I will look into that once I get back home later this week.

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  2. The sauce of my spicy wonton looks more "soy saucy" than "red hot spicy". This is because I added soy sauce and I was careful not to overload on chilli oil and chilli paste. I know at the restaurants they put more than necessary and lots of the sauce goes to waste. Anyway, there was definitely lots of heat in this dish (and very garlicky), don't be fooled by the picture!

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  3. You're making me hungry (lol)..this looks delicious! I love spicy food.

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