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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Cashew Rangoons




This was a good vegetarian substitute for crab rangoons, and I think they tasted much better. Sometimes I think using other ingredients to make vegetarian dishes of food that are traditionally filled with meat are really better, they are more creative and have a better flavor, most things I have made have been great.

This recipe is from Mary Makes Dinner.

Ingredients:
-15 wonton wrappers
-1/2 cup raw cashews
-1 tablespoon tahini
-1 Tbsp lime juice
-1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
-1 tablespoon hot sauce
-1/2 cup water
-3 scallions, thinly sliced
-1/2 red pepper
-salt and pepper
Mix the cashews, tahini, lime juice, soy sauce, hot sauce, salt and pepper in
a blender.Mix in a little bit of water at a time as needed.
Combine the cashew mixture with the red pepper and green onion.
Put a spoonful of the mixture in the middle of a wonton wrapper.
I had to cut my wonton wrappers into fourths so they weren't so big.
Get 2 sides of the wrapper wet, and fold the wrapper into a triangle.
Then pinch 2 of the corners together.
Heat oil for a few minutes.
Drop in the wontons, heat until golden brown, about 4
minutes per side for me.





I dipped these in soy sauce, which was really good. The shell was crispy and the inside was soft, it was a good combination. They were't too spicy, and didn't have any overwhelming flavor. It took me a little more time than I expected, there were a lot of ingredients to mix, but it still took less than 30 minutes, and I thought it was worth it.

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