Asian Sensation: Wontons, sauce, and stir fry

OK, so my first endeavor with wontons was okay.. I wanted to improve! So since we didn’t have any idea what we wanted for dinner today, I just improvised as I strolled along the grocery store aisles last night. I have also included the tutorial on how I assembled the wontons.

Dipping sauce (can be made in advance, and put in the refrigerator)
2 asian pears, diced
1 1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 tablespoons hot mustard
1 tablespoon fresh chopped cilantro
pinch of cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

In a small saucepan, simmer the pears, water, and brown sugar for about a half hour. Drain the excess liquid and let cool. puree half of the mixture, and re-combine it along with all other ingredients until well mixed. Easy! Set aside and work on everything else.

CHICKEN WONTONS
1 small room temperature tub of cream cheese with either garden vegetables, herbs, or chives and onion
1/4 cup shredded swiss cheese
2 cups cooked chicken breast, chopped into tiny bits
pinch of cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon spicy mustard
1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
3 tablespoons creamy dressing, such as vidalia onion, ranch, etc (something to match the flavor of the cream cheese)
package of wonton wrappers
room temperature water, in a cup

First, mix everything EXCEPT the wontons and the water very well.

So now I am going to do this in a picture tutorial. Ignore the creaminess under the wonton (I had done all but this one!) and there is actually wax paper down under my work space: I would recommend you do that too)

First, lay one wonton down flat

Then put a small spoon of the mixture into the center

dab your finger in the water, and run it along the edge of the wonton, then fold it over into a triangle.

And here’s the finished mass of them!

Deep fry in 375 degree oil for about four minutes, turning once. It should be golden brown on all sides. A deep fryer is perfect for this! I served mine with some stir fry veggies (Frozen pack, cooked in 2 tbsp of olive oil and drizzled with soy sauce) and rice

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