One of the reasons why wontons are so popular is that they are crispy and crunchy on the outside and delicious on the inside. You can either use wonton sheets as a base, arranging the “filling” on top, to make canapé-style snacks, or you can enclose the filling. The second option is more fun and nobody is going to imagine that your wontons contain a creamy salmon filling until they pop one into their mouth.
You only need five ingredients, plus cooking oil, for making this wonderful smoked salmon wontons recipe. Use red onion instead of green onion if you prefer or if that is all you have. This simple recipe is great if you are looking for buffet snacks or if you simply want something new to surprise your family with. These wontons can be enjoyed as they are or served with some kind of dip. Since they contain cream cheese, you will find that something contrasting is the best idea. Try sweet chili sauce or even spicy chili sauce.
You can get smoked salmon flavor cream cheese if you just want to make wontons that taste of salmon but if you want the texture of smoked salmon, you will need a package of that as well as cream cheese. As an alternative, try swapping the smoked salmon for chopped cooked shrimp. The result is similar and just as tasty. Imitation crab would be a good budget option.
- 1 lb cream cheese
- 1 beaten egg
- ½ package smoked salmon
- 2 green onions
- 1 package wontons (at least 12)
- Oil, for frying
- Chop the green onion finely and let the cream cheese reach room temperature.
- Chop the salmon into small pieces, and then mash it into the cream cheese with the green onions.
- You do not have to use all the salmon unless you want to; a little goes a long way.
- Break the wontons along the perforations or cut each one into 4 equal-sized squares.
- Brush the beaten egg over the wontons to make them stick.
- Divide the cream cheese mixture between the wontons, then fold the edges over the make triangles (or shape them into squares) and seal them.
- Pour an inch and a half of oil into a frying pan and heat it over a moderately hot flame.
- When a drop of water sizzles upon contact with the oil, it is hot enough to use.
- Drop the wontons into the hot oil and cook them for a couple of minutes per side. When they are golden brown, they are done.
- Drain them on paper towels and serve hot.
Wontons are a heavenly combination of a crunchy outside and an exciting filling inside. In this case, the filling is made with smoked salmon, green onion and cream cheese. This is such a simple recipe but sometimes the most easy fish recipes are the best ones. Whether you serve a spicy chili sauce, like the one shown in the picture, or another kind of dipping sauce, that is up to you. You can even eat the wontons without a sauce, since the cream cheese ensures they stay moist. This delicious snack is just one idea for smoked salmon. It is true that smoked salmon is really versatile and there are plenty of delicious salmon recipes you can make.
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