Lunar New Year just passed us by last week, along with Valentine’s Day – and now Mardi Gras tomorrow. It’s been a busy time! You guys know I like to make things special for my family for all the holidays, especially in the food department.
JSL Foods reached out to me about participating in their Twin Dragon Wrapper Blogger Recipe Challenge, using their egg roll and won ton wrappers. I’m of course I’m waiting until the last horn blows to submit my entries in both categories: Holiday Appetizers, and Game Day Appetizers…
But, I used the Lunar New Year on Friday as my opportunity to make these spicy crab won tons. Ginger-Scallion Crab is a popular dish at many Chinese restaurants, so I wanted to use that flavor profile to give a nod to Chinese culture and the holiday.
Everyone really liked them! They were super-quick to throw together – and with the addition of Sriracha, they really packed a punch in the flavor department!
Spicy, but not too spicy that the boys couldn’t enjoy them too. A winner in my house, let’s hope it’s a winner in the contest too!
Spicy Ginger-Scallion Crab Wontons
8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
2 Tbsp Sriracha sauce
1/2 tsp kosher salt
4 scallions, thinly sliced
1 Tbsp finely minced ginger
8 ounces lump crab meat, picked through for shells
24 Twin Dragon Asian Won Ton wrappers
small bowl of water
canola or vegetable oil, for frying
sweet chili sauce, for serving
Place about 6 cups of oil in a large pot and bring to 350 degrees. Place a cooling rack inside a baking sheet, and top with paper towels – set aside.
In a medium bowl combine the cream cheese, Sriracha, salt, scallions, and ginger. Add the crab meat and mix until just combined.
To assemble the wontons – lay a wonton wrapper on a flat surface, with a corner facing towards you. Using the bowl of water, use your finger to wet the edges of the wonton wrapper. Place about 2 tsp filling in the center of the wrapper, and then fold the bottom corner to the top corner to form a triangle. Press on the edges with your fingers to firmly secure. Wet one end of the triangle and press it to the other side of the triangle – connecting the ends together.
Fry wontons in hot oil for about for about 3 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from oil and drain on prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining wontons. Serve warm with sweet chili sauce for dipping.
You can find Twin Dragon Asian Won Ton wrappers at your local Walmart. And, be sure to follow along on their social media channels for great recipes!