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Pork Potstickers with Soy-Chili Dipping Sauce

These hot little bites are simple to prepare and they offer a typically exotic Asian flavor. We are using ground pork to make them, along with Chinese hives, eggs, ginger, and seasonings. You can either mince the ginger and add that (a bit less perhaps) or else soak it in water to make ginger water and add as much of that as you need, so you get a potsticker filling in a nice, paste-like consistency. Add a little liquid at a time and keep stirring.

There are various ways of folding wontons and potstickers, but one of the simplest is getting them into a half moon shape. Make sure you do not overfill these because you do not want them leaking their filling out in the skillet. To seal them, wet the edges of the wrappers and simply squeeze them together. They will stay shut. Then you need to fry them until they are golden brown, adding some water to the pan so they are both fried and steamed. That is what makes potstickers characteristically soft on one side and crispier on the other. Serve these hot with the dipping sauce.

The dipping sauce can be whisked together while the potstickers are cooking. You will need soy sauce, chili oil, sesame oil and sesame seeds, and then perhaps add a little stock or water. These make a nice treat before the entrée comes out if you wanted to serve them at the table. Alternatively you could serve these as finger food or offer them at a buffet. If they cool down a bit that is alright – warm is just as good as hot, and you do not want anyone to burn their mouth anyway. Once you have made a batch of these you might want to experiment with other fillings, such as ground chicken with Thai basil rather than the pork and chives for example. Continue reading

Crispy Vegetable Spring Rolls

This recipe is really good if you want to make hot appetizers. Spring rolls are similar to egg rolls, although spring rolls wrappers are much thinner than egg roll wrappers because they are made of rice paper instead of dough. Egg rolls are believed to be Chinese in origin and spring rolls are thought to have started out in Thailand or Vietnam. If you serve them raw they are called summer rolls, but deep-fry them and they become spring rolls.

The following recipe is vegetarian and it features yummy ingredients like carrot, bell pepper and white cabbage, as well as soy sauce, oyster sauce and a couple of basic seasonings for an authentic Asian taste. Spring rolls are available from the grocery store, readymade and in a frozen form but homemade ones have a much better, fresher flavor, so you might wish to make these as an appetizer for your next dinner party, or even as a snack for your family.

Serve them with your favorite dipping sauce, perhaps some soy sauce or sweet and sour sauce, and serve them piping hot too, for the best results. These really are delicious and worth the effort. Continue reading

Crab and Cream Cheese Wontons

Tasty Crab and Cream Cheese Wontons

Do you need a tasty appetizer to feed the whole crowd? Well try out this Crab and Cream Cheese Wontons recipe and you’ll be worry-free. This Crab and Cream Cheese Wontons recipe makes enough to feed everyone at your party and you will be delighted just how easy they are to prepare. In fact you will probably have everyone asking you for the recipe.

Crab Rangoon Recipe

Crunchy outer layer with a cream cheese and delicate crab filling of Crab Rangoon are a taste treat for a hungry crowd. These Crab Rangoon are quick and easy to prepare and will fill the appetizer requirements for the hostess of any crowd. These are great for family get togethers, hosting seasonal sports events, even a teenage slumber party. They go over great on family movie night to enjoy during movies instead of the typical Popcorn or pizza.

They are appetizers that everyone will enjoy from the youngest to the oldest. For an easy Movie night appetizer tray accompany these Crab Rangoon with mini eggrolls and beverages of your choice. No matter when or how you decide to serve these, serve them warm. The creamy cream cheese melded with the decadent crab and crisp wonton wrapper is a taste that demands more. They are nearly an addiction in themselves. Not necessarily diet friendly, but oh… the temptation of these little wonders is almost worth crashing any diet. Continue reading

Crab Rangoon Appetizer Recipe

Recipe for Crab Rangoon Appetizers

A Crab Rangoon Appetizer Recipe is perfect for your parties. You can serve a variety of dipping sauces for your Crab Rangoon Appetizers. These make great holiday appetizers and are universally loved by children and adults. Make these easy Crab Rangoon Appetizers for your next holiday party and watch your guests eyes light up like a Christmas tree.

Crab Rangoon Appetizer Recipe

Everyone loves crab, wrapped in crispy crunchy wrap with cream cheese. The taste could not get better. These are absolutely perfect appetizers served warm or for that fact, even cold.

These are a perfect appetizer to serve at family gatherings or any dinner party. Easy to make and enjoyed by everyone. Serve these wonderful crunchy delights on a platter for guests to help themselves. They will be gone before you know it. Continue reading

Surprisingly Easy Shrimp Wonton Recipe

Potlucks are an enjoyable and many times inexpensive ways to enjoy the company of others over a meal. Potlucks offer a variety of different entrees, vegetables, and deserts. At a potluck you will find many different casseroles, soups and stews as well as legumes. With today’s high prices it is often necessary to forgo more expensive dishes in lieu of a less expensive dish such as a pot of stew made with hamburger instead of chunks of stew meat.

Casseroles with lots of cheese and stews are great ways to sneak vegetables to a finicky child and they are a great way to stretch the dollar to. Another great potluck food idea is egg rolls. Many people, kids included love egg rolls. Egg rolls can disguise various meats and vegetables in a delightfully tasty roll. Additionally, with egg rolls you can use leftover chicken, pork or beef roast and even shell fish such as crab, lobster, or shrimp.

A shrimp Wontons recipe is another inexpensive dish to consider for a potluck. Like egg rolls they can be filled with a variety of meats and vegetables. Shrimp wonton recipe is really easy and quick to make to. In less than thirty minutes you could have a couple dozen wontons prepared and ready to go to the next social gathering! Wontons also would make a great appetizer for a dinner of seafood or to enjoy just as a snack. Next time you are wondering what to fix for the next gathering why not try making this wonderful shrimp wonton recipe. Continue reading