Layered Asian Appetizer

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by SallyCooks

I found this recipe in the Always Superb book, which is a collaborative cookbook from the Junior Leagues of Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN. I am always looking for new appetizer recipes to take to parties and this is really a hit!

Top Review by BDONATE

Very good. My friends all love it. I added more soy sauce and made wonton chips to go with it.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Sweet and Sour Sauce: Combine the brown sugar and cornstarch in a small saucepan and mix well. Stir in the water, ketchup, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce gradually. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes or to the point that the mixture thickens slightly, stirring frequently. Let stand until cool. Put in the refrigerator in a covered bowl until ready to use. This sauce will thicken in the refrigerator.
  2. Topping: Combine chicken, carrot, peanuts, scallions, parsley, soy sauce, ginger and garlic in a bowl and mix well. Marinade in a covered pan in the refrigerator for 8-12 hours.
  3. Base: Combine the cream cheese and milk in a mixing bowl. Beat until smooth and fluffy.
  4. To Put It Together: Spread the base over the bottom of a 10" round serving dish. Spoon the topping evenly over the base. Drizzle with 1/2 cup of the sauce reserving the rest for another use. (You can add more sauce according to your taste.) This layered appetizer can be serve with table water crackers and/or other varieties of crackers.
  5. Note: Cooking time does not include marinade time. Also, you can double the base and topping, if you wish or simply use a larger dish.

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