Shrimp Wontons With Plum Chutney

Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

Taken from The Hors D'oeuvre Bible by David Paul Larousse and posted for ZWT. Chutney may be made a day or so ahead, and held in the fridge. (I think I would cheat a little and use egg roll wrappers - they are bigger, so less work!)

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Simmer all of the chutney ingredients, except the plums, for 30 minutes. Add the plums, and simmer another 30 minutes.
  2. Cool, cover, and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. Sauté the scallion, celery, and ginger in the peanut oil for several minutes.
  4. Add the cilantro and shrimp, and heat.
  5. Add the sherry, soy and hoisin sauces, and pepper, and simmer until thick. Remove from the heat, and allow to cool.
  6. Draw an imaginary line diagonally across a wonton skin.
  7. Place a small teaspoon of filling in the center, to one side of the imaginary line.
  8. Dip a finger in water, and moisten the edges of the skin.
  9. Fold over into a triangle, pressing the edges together.
  10. Grasp the two broadest comers of the wonton with the thumb and forefinger of each hand.
  11. Moisten one of the corners, turn them both up, and press the two comers together. Repeat with the remaining skins.
  12. Preheat an oven to 200°F, and heat the vegetable oil (2 inches deep) in a heavy-gauge pot to 360°F
  13. Deep-fry the wontons until golden brown.
  14. Place on absorbent paper, and hold in the oven until all the wontons are fried.
  15. Serve accompanied by the chutney and cilantro sprigs.