sometimes SAVORY Celebrates its 3rd Blogiversary ~ Enjoy a Tasty Appetizer ~ Shrimp Rangoons

8/14/15 ~ Happy Blogiversary to blog, sometimes SAVORY!

It’s a 3rd Blogiversary for blog, sometimes SAVORY
~ Celebrate with a tasty appetizer recipe,

Shrimp Rangoons.

Shrimp Rangoons

2nd Blogiversary for blog, sometimes SAVORY ~ Celebrate with a WALNUT PESTO recipe

sometimes SAVORY Blog Celebrates its 1st Blogiversary ~ Mozzarella Ricotta Fritters

When I first heard of Crab Rangoons, I immediately thought of switching the crab for shrimp. I love shrimp and discovering new ways to prepare it. This Shrimp Rangoon recipe is definitely a keeper.

Shrimp

Here are a few sites, which show how to make Crab Rangoons. Great sites…check it out.

Crab Rangoon by Damn Delicious
Crab Rangoon by A Family Feast
Crab Rangoons (Crab Puffs) With Sweet and Sour Sauce

Here is a video by Crouton Crackerjacks
How to Make Crab Rangoon – Restaurant Style.

I made these Shrimp Rangoons earlier this year. Do not recall how many this batch made. Therefore, I have estimated the amount.
In addition, increase or decrease spices to your liking.

Shrimp Rangoons

Shrimp Rangoons

By Carmen Ortiz of sometimes SAVORY

Makes approx. 40 Rangoons

INGREDIENTS:
1 – 8oz package cream cheese, softened
3/8 teaspoon soy sauce
3/8 teaspoon sesame oil
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
4 scallions, sliced thin, on a diagonal [use a few for garnishing sauce]
Water, for wetting wonton wrappers
oil, for frying
20 Shrimp, (approx) cooked and seasoned [Use 1/2 of a shrimp per wonton]
wonton wrappers (3″ square), estimate needed 40

Dipping Sauce:
¼ to ½ cup Soy Sauce
A few sliced scallions, to garnish Soy Sauce
OR use Sweet and Sour Sauce

DIRECTIONS:
1) PREPARE CREAM CHEESE MIXTURE: In a bowl, add cream cheese. Mix.
2) Add spices: Soy sauce, sesame oil, red pepper flakes, salt, garlic, black pepper. Mix.
3) Chop the scallions. Add to cream cheese. Mix.
4) Cover the cream cheese mixture with plastic wrap. Place in refrigerator.
5) PREPARE DIPPING SAUCE: Add soy sauce to small bowl. Garnish with chopped scallions. Set aside.
6) COOK AND SEASON SHRIMP.
7) Cut each cooked shrimp in half. Put shrimp in bowl.
8) Place cooked shrimp in fridge until ready to make wontons.
9) Place wonton wrappers on a plate.
10) Cover wrappers with a damp paper towel to keep from drying out.
11) FILLING WONTON WRAPPERS: Place about 2 to 4 wontons on counter. Best to fill only a few wontons at a time with the filling.
12) Remove cream cheese mixture from fridge.
13) Place one teaspoon of cream cheese filling in center of a wonton.
14) Place one half of a shrimp on top of the cream cheese mound.
15) Wet all the edges of the wonton with a dab of water.
16) Fold left edge of the wonton together. Press to seal.
17) Fold right edge of the wonton together. Press to seal.
18) Bring the open edges together to the center. Press to seal. It should look like a star.
19) Set filled, folded wontons on a plate until ready to fry.
20) FRYING FILLED WONTON WRAPPERS: Fill frying pan halfway with oil. Heat oil.
21) Place the filled wontons gently in the hot oil with tongs.
22) Fry until golden.
23) Remove from pan and place fried wontons on paper-towel lined plate.
24) SERVE hot Shrimp Rangoons with Soy Sauce topped with scallions for garnish, or, Sweet and Sour Sauce.

PHOTO RECIPE TUTORIAL – SHRIMP RANGOONS

By Carmen Ortiz of sometimes SAVORY

DIRECTIONS:

PREPARE CREAM CHEESE MIXTURE: In a bowl, add cream cheese. Mix.

Cream Cheesecream cheese
Add spices: Soy sauce, sesame oil, red pepper flakes, salt, garlic, black pepper. Mix.

cream cheese and spicesspices mixed in cream cheese
Chop the scallions. Add to cream cheese. Mix.

scallionsscallions in cream cheese
Cover the cream cheese mixture with plastic wrap. Place in refrigerator.

PREPARE DIPPING SAUCE:

Add soy sauce to small bowl. Garnish with chopped scallions. Set aside.

soy sauce garnished with scallions
COOK AND SEASON SHRIMP.

cooking shrimp
Cut each cooked shrimp in half. Put shrimp in bowl.

cut cooked shrimp
Place cooked shrimp in fridge until ready to make wontons.

Place wonton wrappers on a plate.
Cover wrappers with a damp paper towel to keep from drying out.

wonton wrappersdamp paper towel on wonton wrappers
FILLING WONTON WRAPPERS:

Place about 2 to 4 wontons on counter. Best to fill only a few wontons at a time with the filling.
Remove cream cheese mixture from fridge.

getting ready to fill wonton wrappers
Place one teaspoon of cream cheese filling in center of a wonton.

place cream cheese filling on wonton wrappercream cheese filling on wonton wrapper
Place one half of a shrimp on top of the cream cheese mound.

cooked shrimp placed on cream cheese filling
Wet all the edges of the wonton with a dab of water.

wet wonton wrappers with water
Fold left edge of the wonton together. Press to seal.

fold left side of wonton
Fold right edge of the wonton together. Press to seal.

fold right side of wonton wrapper
Bring the open edges together to the center. Press to seal. It should look like a star.

folding wonton wrappers
Set filled, folded wontons on a plate until ready to fry.

formed Shrimp Rangoons
FRYING FILLED WONTON WRAPPERS: Fill frying pan halfway with oil. Heat oil.
Place the filled wontons gently in the hot oil with tongs.

frying Shrimp Rangoons
Fry until golden.

frying Shrimp Rangoons
Remove from pan and place fried wontons on paper-towel lined plate.
Serve hot Shrimp Rangoons with Soy Sauce topped with scallions for garnish, or, Sweet and Sour Sauce.

Enjoy your Shrimp Rangoons…oh so good!

Shrimp Rangoons

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Shrimp Rangoon-cross section

~ Carmen

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NOTE: Dessert recipes can be found on my dessert blog, Baking is my Zen.

Photography by Carmen Ortiz ~All Rights Reserved.
Not to be used without permission.

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