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Tips: Halloween wonton are so delicious, it's scary

(Shanghai Daily)

09:37, October 25, 2012

Here's a fun and delicious recipe made with the traditional symbol of Halloween - pumpkin. Wonton are a perfect appetizer for dinner parties. They're easy to make and you can stuff them with practically anything, from seasoned ground pork with vegetables, cheesy mixtures to fruit fillings.

Our recipe of these savory cheesy fortune bags are great served with a tart sauce like raspberry puree, made from stewed raspberries with sherry, cinnamon, sugar and water. Cool the sauce, puree and pour into a squeeze bottle (see recipe below). Wonton freeze well, so you can store the extra ones to enjoy later. Dust pie tins or dinner plates with flour before lining wrapped wonton to prevent them from sticking. After the wonton are frozen, remove them from the plates and store in heavy-duty freezer bags.

If you think 100 wonton are too much, scale down to 50 and just cut all ingredients to half. Happy Halloween!

Pumpkin, mascarpone and caramelized onion wonton

Ingredients:

2 cups of mascarpone cheese

2 cups of cream cheese

1 package of fresh wonton skins (about 80-100 sheets)

2 tablespoons of olive oil

1 medium pumpkin

3 large red onion, diced

3 cloves garlic, finely minced

5 leaves sage, finely minced

2 teaspoons of cayenne pepper

2 tablespoons of Tabasco sauce

3 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce

Juice of 1/2 lemon

A pinch of sugar

Oil for frying

Kosher salt

Freshly cracked black pepper


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