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Wonton Crisps With Smoked Salmon and Wasabi

Wonton Crisps With Smoked Salmon and Wasabi 24.000
Dec 3, 2003

Assemble these crunchy bites and serve them as a passed hors d'oeuvre, or set out all the components and allow guests to stack their own. A single package of both wonton wrappers and smoked salmon easily yields two dozen appetizers.

Make Ahead: Cut the wonton wrappers and set aside at room temperature for up to an hour. Fry the wontons and assemble just prior to serving.


Servings: 24 canapes
Ingredients
  • Vegetable or peanut oil, for frying
  • Wonton wrappers, each wrapper cut into quaters (1 wrapper makes 4 canapes)
  • Thinly sliced smoked salmon, cut into 1-inch squares (1 piece per canape)
  • Jarred pickled ginger, drained and placed on paper towels to dry (1 piece per canape)
  • Prepared wasabi (in a tube, not a powder)
  • Tiny leaves of watercress (optional)

Directions

Line a baking sheet with paper towels.

Pour enough oil into a large skillet to reach a depth of about 1 inch and place over medium-high heat until the oil is quite hot but not smoking. (The oil is ready when a piece of wonton sizzles as soon as it hits the oil.) Add the wonton wrappers in groups of about 6 squares and fry until golden and slightly puffed, turning once with a slotted spoon. (The wrappers will fry very quickly.) Use a slotted spoon to carefully transfer the squares to the pan lined with a paper towel; cool slightly.

Top each wonton wrapper with a piece of salmon, a sliver of pickled ginger and a tiny squeeze of wasabi. If desired, garnish each stack with a leaf of watercress. Serve immediately.

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Recipe Source

Adapted from food stylist and writer Lisa Cherkasky.

Tested by Lisa Cherkasky.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per canape: 53


% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 2g 3%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 9mg 3%

Sodium: 52mg 2%

Total Carbohydrates: 5g 2%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: 0g

Protein: 4g


*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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