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Pea Wontons

Posted by Marie on Apr 17, 2015

These aren't wontons in the true sense of the word, rather they are spiced up green peas baked in wonton wrappers until crispy served with a spicy, flavourful soy sauce based dipping sauce.  People will think you spent hours slaving in the kitchen but these are actually pretty easy to put together.  Serve them with any Asian inspired main, such as a stir-fry.

2 cups (480 ml) frozen peas, thawed
1 small red chili, seeded and minced
1 Tbsp (15 ml) fresh mint, minced
1 Tbsp (15 ml) soy sauce
2 green onions, sliced thinly, divided
1 Tbsp (15 ml) cornstarch
3 Tbsp (45 ml) water
24 wonton wrappers
Canola oil
Salt to taste
1/4 cup (60 ml) soy sauce
1/4 cup (60 ml) water
1 tsp (5 ml) honey
1 tsp (5 ml) toasted sesame oil
1 tsp (5 ml) grated fresh ginger
1 small red chili, seeded and minced

Preheat the oven to 375 F (190 C).

Place 1 1/2 cup (360 ml) of the peas into a medium bowl.  Using an emersion blender, puree the peas until they form a paste.  Add the remaining whole peas, the chili and mint, soy sauce and green onions (reserving 2 Tbsp (30 ml) of the green part of the onions for the dipping sauce).  Mix well.

In a small bowl mix together the cornstarch and water.

Place 1 heaping spoon of the pea filling onto a wrapper.  Brush the edges liberally with the cornstarch mixture.  Fold in half and seal.  Repeat with the remaining wrappers and filling.

Lightly brush 2 cookie sheets with oil.  Place the dumplings onto the sheets and brush the tops of the dumplings with oil.  Sprinkle lightly with salt.  Bake until bottoms and edges are brown and crispy, about 10 minutes.  Serve hot or at room temperature with dipping sauce.

While they are baking make your dipping sauce by combining the soy sauce, water, honey and toasted sesame oil in a small bowl.  Stir in the ginger, chili and the reserved green onions.

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