Feb 21, 2006

Butternut Squash Wantons With Sesame Dipping Sauce

Before sharing my recipe with you I just wanted to remind you all that Sweetnicks is hosting ARF Tuesdays today. I didn't get a chance to prepare my recipe but the round up is always full of great looking recipes.

The recipe I have for today is a combination of a couple that I sounded really great and I felt I just had to try. Safeway.com had frozen butternut squash puree for 99 cents each last time so of course I had to buy some to make these. I love recipes that sound so gourmet but are so inexpensive to prepare. Frugal and gourmet is always good.

Butternut Squash Wantons With Sesame Dipping Sauce

1 package frozen butternut squash puree, thawed and drained of excess liquid (not sure of the size but it is a small square package like frozen spinach)
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 scallions, minced
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon sesame seeds
1 Tbsp honey
40 wonton wrappers -- thawed if frozen
oil for frying (I used canola oil)

1. Put squash, scallions, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, brown sugar, salt and ginger in a bowl and mix well. Stir together sesame seeds, 1/4 cup water, honey and remaining 1/2 cup soy sauce in a bowl; set sauce aside.

2. Place 1 scant tablespoon filling in the center of each wrapper; brush edges with water. Bring up corners to make a triangle; press to seal (or follow instructions for folding on wanton package). Place on a baking sheet; freeze until firm, 10 to 15 minutes.

3. Heat about 2 inches of oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot but not smoking. Add 10 wontons, and cook until golden brown, turn over then fry until golden on other side as well. Transfer to a serving dish; cover with foil to keep warm. Repeat with remaining oil and wontons. Serve with dipping sauce.


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Fiber said...

This looks amazing.
I will have to try this.

Anonymous said...

I came here from google looking up other AZ bloggers. I love cooking sites and this recipe looks yum, i will have to try it!

Anonymous said...

This is a fantastic combination! I incorporated a fresh squash I had on hand, plus finely chopped leeks. I look forward to reading more of your blog. Thanks for sharing.

Michele said...

I'm so glad you all enjoyed the recipe so much!

playswithfood, I think the fresh squash and leeks are a perfect combination!

fiber and elizabeth, you really should try it, the flavor is amazing!