5-Ingredient Pacific Rim Wontons

by Heather on May 23, 2011

The more I write this blog the more I see that I have the most irrational fears.

This week’s unveiled fear is wonton wrappers.  Terrified of them.  Scared to death.  Oh, and lazy.  Don’t forget to throw that little gem in there.

 

I suppose more than anything it’s the fear of failure that gets me all in a tizzy over things like wonton wrappers, making my own ladyfingers and the like.  No one likes to fail, and I certainly don’t like to lose.  Ever.  Never ever.

 

It’s kind of probably not my best quality ever, but there you have it.

So when Barhyte Foods contacted me a few weeks ago about participating in their new Saucy Mama contest (you can read last year’s contest entry for stuffed mushrooms here), I jumped at the chance.  Competition…I like it.  I was hooked.

The premise of the contest was to come up with a 5-ingredient dish using one of 6 items they sent to try.  And with things like Sweet Heat marinade, Pacific Rim sauce, Creamy Santa Fe Chipotle sauce, and a huge assortment of mustards I knew it wouldn’t be hard to make something delicious!  Well my friends, I did it.  I made something awesome.  In five ingredients or less.

 

Oh, and I faced my fear of wontons.  Done and done.

5-Ingredient Pacific Rim Wontons

  • 1 package of wonton wrappers (they come around 40 to a pack or so)
  • 1 package of broccoli slaw (can be found in the produce section of the store; regular coleslaw mix would work fine as well)
  • 1/2 cup of Saucy Mama Pacific Rim Ginger dressing (plus more for dipping!)
  • 2 green onions, roughly chopped
  • 2 Tbsp of plain breadcrumbs

In a food processor combine the broccoli slaw, green onions, dressing, and breadcrumbs.  Pulse 2-4 times until the mixture is combined and the pieces of broccoli slaw are smaller.  Lay the wonton wrappers out; place a heaping teaspoon of the mixture in the middle of each one.  There are three ways I folded mine yesterday:

  • For mini-eggrolls:  fold in two opposing corners to the middle of the mixture.  Take the unfolded corner closest to you and fold that over the other two.  Roll tightly toward the final unfolded corner, making sure to keep all of the filling inside.  Wet the last corner with a little water and press it into the eggroll.
  • For triangles:  using your finger brush a little water on all sides of the wrapper.  Fold two opposing corners in toward one another to form a triangle.  Press the sides together, making sure to keep the filling in the middle and not on the edges.
  • For pockets:  follow the steps above for the triangles, but the brush a little water on the bottom middle part (where the filling is).  Fold one corner in and stick it on the water.  Brush a little more water on top of that and fold the other corner in.

Now there are 3 ways that you can cook these.  One is boiling them in water for about 3 minutes and, if you should so choose, saute them in a little vegetable oil to crisp up the outside.  You could also bake them at about 350 for 8-10 minutes until golden brown.  Or if you’re like me, you can go hard or go home and boil them.  To do that pour vegetable oil into a heavy saucepan til it reaches about 1 inch deep.  Heat over low heat and when it starts to crackle immediately to a drop of water it’s ready for the wontons.  Fry them for about 2-3 minutes on each side until golden.  Then place them on paper towels to drain.  Serve warm or at room temperature with more of the Pacific Rim Ginger dressing for dipping!

Want to WIN your own sampling of Saucy Mama sauces?!  Just look below for details…

This contest is for US residents and is sponsored by Barhyte Foods.  It will end Thursday, May 26, at 5pm MST.  Winner will be announced on Friday morning’s post.  To enter do any or all of the following:

  1. Tell me what you’d like to make if you won any of the sauces above!
  2. Follow me on Twitter and make sure you let me know you did!
  3. ‘Like’ me on Facebook…and make sure you let me know you did!

Good luck guys!  Believe me…you WANT to win this one!

 

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{ 48 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lauren at Keep It Sweet May 23, 2011

I’d love to make your wontons (baked) if I won that sauce!

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2 Nicki May 23, 2011

The Pacific Rim Ginger would be perfect for some delicious chicken stir fry. Much better than my recent gift to my husband of Spicy Szechuan. Oh wow! That stuff is Ho Ho HOT. Just saying, I had oatmeal for dinner that night…

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3 Ali May 23, 2011

ooo, what a smart idea on using the slaw in those. They turned out wonderful.

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4 Emily May 23, 2011

I would make a chicken taco salad with black beans, corn, red peppers, tomatoes, and crushed tortilla chips, and pair it with the Santa Fe chipotle dressing.

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5 Urban Wife May 23, 2011

I would make some veggie spring rolls!

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6 R @ Learning As I Chop May 23, 2011

I totally understand the wonton wrapper fear.

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7 Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) May 23, 2011

I would definitely try your wontons but I might also use it for marinating chicken.

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8 Emma May 23, 2011

I would marinate tuna in a whole grain mustard vinaigrette, sear it and serve it over grilled asparagus, jicama, and arugula tossed with the ginger dressing (I’d top it with toasted sesame seeds too if I could eat them)

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9 Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. May 23, 2011

These are fantastic!

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10 JaNelle May 23, 2011

So after I just poured some on the spoon and licked it off, I’d use this in some delicious stir fry! I am going to try your wonton recipe too! Thanks Heather!

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11 JaNelle May 23, 2011

I already follow/stalk you on twitter – @nickijayslife

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12 Courtney May 23, 2011

I have no idea but I think I’d like to start with your wontons. :)

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13 JaNelle May 23, 2011

..and I already liked you on FB.. whew!

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14 Jackie May 23, 2011

I would love to make some type of pot sticker. Those sauces look delicious!!!!!

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15 andrea May 23, 2011

I would like to try and make fresh spring rolls…also a scary thought! the sauce sounds yum for dipping!

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16 kayleigh May 23, 2011

that sauce looks like it would be amazing on chicken or vegetables!

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17 kayleigh May 23, 2011

i “like” the dish on facebook as well.

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18 Kate@Diethood May 23, 2011

Your wontons look perfect! I’d like to make them and dip them in that Pacific Rim Ginger dressing!

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19 Kate@Diethood May 23, 2011

I am following you on twitter now

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20 Kate@Diethood May 23, 2011

I Like you on FB! :)

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21 Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle May 23, 2011

Are those wontons GF? If so I’d definitely make those with the sauces! If not, then I’d come up with some form of salad dressing with them or marinate some tofu in it :-)

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22 Emily @ A Cambridge Story May 23, 2011

These look perfectly crisped and delicious!

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23 Andrea May 23, 2011

I would make wings with the sweet heat sauce!

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24 Andrea May 23, 2011

And I follow you on twitter!

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25 Lindsey @ Morningstar Project May 23, 2011

Chicken marinated in the sweet heat sauce and cooked on the grill – perfect summer dinner. And I’m now following you on twitter too!

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26 Jacqui May 23, 2011

I love trying new sauces. hubby and I try to make our own all the time! I also follow you on twitter too!

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27 Cara May 23, 2011

I would make southwestern eggrolls with the Creamy Chipotle sauce for dipping!

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28 lydia May 23, 2011

yum! ifi won, i’d love to make this recipe!!!

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29 Michelle Smiles May 23, 2011

I think I would grill some flank steak and drizzle some of the ginger dressing on it! Or maybe a pork loin with the sweet heat.

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30 Elle May 23, 2011

I’d love to try your wontons up there! I adore wontons but want someone else to make them for me. haha!

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31 Elle May 23, 2011

Just followed you on Twitter. Can’t believe I wasn’t already!

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32 Elle May 23, 2011

Liked you on FB, too!

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33 Kristi May 23, 2011

I would make some soutwest egg rolls to go with the sante fe creamy chipotle dressing.

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34 Kristi May 23, 2011

I follow you on twitter!

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35 Julie May 23, 2011

yummy sauces! First, I’d make these wontons! they look so good. The chipotle would make a good dressing for a southwest chicken salad and the heat would be great for grilling. Love being inspired by fun tasty ingredients!

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36 Angie May 23, 2011

I would love to try the recipe that you have already given us. They look so browned and yummy! I liked you and I am Aphizzle on twitter.

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37 Merry Graham May 23, 2011

I’d like to make Sweet Heat glazed shrimp.

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38 Krista Miller May 23, 2011

Id really want to try the Santa Fe Chipotle dressing for my chicken enchiladas. Ive heard so many good things about this line. Where do you find them?

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39 Heather May 24, 2011

Just check out the online store at http://www.barhyte.com! They have tons of amazing sauces!

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40 Krista Miller May 23, 2011

Liked you on facebook. I too have been afraid (& lazy) to attempt wontons. I think I will take your post & try them, hopefully they’ll look as good as yours did. :)

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41 Meryl May 23, 2011

Definitely peanut/sesame noodles with the ginger dressing.

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42 Louis May 23, 2011

Bean salad with the chipotle dressing.

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43 Katie @ cooklaughmove May 24, 2011

I’d love to try the Pacific Rim Ginger – YUM! I like that the contest is 5 ingredients or less, making it simple for busy cooks :)

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44 Lauren May 24, 2011

I’d make a shrimp and avocado salad with the chipotle dressing.

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45 Krista May 24, 2011

I follow you on twitter

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46 d.liff @ yelleBELLYboo May 24, 2011

I want to make these wontons!!

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47 Lu May 25, 2011

Ooh these look so good! I might take your recipe and put a tex mex spin on it with the Chipotle dressing inside the wontons! Use black beans inside or something a little bit crazy like that. All about experimenting, right?

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48 Virginia May 26, 2011

1. I think I would spice up my Southwestern eggrolls ( http://likemommade.blogspot.com/2011/04/southwestern-eggrolls-and-green-chile.html ) with the Santa Fe dressing, or make some amazing sushi with the ginger sauce to give it a nice punch… :) My husband would probably go for the sweet heat on some ribs or wings though!

2. I am liking you on twitter.

3. I am liking you on facebook.

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