Friday, November 21, 2014

Chili Lime Shrimps in Wonton Cups

In a group chat where I invited my fellow mountain climbers and a professional salsa dancer over to my place ....

Dalyn: Stay for dinner? I can order pizza, haha
Pauline: ok can also, but pizza? LOL
Dalyn: What else huh? 

I thought to myself, "Didn't Pauline served us pizza she bought from supermarket and warmed it in the oven?!?!" Nevertheless, my pretty friend offered her help with simple dishes using oven. Pauline, an experienced hostess, gave me fantastic ideas on wonton cups and cheese platter. And so I searched 'wonton cups' in Pinterest and chanced upon chili lime shrimps in wonton cups. This has to be it! My favourite seafood - shrimps. 

I decided to have a go at the wonton cups before the Party. Just when I wanted to use the oven, I realised that the racks were still sealed in the box for months! Well, as I typed this, I recall that I have another appliance silently calling out for me in its box for weeks. 

Photo credit to Adrienne

Alright, let's go back to the chili lime shrimps in wonton cups. This is what the post is really about. Wonton cups are easy to prepare. They get snapped up fast. That one-bite madness, and these little appetizers made it to my to-prepare dish for guests. Chili lime shrimps in wonton cups, yet another thumbs-up dish by my guests. 

For past two weeks, I had prepared countless wonton cups - mushroom and cheese, crabmeat rangoon and cheesy sausages. 

Trust me, you'll love these!

Chili Lime Shrimp in Wonton Cups

Yield: 24 shrimp cups

24 wonton wrappers
2 tablespoons olive oil
24 medium shrimps, peeled and deveined
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp crushed red pepper
2 limes
1/2 cup alfalfa sprouts
3 tbsp sour cream

1. Heat oven to 170 degrees C.

2. Prepare wonton shells. Lightly brush wonton wrappers and then arrange them in 24 mini muffin/cupcake cups. Bake until golden brown and crisp, 5 to 7 minutes. 

3. Prepare the shrimps. Toss the shrimp with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, salt, 2 teaspoons of lime zest and crushed red pepper. Bake shrimp until opaque throughout, 5 to 8 minutes. 

4. Assemble shrimp cups. Fill each wonton cup with a few alfalfa sprouts, a small dollop of sour cream, one shrimp then top with a spritz of lime juice. 

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