Fun for kids and a really elegant appetizer for grownups, these scrumptious dumplings seem special but are easy to make, even with your children. I serve them with low-sodium soy sauce. Topping them with some thinly sliced scallions is also nice.
Servings: Serves 10
Ingredients 1 can (8 ounces) drained sliced water chestnuts3 scallions , white parts only, chopped in thirds1 clove garlic , cut in half1/2-inch piece ginger , cut in thirds1/2 pound medium raw shrimp , tails and shells removed1/2 cup cauliflower puree1 Tbsp. reduced-fat, low-sodium soy sauce1 Tbsp. sesame oil1 package (12 ounces) wonton wrappers1 Tbsp. olive oilNonstick cooking spray
Preheat the oven to 350??. Place the water chestnuts, scallions, garlic and ginger in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until the chestnuts and scallions are finely chopped. Add the shrimp, cauliflower puree, soy sauce and sesame oil. Pulse 4 or 5 times until the mixture is wet but still chunky.
On a flat surface, set out 6 of the wonton wrappers. Dot the centers of each wrapper with a heaping tablespoon of the filling. Drizzle olive oil onto 2 large baking sheets.
Put some water in a small bowl. Using your fingertips, wet the edges of the wrapper with the water and fold the ends together diagonally. Press to seal. Place on the oiled baking sheet and repeat with the remaining wrappers until you have used all the filling.
Spray a light coating of cooking spray over the dumplings. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, turning once, until the wontons are crisp and the filling is cooked through.
Per serving (5 dumplings): 157 calories, 24g of carbohydrates, 9g of protein, 3.5g of total fat, 0.5g of saturated fat, 290mg of sodium, 1g of fiber