Asian BBQ Turkey Wontons with Cucumber-Peanut Salsa

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The original recipe actually called for ground pork, but I had turkey on hand which I think tasted just as good. You can use either ground pork, turkey, or chicken.

Asian BBQ Turkey Wontons with Cucumber-Peanut Salsa

Makes about 30 wontons

45 minutes

Ingredients:

¼ cup hoisin sauce

2 Tbsp. honey

1 Tbsp. soy sauce

1 Tbsp. Asian chili-garlic sauce

1 Tbsp. lime juice

2 tsp. vegetable oil

1 onion, chopped

1 celery stalk, chopped

2 Tbsp. ginger, minced

3 garlic cloves, minced

½ lb. ground turkey

1 cucumber, seeded, chopped

½ cup roasted peanuts

1/2 red onion, chopped

½ cup mint, chopped

¼ cup rice vinegar

1 jalapeno chile pepper, seeded, chopped

2 tsp. sugar

½ tsp. sesame oil

1 package wonton wrappers

Vegetable oil

Directions:

Combine in a small bowl hoisin sauce, honey, soy sauce, chili-garlic sauce, and lime juice. In a large skillet heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat and add onion, celery, ginger, and garlic. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Add ground turkey and cook till brown breaking up meat as much as possible. Stir in sauce mixture. Simmer until sauce thickens about 5 minutes. Set aside to cool. For salsa, in a medium bowl combine cucumbers, peanuts, mint, vinegar, jalapenos, sugar, and sesame oil. Season to taste with salt. Cover and chill until ready to serve. To assemble wontons, place about 1 tablespoon of filling in the center of each wrapper. Moisten edges of wrappers with water and fold in half diagonally pressing the edges to seal. Keep covered with clean kitchen towel until ready to fry. Heat oil to 375 degrees. Fry 4 to 5 wontons at a time for about 3 minutes or until crispy. Place on a paper towel to drain oil. Serve wontons with salsa.

Inspired by Better Homes & Gardens

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One response to “Asian BBQ Turkey Wontons with Cucumber-Peanut Salsa

  1. These look absolutely amazing, and are a great twist on a traditional dish. I always tell myself I’m going to try something different with my egg rolls/wontons, but end up making them the way my mom does every time. >_< this has been great inspiration to actually do it!

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