Friday, October 9, 2009

Won-Ton Chips

So here's the problem....when you make the Shrimp Cups listed below....sometimes you have A LOT of leftover shells. What do you do with these extra shells?? MAKE CHIPS!!

This again is super simple, and you can make it your own.

- Pre-heat the oven to 350.
- Cut the remaining won-ton shells into fourths.
- Place on a pre-greased cookie pan.
- Place in the oven for 10 minutes or until golden brown.

**These are great with all kinds of dip like salsa or hummus.**

To make them a dessert, sprinkle cinnamon sugar on them before putting them in the oven.

Again, get CREATIVE!
Cooking is meant to be fun and experimental.

-Bon Apetite

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Shrimp and Vegetable Won-Ton Cups

I am very proud to say that this is a recipe all my own. I saw the idea for won-ton cups and just went with it. Now, in all actuality, you can fill these awesome little cups with ANYTHING that you like to eat. It's so much fun and they come out the same EVERY TIME!

So, here is what I did to create my own.

1 pack of fresh won-ton shells
6 green onion stems
1/2 lb. of fresh, cooked shrimp
1 red pepper
1 pack of sliced mushrooms
2 Tbsp. of mined garlic
The juice from 1 lemon

-Spray down a medium-sized cupcake pan with cooking spray, to prevent sticking.
-Preheat your oven to 350.
-Place the won-ton shells into a the medium sized cup cake pan and make sure to press down so it becomes the shape of a cup. (These are VERY delicate, so be careful not to rip them when pressing down the sides.)
-Put them into the oven for about 5-7minutes or until lightly brown.
-While waiting for those to cook you can be chopping and combining the rest of the ingredients.
- Make sure your veggie-shrimp mixture is stirred well and place about a Tbsp. in each cooked cup.
- Put back into the oven for about 7-10minutes.
- As soon as you take them out again, cover with some extra lemon juice.
- They will pop out of the holder easily and are ready to eat.

**My family also likes to fill these with chicken or tuna salad. You can pretty much put anything in these little edible cups!**

I encourage you all to try them out! It may sound a little challenging but it is really very very simple!

-Bon Apetite!