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Homemade wontons with a sweet ginger glaze.

Sweet And Salty Mushroom Wontons


Description

These mushroom wontons are bursting with flavor and can be made ahead for quick meals. Make the sweet and salty sauce to pour over the wontons for a satisfying appetizer or main that’s bursting with flavor!


Ingredients

for the wonton filling

  • 1 TB toasted sesame oil
  • 1 cup minced shallot
  • a few pinches of salt
  • 1 TB minced garlic
  • 2 cups minced maitake mushroom, base discarded
  • 2 cups minced oyster mushroom tops, tough ends discarded
  • a few tablespoons of mirin, for deglazing the pan
  • 3/4 cup minced chives

for the sweet and salty sauce

  • 1 TB sesame oil
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 23 cloves grated garlic
  • 2 TB rice vinegar
  • 2 TB hoisin
  • ¼ cup agave
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • sesame seeds, for serving

Instructions

To make the wonton filling

  1. Warm the toasted sesame oil in a large, heavy pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Add in the shallots and add a few pinches of salt. Stir to coat and saute for a few minutes or until they develop a slight golden color.
  3. Deglaze the pan with a little water or mirin, then add garlic and saute for 1-2 minutes more.
  4. Add the mushrooms to the pot and stir to combine. Allow the mushrooms to slightly collapse and develop a little color, about 5 minutes.
  5. Remove from the heat and stir in the chives while still warm. Set aside to cool completely before assembling the wontons.

To make the sweet and salty sauce

  1. In a small saucepan, warm the sesame oil over medium-low heat.
  2. Add the grated ginger and saute for about a minute.
  3. Add the garlic and saute for a minute or two more, ensuring it doesn’t burn.
  4. Add in the rest of the ingredients and stir.
  5. Turn up the heat and allow it to simmer gently for 5 to 7 minutes, or until it’s slightly reduced.

To assemble the wontons

  1. Prepare & Fill: Place a wonton wrapper in your hand, aligning it with your palm. Add a teaspoon of filling to the center. Moisten the wrapper’s edges with water for sealing.
  2. Fold: Fold the wrapper in half to form a rectangle, ensuring the edges meet. Seal by pressing firmly, eliminating any air pockets. Moisten one of the rectangle’s bottom corners.
  3. Seal: Bring the two bottom corners together beneath the filling, slightly overlapping them. Press to seal firmly.
  4. Freeze: Once assembled, lay them on a baking sheet lined with a silpat. Use them immediately or place them into the freezer until frozen, then transfer to a ziploc bag or container until ready.

To cook the wontons

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a small boil. Add the wontons in small batches, stopping when the boil disappears.
  2. Allow to simmer for a few minutes, then transfer to plates with a skimmer.

To serve

  1. Serve the wontons with the sauce, topping with sesame seeds, if desired.
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Lunch, Dinner
  • Method: Simmered, Boiled, Sautéed
  • Cuisine: American, Chinese, Asian

Keywords: plant-based wontons