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Crab Wontons With Tomato Salsa

Extract from Vietnamese Street Food • By Tracy Lister and Andreas Pohl • Published by Hardie Grant Books


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Vietnamese Street Food
A simplified version of this dish is being sold by vendors in the historic port of Hoi An in central Vietnam: there, the ingredients are stir-fried and served on top of the deep-fried wonton wrappers. However, we like the surprise package of the enclosed wontons.

Serves 6

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  • Step 1

    Thinly slice the spring onions. Set aside half the green part for the salsa and discard the remaining green part. Combine the white part with the crab, pork, ginger, pepper and salt. Mix well.

  • Step 2

    Place a wonton wrapper on a board and top with a spoonful of the crab mixture. Dampen the edges of the wrapper and then place another wonton wrapper on top. Squeeze to remove any air, then press the edges together to seal. Repeat with the remaining wrappers and filling.

  • Step 3

    To make the salsa, remove the seeds from the tomatoes, then cut the tomatoes into 5 mm dice. Place in a bowl with the reserved spring onion, coriander leaves, chilli, sugar and fish sauce.

  • Step 4

    Heat the oil in a deep frying pan or wok and deep-fry the wontons in batches until cooked through. Drain well on paper towel.

  • Step 5

    Serve the wontons hot, topped with the tomato salsa.

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