Sunday, December 29, 2013

Mango, Shrimp, and Avocado Wonton Cups

Here it is, my favorite appetizer EVER! This appetizer is so easy to make I hardly call it cooking. The wonton cups are so beautiful and delicious they are always the hit of every cocktail party I throw. Simply bake wonton wrappers brushed with oil in a mini-cupcake pan, then fill them with chopped fresh mango, avocado, shrimp, cilantro and a touch of onion and lime. Served as an appetizer or salad course, this recipe is sure to be a hit at your next party!

Mango, Shrimp, and Avocado Wonton Cups
Fresh, lively and crunch, a guaranteed hit for your next party!
Makes 20 wonton cups
20 wonton wrappers                                                                        
1 mango, cut into half inch cubes
1 avocado, cut into half inch cubes 
1/2 lb shrimp, cooked and chopped                                                               
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons olive oil
juice of half a lime
salt & pepper
For the wonton cups: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease a mini muffin tin. Brush each wonton wrapper with oil and press into the mini muffin tin. Bake for 12-14 minutes until golden brown. Remove wonton cups from muffin tin and allow to cool completely.

For the salsa: Gently mix the mango, avocado, shrimp, red onion, cilantro, olive oil and lime juice in a medium bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Fill each wonton cup with salsa. The salsa can also be enjoyed on its own or over salad greens.

Recipe adapted from Ginger Bear Kitchen by Sarah Lang