Besides cream cheese or pork/cabbage, what is a good filling for won tons? We have gotten into a rut.

  • Posted by: MarcusV
  • December 7, 2011
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Chefbaltz December 10, 2011
try shredded cooked chicken, sour cream, chili powder, cumin, garlic, cilantro, and diced pickled jalapenos. it should look like a creamy, smooth chicken salad. you can also put the wonton wrappers in a greased mini muffin tin with this mixture in the center for a little "quiche-like" bite.
 
Heidrun December 8, 2011
In my town (Portland, OR) there's a food cart called The Dump Truck that has a few different kinds. They've got the traditional pork and cabbage; and a portabello, rice noodle and ginger. Well, they also have a bacon cheeseburger one, but that may not be quite what you're looking for. But the portabello, rice noodle and ginger ones are really good!
 
Heidrun December 8, 2011
Oh! They also have a potato curry one with leeks garlic and coconut milk.
 
MarcusV December 9, 2011
Both of those would be good, especially for my vegetation friends. Thanks!
 
Sam1148 December 8, 2011
This are amazing. An afghan dumping stuffed with green onion, topped with a spiced lamb and yogurt sauce.
http://www.food52.com/recipes/10940_afghan_dumplings_with_lamb_kofta_and_yogurt_sauce.

You could take that idea except filling the dumplings with a spiced Mediterranean meat mixture. (ground meat, mint, cumin, thyme, oregano, lemon zest, cinnamon, garlic and steam them; and served with a tazaki sauce and garnish of chopped tomatoes and parsley.
(think a deconstructed Gyro).
 
MarcusV December 9, 2011
Yes! Yes! Great idea! Definitely will try! Man, I love this app.
 
Niknud December 8, 2011
The back cover of Gourmet's May 2009 issue (yes I am THAT kind of nerd) had three fantastic dumpling recipes - one was for a sweet indian dessert style one, one was a thai shrimp filling and one was a spicy beef filling. I remember it so well because I've made the sweet indian one for dessert several times and the shrimp filling one was AWESOME. I'm sure you could find the recipes on epicurious.com.....
 
lorigoldsby December 8, 2011
Also, some chicken, ginger and green onions...whirl around in a mini food processor and serve with a great dipping sauce like the one with my spring rolls http://www.food52.com/recipes/11701_summer_rolls_with_thai_dipping_sauce
 
Panfusine December 7, 2011
Indian style Seasoned potato curry, spiced Paneer, shredded vegetables with a peanut , ginger/soy sauce flavoring...
 
MarcusV December 7, 2011
I love the idea of a potato curry, kind of like a samosa.
 
pierino December 7, 2011
Frankly I think cream cheese, like tofu, totally bites ass anyway. A mixture of ground pork and cooked shrimp would be a bit more traditional and tasty.
 
davidpdx December 7, 2011
Also: ricotta, squash, sweet potato, pumpkin.
 
Summer O. December 7, 2011
Shrimp, tofu, spinach, mushrooms, beef, really 'almost' anything.
 
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