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Asian guacamole with SmokedĀ Salmon

March 27, 2011
0 Ratings
  • Makes about 2 cups
Author Notes

This recipe is the result of too many avocados and not wanting them to spoil. I decided to try an Asian twist to a traditional guacamole and to further the direction my thoughts were taking me, I baked up some wonton wrappers and topped them with smoked wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon. The results were these gorgeous little bites of crunchy heat with the cool buttery salmon as a counterpoint. They would make a great appetizer for a party, but we just ate them as a snack. —TiggyBee

What You'll Need
  • 2 large ripe avocados
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 4 tablespoons fresh grated horseradish
  • 2 tablespoons pickled sushi ginger, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilatro
  • 2 or 3 splashes soy sauce
  • a few sprinkles of crushed red chili flakes
  • 1 lime
  • toasted sesame seeds
  • wonton wrappers
  • olive oil for brushing
  • smoked salmon
  1. In a mixing bowl, mash the avocados coarsely with a fork and fold the remaining ingredients in. When combined, squeeze the lime on top and mix in.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350. On a baking sheet, fold the wonton wrappers into triangles and place them on sheet. Brush the folded wrappers with olive oil and bake for approximately 8 minutes, or until nicely browned.
  3. Remove wrappers from oven and allow to cool for a minute or two. Slice the salmon to fit and place it on the wrapper, top with the guacamole and sprinkle the tops with the toasted sesame seeds. Grate more horseradish on top if desired.
  4. Note: if your sesame seeds aren't toasted, place them in a dry pan and stir them carefully over high heat for a few minutes while the wrappers are baking.

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  • Sagegreen
  • gingerroot
  • hardlikearmour
  • boulangere

12 Reviews

Equator180 January 20, 2012
I tried this exactly as per above and it was perhaps one of the best smoked salmon recipes I have ever tried...definitely one of the best ever!
lorigoldsby March 30, 2011
The first time we had sushi (over 25 years ago) My mother didn't know what anything was on the plate, so she scooped into what she thought was guacamole....which you can imagine was actually wasabi! Thanks for the memory! i will make this for her next week :)
TiggyBee March 30, 2011
That's hilarious Lori! Saw your segment on Martha - Nice!! : )
Sagegreen March 28, 2011
Love your photos, too. And thanks so much for sharing your photo of my rice! It's gorgeous!
gingerroot March 28, 2011
Oh yum, Tiggybee! These sound delicious...reminds me of a salmon-avocado sushi roll with wasabi and ginger, except in a wonton...fantastic!
TiggyBee March 30, 2011
Thanks gingerroot!! You are so right about the sushi roll!! - very similar taste sensation.
hardlikearmour March 27, 2011
Love the Asian take on guacamole!
TiggyBee March 30, 2011
Thanks hardlikearmour!! Hope you'll try!
Sagegreen March 27, 2011
Very beautiful and inviting! I wish I had too many avocados right now!
TiggyBee March 30, 2011
Thanks Sagegreen! I get a big bag of them every Sunday at my farmer's market. They're so plentiful here now.
boulangere March 27, 2011
What a fortunate set of circumstances - looks wonderful! I love the idea of soft salmon and crunch of wontons. And anything with avocado . . .
TiggyBee March 30, 2011
Thanks so much boulangere!! : )