Who says finger food can’t be healthy? Gently steaming these wontons helps their delicious filling stay succulent and full of flavour. They can be served as an appetizer or paired with a vegetable stir-fry or green salad for a light and delicious meal.
Place chicken, prawns, 2 chopped spring onions, garlic, ginger, and oyster sauce in food processor or blender and blend to a paste. Transfer paste to medium-sized bowl and stir in 2 Tbsp (30 mL) sesame seeds.
Take a wonton wrapper and place about 1 tsp (5 mL) paste in centre. Dampen edges of wonton wrapper with a little water and bring them up around filling, enclosing it completely. Seal and crimp the little bundle. Repeat with remaining wonton wrappers.
Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Place half the wontons in skillet and sear until golden brownu2014about 1 minute. Turn wontons over to ensure they cook evenly, and add 1/2 cup (125 mL) water to skillet. Place lid on skillet, reduce heat to medium-low, and let wontons steam until skillet is dryu2014about 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer wontons to warm serving plate and repeat cooking procedure with remaining wontons.
When all wontons are on serving plate, sprinkle remaining 2 Tbsp (30 mL) sesame seeds over top.
Mix all dipping sauce ingredients in small bowl and add remaining chopped spring onion. Serve immediately with steamed wontons.
This recipe is part of the Warm Up to Sesame collection.
This dish provides a flavourful twist on the famous patatas bravas that many of us know and love. Here, traditionally crispy potatoes in a spicy tomato sauce are swapped out for roasted butternut squash and a smoky pepper sauce. This dish offers fantastic umami flavour loaded with smoky and subtle bitter notes, compliments of roasted red peppers. The creamy sweet garlic yogurt drizzle is the perfect accompaniment to balance the bold piquancy. A perfect couple! Get saucy Keep this 5-minute yogurt sauce on hand to liven up a variety of vegetables and other dishes. Get creative!
Enjoy the zippy tang of sherry vinegar, popular in Spanish cooking, and the briny taste of capers in this zesty take on roasted cauliflower. Serve as a tapas side or on a charcuterie board accompanied by a selection of Spanish meats, cheeses, and olives. The smaller, the better The smaller you cut garlic, the more oils you’ll release, providing additional flavour. Looking to achieve more subtle flavour? Slice your garlic rather than crushing it.
Braising these hearty beans not only changes their texture but leaves them creamy and satisfying. Using a savoury broth with saffron for braising provides the traditional Spanish flavour, similar to a paella. This dish is served as a shared side, but it could also be served with rice and vegetables as a delicious stand-alone dinner or as a satisfying nourish bowl. Swap your spirits Try substituting vermouth for white wine in this recipe, if you have some on hand. It’s a great alternative to wine and will last much longer in your cupboard. An added perk? You can save that nice wine for sipping.
With Spain’s expansive coastlines and multiple islands, seafood is a staple of the cuisine. This quick and easy prawn dish will add a pop of protein and a wonderful smokiness to your tapas-style lineup. Sustainable seafood When choosing prawns (or any seafood), opt for sustainable varieties that recognize and even reward sustainable fishing practices. As an important protein in many cultures, seafood, caught sustainably, helps contribute to healthy oceans < and > healthy communities.