2 Turkey Wonton Recipes - Delightful Asian Solutions to Turkey Leftovers

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There are many leftover turkey recipes on the Internet. Sandwiches, salads, wraps, soups and more. Let me add 2 turkey wonton recipes.

Both recipes call for the wontons to be boiled. The first one is served in a light broth while the second one is served in a sauce made with fish sauce, olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

What could be nicer than a couple of turkey wontons floating in a steamy hot soup to counter-act the effects of over-eating during Thanksgiving. But if you are craving for a crispy snack, you can deep fry them. Choose the samosa wrapping style if you are deep frying the wontons. 

Cooked turkey meat may be too dry so it may be necessary to add some sort of liquid to mix and blend the ingredients together. If you have some leftover gravy, use that but use it sparingly. Just enough to bind the ingredients together.

Both recipes call for 1 packet of wonton wrappers. Or if you are up to it, you can make the wrappers from scratch.

1. Turkey and shrimp wonton

The ratio of turkey meat here to shrimp is about 2:1.

Filling

  • 240g cooked turkey meat
  • 125g fresh shrimp, shelled, de-veined and chopped
  • 50g water chestnuts
  • 3/4 cup of cold water

Seasonings for filling

  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp cooking wine
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • Salt & pepper

Directions

  1. Mince and mix the turkey and water chestnuts in the food processor. Add the seasonings for filling and mix well. Do not over-do it
  2. Remove the mixture from the food processor into a mixing bowl
  3. Fold in the shrimps
  4. Wrap the wontons
  5. Boil water and cook the wontons. Drain and leave aside
  6. Prepare the wonton soup
  7. Pour the soup into serving bowls, add the wontons

2. Turkey and corn wonton

Filling

  • 4 oz cooked turkey meat
  • 2 oz sweet corn
  • 1 tbsp minced ginger
  • 1 stalk of chopped spring onions for garnishing

Seasonings for filling

  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • Dash of pepper
  • 1 tsp cornstarch

Dipping sauce

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp fish sauce

Directions

  1. Mince the turkey (manually shred and chop finely or process in a food processor)
  2. Add the minced ginger and sweet corn and mix well
  3. Add the seasonings for filling, with cornstarch going in last
  4. Mix well and leave to marinate for about 1 hour
  5. Wrap the wontons
  6. Boil water and cook the wontons. Drain and leave aside
  7. Combine the dipping sauce ingredients together
  8. Pour over the wontons
  9. Garnish with spring onions and serve

I hope you enjoy these wonton turkey recipes. Ease your hungry stomach as well as your wallet. Try these other wonton fillings.

Happy Souping, Phoebe




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