Spicy Crab-and-Ginger Salsa with Sesame Wontons

Southern Living
Spicy Crab-and-Ginger Salsa with Sesame Wontons Recipe
This quick and easy appetizer will have your dinner guests talking. The spicy crab-and-ginger salsa is the perfect compliment to these yummy wontons sprinkled with sesame seeds.


Makes 8 appetizer servings


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3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 to 2 teaspoons Thai chili-garlic sauce or paste
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
12 ounces lump crabmeat, drained and coarsely chopped
1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, and diced
2 green onions, sliced
2 tablespoons chopped pickled ginger
Peanut oil
24 wontons
2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted


Whisk together rice wine vinegar and next 5 ingredients. Stir in crabmeat and next 3 ingredients. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

Pour peanut oil to a depth of 1/2 inch into a large skillet. Fry wontons, in batches, in hot oil over medium-high heat 30 seconds on each side or until golden. Drain on paper towels; sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve wontons with salsa.

NOTE: Chili-garlic sauce or paste may be found in the Asian section of the supermarket or in gourmet stores.

Created date

December 2002