Huge hit at our annual holiday party! Pretty easy to make too.
Herbed Ricotta Won Tons with Spicy Tomato Sauce
Randy Mayor; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
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Amount per serving
- Calories: 120
- Calories from fat: 29%
- Fat: 3.9g
- Saturated fat: 2.2g
- Monounsaturated fat: 1g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 0.4g
- Protein: 5.8g
- Carbohydrate: 15.5g
- Fiber: 1.9g
- Cholesterol: 10mg
- Iron: 1.3mg
- Sodium: 456mg
- Calcium: 111mg
- Won Tons:
- 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
- 1/4 cup blanched almonds, toasted
- 1/2 teaspoon all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
- 2 tablespoons grated fresh Parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoons fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives
- 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
- 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 large egg white
- 1 garlic clove, chopped
- 30 won ton wrappers
- Cooking spray
- 1 large egg white, lightly beaten
- 1 (28-ounce) can whole tomatoes, drained
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 2/3 cup chopped onion
- 2 teaspoons finely grated orange rind
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 habanero pepper, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
- To prepare won tons, place colander in a 2-quart glass measure or medium bowl. Line colander with 2 layers of cheesecloth, allowing cheesecloth to extend over outside edges of bowl. Spoon ricotta into colander. Gather edges of cheesecloth together; tie securely. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Gently squeeze cheesecloth bag to remove excess liquid; discard liquid. Spoon ricotta into a food processor.
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Place almonds and flour in a spice or coffee grinder, and process until finely ground. Set aside 3 tablespoons of almond mixture; add remaining almond mixture, mint, and next 8 ingredients (mint through garlic) to food processor. Process until smooth.
- Working with 1 won ton wrapper at a time (cover remaining wrappers with a damp towel to keep them from drying), spoon about 2 teaspoons ricotta mixture into center of each wrapper. Moisten edges of dough with water; bring 2 opposite corners together. Press the edges together to seal, forming a triangle. Repeat procedure with remaining won ton wrappers and ricotta mixture.
- Place won tons on 2 baking sheets lined with parchment paper and coated with cooking spray. Brush won tons with lightly beaten egg white; sprinkle with reserved almond mixture.
- Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool won tons 5 minutes on a wire rack.
- To prepare sauce, place tomatoes in food processor; process until finely chopped. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, and sauté 3 minutes. Stir in orange rind, sugar, and habanero pepper; sauté 2 minutes. Reduce heat to medium. Stir in tomatoes and basil; cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve with won tons.
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