Shrimp Wraps with Pesto Dipping Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 2 whole green onions, finely minced
  • 1 pound raw medium shrimp, shelled, deveined, and finely chopped
  • 1TBSPAsian chile sauce
  • 2 tsp dry red wine
  • 1 TBSP sesame seeds, toasted
  • 30 wonton skins
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • Pesto:
  • 2 cups spinach leaves, washed and dried
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro sprigs
  • 8 leaves fresh basil
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 2 TBSP finely minced ginger
  • 1/2 tsp grated orange zest
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 TBSP white or red wine vinegar
  • 2 TBSP sesame oil
  • 1 TBSP soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Asian chile sauce

Directions:

  1. Prepare filling by combining green onions, shrimp, chile sauce, and wine, mixing well.
  2. Trim wonton skins into 2 and a 1/2 inch circles. Place 2 teaspoons of filling in center and moisten edges with water. Fold in half over filling and press together to seal. Repeat with remaining wontons.
  3. Bring 5 quarts of water to a boil. Add wraps and give a gentle stir. Cook until all float to the surface, about 3 minutes. Gently drain in a colander and transfer to a large bowl.
  4. Add pesto and toss.
  5. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve at once.

Yield: 6 - 12 servings