6.11.2009

Strawberry Salsa with Sugared Wonton Crisps



I have been intending on making a strawberry salsa when I could hand-pick the strawberries, and that time has arrived! Not only is this salsa an enjoyable take on the traditional tomato, but it can be prepared savory for an app or sweet, as I have decided to do here. Of course tortillas would not work well for a dessert. But sugared wontons will. Which I had in the fridge from these. Which, I must add, also stays in the Asian theme, when paired with these noodles. Really, sometimes, I am amazed by my own resourcefulness.

Strawberry Salsa with Sugared Wonton Crisps
salsa adapted from Gourmet . serves 4

strawberry salsa
1 quart strawberries, chopped
1 small jalapeƱo chili, minced
1 T chopped fresh cilantro
juice of 1/2 lime
1/4 t salt
1 t sugar (omit sugar for savory salsa)

sugared wontons
15 wonton wrapper
2 T butter, melted
2 t sugar
1/2 t ground cloves (or cinnamon)



In a medium bowl stir together salsa ingredients. Season to taste. (May be made up to 4 hours ahead and stored in fridge. Drain extra juices before serving.)

Place wonton wrappers side by side on a baking sheet. Brush each wonton with butter, and sprinkle with sugar and cloves (reserving half the ingredients). With tongs, turn each wonton over and repeat with additional butter, sugar and cloves. Cut each wonton wrapper in half. Place baking sheet in oven and broil 2-3 minutes until golden brown and crispy.

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One more thing before I go...I feel SO honored, as three wonderful bloggers have nominated fresh365 for the kreative blogger award! Much thanks to Sandy of Cookie Cutter, Lucy of A Little Bit of Sugar and Zoe of ZOMTBAKES. You all really made my week!

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101cookbooks / Cook & Eat / Dana Treat / Find Your Balance / Gourmet Worrier / hungry desi / La Tartine Gourmande / O Pistachio / Smitten Kitchen / The Kitchn / VeganYumYum

15 comments:

Bethany said...

I have to disagree with your statement that tortillas wouldnt work in this dish and to use wonton wraps. I have had tortillas toasted with butter, sugar, and cinnimon and they are amazing! The flour ones, of course. I think both flour tortillas and wonton wraps would work for this dessert.

As an aside, I made the bread salad with leeks that you posted about a month ago for a meal with a bunch of my friends and they LOVED IT! I am making the carrot cake as we speak and will let you know how it turns out. I am having a bunch of people over for dinner tomorrow and the carrot cake and pea pesto are both on the menu. Awesome blog.

alia.e said...

i have a potluck to go to tomorrow and i was feeling very uninspired but then i came here and it seems to have magically gone away. now i just have to decide which fabulous recipe to pick.

this dish looks so wonderful!

parallel-botany said...

Oh wow. This is an intriguing combination!

You never cease to amaze :)

Cookie Cutter said...

Oh wow! Hand-picked strawberries! Can it get any fresher than this? I'm loving this series of Asian/Asian-fusion recipes :)

fresh365 said...

Bethany- Sugared tortillas do sound fantastic! I guess I was thinking more along the lines of tostitos :)

Michelle @ Find Your Balance said...

Aw, very sweet! Thank you so much!

nithya at hungry desi said...

wow, well I am definitely amazed with your resourcefulness! thanks for the shout out too :)

Jackie @PhamFatale.com said...

I would have never thought of using wonton skin in a dessert. What a neat idea. This is a keeper. I'll do that when I made dumplings and use the extra wonton wrappers. Thanks for the delightful post!

The Chiconomist Celine said...

oooh thank you, now I know what to do with the cilantro in my fridge. I had done a mango salsa last Sunday. Strawberry salsa sounds amazing to me!

Sprouted Kitchen said...

such a fabulous idea! I needed a 'new use for old things' kind of recipe for my plethora of affordable strawberries right now

MsGourmet said...

Thank you Erin the feeling is mutual!

Fern @ Life on the Balcony said...

Your recipes are amazing! I would have never thought to make a salsa out of strawberries, but my mouth was seriously watering when I read through this post. How do you manage to post come up with so many creative, tasty recipes?!

jacqueline said...

This looks soo refreshing and yummie~~
I'm having a potluck on monday and i will need to go through all your post to see if i can find anything with broccoli salad.
Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to you!!

Zoe said...

You're more than welcome! I love coming over to browse your delicious and healthy recipes :)

Strawberry Stocker said...

Wow! What a great recipe, I have tried making Strawberry Salsa many times but this time I used Sugared Wonton Crisps and presented with fresh strawberries dipped in chocolate. Believe me this wonderful combination made my home party a real celebration.