Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Gorton's Shrimp Scampi Wontons Recipe + Giveaway
Did you know October is National Seafood month? Well it is and I just barely am squeaking in with my post about it. :) Tomorrow is Halloween, my absolute favorite holiday, also the last day of the month. To support this Gorton's has been running a campaign all month called "Eat Seafood Twice a Week."
October being National Seafood month it's a great reason to make a change in your regular routine. Seafood is a great healthy protein meal option. One that I can say does get overlooked at my house. I didn't grow up eating a lot of seafood besides the occasional shrimp, salmon (which I detest) and canned tuna. My parents didn't really care for it. That probably has to do with growing up in Chicago, that not counting Lake Michigan, is in the middle of the country and far from the coast.
Since growing up I've learned to love more seafood, although salmon is still just downright icky. I actually prefer sushi over most cooked fishes. After not having much of it growing up too, go figure.
Now that you've heard my spiel about how fish was not a part of my household growing up, let me share with you my Gorton's healthy recipe for Shrimp Scampi Wontons. I had the hardest time finding Gorton's new smarter options line of fish. Either the stores in my area didn't carry it or they were sold out. I ended up adapting a recipe on their site to make these. My wontons are a healthy alternative as they are baked and not fried. Due to being baked the wontons do get crispy, but don't truly turn a golden brown
Shrimp Scampi Wontons
1 (12 oz.) Gorton's Garlic Butter Shrimp Scampi
1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
1/3 cup fresh mushrooms, chopped
1/3 cup onion, chopped
1/3 cup carrot, finely chopped
1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 1/2 tablespoon sauce from shrimp
32 wonton wrappers
Prepare Gorton's Garlic Butter Shrimp Scampi according to package directions. Allow to cool.
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line two shallow metal baking pans with parchment paper or spray lightly with nonstick cooking spray.
Add oil, mushrooms, onion and carrots to a large skillet. Cook over medium heat for 6-8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are slightly soft.
Blend cooked Gorton's Shrimp Scampi, vegetables, cilantro and garlic butter sauce (reserve rest of sauce) in a blender or food processor until chopped.
Place a heaping teaspoon of shrimp mixture in the middle of a wonton wrapper. Brush the edges of wrapper with water. Fold wrapper in half to form a rectangle or triangle and crimp edges tightly together. Place wonton on prepared baking pan. Repeat with remaining shrimp mixture and wonton wrappers.
Bake wontons for 10-16 minutes, turning wontons over halfway through cooking time. Serve with reserved scampi sauce if desired.
Onto the giveaway! Three (3) lucky readers will win a Gorton's $2 off coupon and an Eat Sea Food Twice a Week plate. To enter the giveaway, leave a comment below telling me which Gorton's Seafood Recipe you'd like to try. Contest is open to US readers and will run 10/30 thru 11/10.
*I was given this product for review. All opinions are my own.*