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Crab Rangoons

30 May

What is your favorite place to order take out from? Pizza? Italian? Chinese? I always loved getting chinese take out as a kid. Now that I am an adult, I don’t eat chinese take out nearly as much as I used to. One thing I like to order from the chinese take out is Crab Rangoons. As you may have read before I am a big seafood lover and I am also a cheese lover! All types of cheese (except bleu). Not every chinese takeout sells them. I have been wanting to make these at home for a while and I finally decided to go for it. I am so glad I did. They were Delicious and also very easy. This is a great appetizer for a dinner party. You can prep them first and stick them in the fridge until they are ready to fry.

Crab Rangoons

8 oz Crabmeat Special

8 oz Philadelphia Cream Cheese (Softened)

3 Scallions chopped very fine

1 1/2 tsp Minced ginger

1 tsp soy sauce

1 tbsp Sweet chilli sauce

1 package Wonton Wrappers

1/2 tsp Sriracha

1/4 cup Vegetable oil (FOR FRYING)

Directions

1. Mix all (except oil) ingredients in a bowl until combined.

2. Place Wonton wrappers individually on parchment paper.

3. Put about a tablespoon of filling in the middle of each wrapper and fold as instructed on wonton package.

4. Heat 1/4 cup vegetable oil in a frying pan.

5. Place wontons in pan and fry until golden brown. About 3 mins on each side.

6. Remove from pan and place on plate or bowl layered with paper towel to absorb excess oil.

7. EAT! ENJOY 🙂

Empanadas

17 Jan

 

 

Hey Loves! I know I have been MIA for a while but…. I’m baaaaaacckk and with some delicious Empanadas! What are Empanadas? A empanada is a Spanish or Latin American pastry turnover filled with a variety of savory ingredients baked or fried. I love love love empanadas. Whenever I go to get spanish food, I must have empanada. My Bestie’s dad makes some really good ones and I just realized he owes me some lol. The empanadas I made had less of that “spanish” taste to them because I added sweet chili sauce and sriracha to my filling but I still think it turned out pretty darn good! Plus I think that everyone at the Christmas gift exchange would agree. Especially my brother! He is still looking for more lol.

What you will need:

 

Ingredients:

l lb Ground Chicken

1 Red Bell Pepper

1/4 Cup Chopped Onion

1 Tbsp Minced Garlic

1/4 Cup Diced Manzanilla Olives

3 Tbsp Sriracha

4 Tbsp Frank’s Sweet Chili Sauce

2 Packets Sazon

2 Cups Vegetable or Canola Oil (if frying)

1 Tbsp EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)

1 Packet Empanada Dicos Thawed (found in the freezer section of most grocery stores)

Salt and Pepper to taste

 

Directions: 

1) Place ground chicken in a bowl, add salon, salt and pepper, mix well.

2) Heat olive oil in pan and sauté garlic until fragrant. About 20 Seconds.

3) Add in red pepper and onion and sauté until tender.

4) Add ground chicken to pan and cook through until no longer pink (make sure meat is chopped up into very small pieces)

5) Mix in sriracha and sweet chili sauce.

6) Take Empanada Disc and fill the middle of each disc with filling

7) Fold Disc over and pinch close

8) Heat oil in pan to 350 degrees

9) Fry empanadas on each side for about a minute.

10) Drain on paper towels to get off excess grease and then serve.

 

*These can also be baked and still taste delicious and healthier*

 

 

Italian Sausage Meatballs

26 Sep

On a Friday night, like several other nights, we couldn’t decide on what we wanted for dinner. Being indecisive really sucks. Especially when you barely had anything to eat all day and you are suffering from a hunger headache and getting cranky. 🙂  Oh yeah, not a pretty sight. lol.  At last minute we decided on a semi-homemade thin crust pizza. I was just going to purchase the pillsbury thin crust dough. I had already thawed out a lb of ground Italian Sausage for one of the toppings.  Anyway, Bryan and I decided to take a trip to our local walmart because we needed to pick up some things. As usual, we spent longer than expected and more money than expected! That is always a issue when going into Walmart.

Long story short, I ended up throwing a Digiorno Pizza in the oven and that was dinner…. Say what? You want to know what happened to that thawed out ground Italian Sausage huh?  Well I couldn’t put it back in the freezer the next day,so I thought what can I do with this. Meatballs!! Yup! That’s what I will make. I didn’t want to make a whole meal so I figured a little appetizer would be perfect. 🙂 These meatballs are great for snacking or can even be used for a Meatball Sub or even Spaghetti. Enjoy! 🙂

Italian Sausage Meatballs

By: Sonia “Blade”

Ingredients:

1 lb Hot Ground Italian Sausage

1/3 cup Diced Red Pepper

1/3 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese

1/3 Cup Shredded Italian Cheese Blend

1/3 Cup Panko Bread Crumbs

1 large Egg

1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2) Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and mix well.

3) Form medium size meatballs, using 1 tablespoon of mixture for each.

4) Place in baking pan and cook for about 25 minutes until done.

5) Serve with Marinara Sauce.

*Makes about 20 meatballs*