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Cristina Ferrare's Crispy Wonton Cups Filled with Asian Beef

Cristina Ferrare's Crispy Wonton Cups Filled with Asian Beef
Ingredients for Wontons and Sauce
  • Soy sauce (1 tbsp)
  • Lime juice (3 tbsp)
  • Fish sauce (2 tbsp)
  • Sugar (2 tbsp)
  • Chile paste (1 tsp)
  • Ginger, freshly grated (1 tsp)
  • 1 small garlic clove (minced)
  • Wonton wrappers (24)
  • Cooking spray
  • Beef tenderloin (½ lb)
  • Kosher salt, pepper (to taste)
  • Canola oil (2 tbsp)
  • Red pepper (1 small)
  • Scallions (2 finely diced)
  • Sour cream (¼ cup)
  • Cilantro leaves (at least 24)
Shanti's Asian Pear-adise Cocktail Ingredients:
  • Lime wedge
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Pear juice (1 cup)
  • Soju (1 cup)
  • Sparkling White Grape Juice (1 cup)
  • Asian pear slices
  • Sugar in the raw (3 tbsp)
  • Powdered Ginger (1 tsp)

Steps
For the sauce:
Combine soy sauce, lime juice, fish sauce, sugar, chile paste, ginger, and garlic in a small bowl and mix until sugar dissolves, set aside.
For the wontons:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Spray wonton wrappers with cooking spray.
  3. Use a 2 inch-muffin tin, press wonton wrappers down into tin, and push back the corners to make a defined cup.
  4. Bake wontons until golden brown (6-8 mins).

For the meat:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Season beef with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat canola oil in ovenproof saute pan until very hot.
  4. Sear beef in pan (1-2 mins/side).
  5. Transfer the pan w/ beef to the oven and cook to medium rare (5-6 mins).
  6. Let beef rest before dicing into small pieces.
  7. Combine red pepper and scallion with beef, mix in medium bowl.
  8. Add pre-made sauce to beef, peppers and scallion, toss.
  9. Fill cooled wonton cups with the filling (1 tbsp/cup).

Cocktail Recipe:

  1. Combine lime juice, pear juice, soju, and ice. Shake together well and pour into martini glass.
  2. Top with sparkling white grape juice.
  3. Put sugar and ginger on a plate, rub lime wedge along rim of glass, dip glass rim in sugar/ginger mixture.
  4. Garnish with slices of Asian pear.


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