Somehow we ended up with a lot of photos for this one… so with that, I’m going to keep the words short. Our countdown continues… just 2 days until our trip and many many errands left to go. Thanks to everyone who left such thoughtful comments and suggestions the other day; it’s been such a huge help.
This recipe was the first one I bookmarked in the Sprouted Kitchen cookbook. I realize we’ve already posted about their beautiful book before… Funny thing is that I actually made this with no intentions of photographing it… but then it was just looking so pretty… and then of course it tasted too good not to share.
I took some liberties here… Sara makes an aromatic lemongrass broth to serve these in… I took a lazy shortcut but added some extra ingredients to the filling itself. She uses sour cream to bind the filling together. To make mine a non-dairy version, I used miso and tahini instead. I blended, tasted and decided some garlic and ginger would be nice. And then I couldn’t help but squeeze just a bit of lemon juice in.
I steamed these in a little store-bought veggie broth. To serve, I poured just a bit of the steaming broth over the top, drizzled on some sesame oil, and sprinkled some sesame seeds over everything.
These taste like an Asian version of ravioli. The filling is creamy and almost cheese-like. And by using pre-made wonton wrappers, this whole thing comes together pretty fast… totally a keeper for us.
- 1 cup edamame, shelled, cooked, and drained
- A big handful basil leaves (about 10 big leaves)
- 3 scallions, white and green parts, coarsley chopped
- ½ garlic clove, minced
- 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
- 1 teaspoon miso paste
- 1 teaspoon tahini
- Squeeze lemon
- Splash sriracha, to taste
- 18 wonton wrappers (plus a few extra to allow for mess-ups)
- 1-2 cups pre-made veggie broth, for steaming
- Toasted sesame oil, for drizzling
- Sprouts and sesame seeds, for garnish
- Sea salt and fresh black pepper
- Combine the edamame, basil, scallions, garlic, ginger, miso, tahini, lemon juice, and sriracha in a food processor and pulse to create a somewhat chunky consistency. Taste and adjust seasonings, adding salt and pepper as needed. Be careful not to over-blend.
- Lay half of the wonton wrappers out on your work surface. Set the rest in a pile next to you, along with a small bowl of water for dabbing your fingers in. Spoon about a tablespoon of filling in each. Use your finger to wipe a bit of water on all 4 edges. Place a new wrapper on top and gently press down to seal each edge.
- In a medium skillet, bring the broth to a simmer. It should cover the bottom of the pan at least an inch deep. Drop the wontons in the pan in a single layer, working in batches if necessary. Cover and steam for about 2 minutes or until the wontons are cooked through but still al dente (like pasta).
- Divide the steamed wontons onto plates and pour the broth from the pan on top. Drizzle with some toasted sesame oil and garnish with the sprouts and sesame seeds.