*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                CRAB WON TONS WITH BLACKBERRY SZECHUAN SAUCE
 
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 Serving Size  : 3    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Appetizers                       Seafood
                 Fruits
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
                         -----SAUCE-----
      1/2   c            Blackberry puree
      1/2   c            Saki or dry sherry
    1       T            Cornstarch
      1/2   t            Salt (to taste)
      1/2   t            Red pepper flakes (to taste)
      1/2   t            Ginger, grated
    1       t            Lime juice
    2       x            Garlic cloves, minced
    1 1/2   T            Honey
                         -----FILLING-----
    3       oz           Spinach, fresh
    1       T            Butter
    4       T            Onion, chopped finely
    3       oz           Cream cheese
    2       T            Lemon juice
    2       T            Breadcrumbs, dry
      1/2   lb           Crabmeat, flaked, cooked
    1       d            Salt, pepper, tabasco (opt)
                         -----WON TONS-----
   36       x            Won Ton wrappers
    1       x            Vegetable oil
 
   BLACKBERRY PUREE: Place 1 cup fresh or thawed whole frozen blackberries in
   food mill, blender, or food processor ans process until smooth.  If
   desired,
   seeds may be removed by straining through a medium sieve and using a rubber
   spatula to press pulp through while scraping underside of sieve.  Add sugar
   to taste.  A good rule of thumb for sweetening is about 2 T sugar per cup
   of
   whole berries.
   SZECHUAN SAUCE: Mix all sauce ingredients in a saucepan.  Bring to a boil
   over medium high heat.  Lower heat and cook until clear and thickened. (The
   flavor of this sauce improves after standing overnight.)
   FILLING: Remove stems and wash spinach.  With water still clinging to the
   leaves, place in a large pan over medium high heat.  Cook until spinach
   just
   begins to wilt and most of water has evaporated.  Empty onto cutting board
   and chop finely.  Set aside.  Melt butter in saute pan.  Saute onions until
   transparent.  Cut cream cheese into small chunks.  Reduce heat to low, and
   add cream cheese.  when cheese begins to soften, add lemon juice to blend.
   Remove pan from heat and stir in breadcrumbs. crab and spinach.
   WONTONS: Place 1 - 2 tsp. filling  in each wrapper and seal according to
   package directions.  Place single layer of wontons in hot oil (about 1/4
   in
   bottom of wok)and fry 2 - 3 minutes until golden brown. Drain on paper bags
   or paper towels, and serve immediately with blackberry sauce.
  
 
 
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