These Lobster Wontons are an awesome appetizer or even a light dinner that won’t break the bank!
These are more of like a bite-sized taco but with all the flavors that big lobster taco should have. Steamed lobsters were on sale this week at the grocery store, so I ran over a grabbed a few…then it was time to get all the meat out.
All the meat, 2 lobsters gave me 7 oz. of lobster meat. Not even a half pound. But don’t worry, that’s all you need to make these Lobster Wontons!
OK, so it kind of takes forever to get all the damn lobster meat out, not my favorite part….but now the hard part is over.
Time to bake the wontons. Brush them with a small amount of oil, then add some cumin and salt.
They come out of the oven totally crispy, even better than frying them. Just watch them as they’re cooking, they go from golden brown to totally burnt fast.
I had to improvise and use store-made guacamole since the avocados were hard as a rock that day at the store, but the kind I got was actually pretty good – with a little bit of spice to it which was perfect for the sweet lobster salad on top.
Start off by making the lobster salad – chop your steamed lobster into pretty small pieces and place in a bowl.
Add in the diced mango and pineapple, the juice of the lime, salt, pepper and scallions. You could add some crushed red pepper flakes or sriracha if you like it a little spicier at this point. But I thought with the spicy guacamole this worked out good.
Mix it up and place it in the fridge to chill while your wontons are baking…then assemble your Lobster Wontons by adding a large spoonful of guacamole to the center of one of the wontons, then another large scoop of the lobster salad on top.
That’s it – Lobster Wontons. You can get about 15-18 wontons from this recipe, so enough for a light dinner for 4 or appetizers for a crowd.
Who wouldn’t love to walk into a party and see a platter full of these?
I know I would. And you don’t have to tell them it only cost you 15 bucks to make!
- 20 wonton wrappers
- ½ t. cumin
- ½ t. salt
- 1 T. olive oil
- 7 oz. fresh lobster meat, chopped into small pieces
- ½ mango, diced
- ¼ c. pineapple, diced
- 2 scallions, chopped finely
- ½ lime, juiced
- ¼ t. salt
- 1 (11 oz.) package store-bought spicy guacamole
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Add all the ingredients for the lobster salad into a bowl and mix to combine.
- Place in the refrigerator to chill while you make the wontons.
- Lay out the wonton wrappers on a baking sheet and brush lightly with the olive oil.
- Add the cumin and salt to a small bowl and mix together.
- Season the wonton wrappers with the cumin and salt mixture and place in the oven to bake for 8 minutes. Watch them carefully as they cook so that they don't burn.
- Remove from the oven and cool.
- Once the wontons are cooled, add a large spoonful of guacamole to the center of the wonton.
- Top with another large spoonful of the lobster salad.
- Repeat with the remaining wontons.
- Serve immediately.