Fried Wonton Packages filled with Dried Apricot, Apricot Preserves, Mascarpone
Chile Crème Anglaise, Pinenuts, Mint
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Challenge #3: Luxury Dinner Party
Challenge Prompt: Celebrate! You’ve made it this far, and the next challenge is to hold a party for your friends and family. Whether you’re an experienced host or an entertaining newbie, get creative and host a luxurious dinner party where your guests will discover new tastes and exotic flavors.
We served Apricot Wonton Ravioli, Chile Creme Anglaise at our Luxury Dinner Party – Modern Southwest. I hope you have a chance to stop by and enjoy the party! Votes may be cast now through Oct. 7th. If you are a fan of Luxury Dinner Party – Modern Southwest, please vote here! Muchas Gracias!
Apricot Wonton Ravioli
To make the filling, combine 2 parts rough chopped dried apricots, 1 part apricot preserves, and 1 part mascarpone cheese in a food processor. Pulse briefly to obtain a coarse consistency. Fill wonton wrappers with about a tablespoon of the apricot mixture, wet the edges with a little water, fold, and seal the package. Fry ravioli in peanut oil until golden brown. Drain on paper towels, keep warm.
Chile Crème Anglaise
- 8 egg yolks
- 1/2 c. sugar
- 1 qt. milk
- 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
To make crème anglaise, process egg yolk and sugar in a food processor until thickened to form a ribbon when poured. Remove to a large mixing bowl. Heat milk with vanilla until just below boiling. Stirring constantly, gradually add milk to egg mixture. Return the sauce to the pan and heat, stirring stirring constantly until thick enough to coat a spoon. Strain through a fine sieve to remove any curdled egg. Cool to room temperature. Add New Mexico chile powder to the sauce.
Ladle crème anglaise onto a plate, top with warm apricot wonton ravioli, garnish with pinenuts and mint.
This excellent recipe was adapted from Modern Southwest Cuisine by John Sedlar.
Extending a big Thank You to my dear friend Gail for making the Apricot Wonton Ravioli at our Luxury Dinner Party – Modern Southwest!