After the adventurous Shrimp and Crab Sushi Stack experience, I had some leftover avocado mashed with onions, jalapeño, and lime along with shrimp and crab mixed with Sriracha mayo. I decided to make some seafood wonton nachos.
The avocado mash from the sushi stack only stays good for a day or two because of the lime. It helps the avocado to not turn brown.
That recipe was written for four people, but it was just the two of us that night so I had to come up with a leftover dish to use them. I do not throw food away…you’ll learn this about me.
I am a self-proclaimed queen of turning leftovers into creative creations.
So that is how Seafood Wonton Nachos came to be:)
Here is how to make Seafood Wonton Nachos
I fried wonton wrappers into triangles into the chips for this dish. Super simple, and takes only a few seconds.
Just about an inch of oil in a small skillet over medium heat and after a few minutes your oil should be hot enough. You can always test one out to see.
Do not walk away, the literally takes a few seconds.
Once golden brown remove from oil and place on a paper towel to drain extra oil.
My husband is intrigued any time I deep fry something, so he joined me in the kitchen while I fried the wontons, and he even stuck around to help me plate this gorgeous masterpiece.
(I may or may not be tooting my own horn, but come on…look at it!)
Helpful hint: put the extra Sriracha Mayo in a plastic sandwich bag, cut a tiny bit of the corner, and squeeze over the nachos to make it look like it came from a piping bag.
It looks extra pretty 🙂
Avocado mash, spicy seafood, Ginger Soy Glaze, and we even put some wasabi and pickled ginger on top!
Now I am intrigued to see what other wonton nacho creations I can dream up!
If you don’t want to make the Ginger Soy Glaze, click on the Amazon link to buy some ready made!
These babies didn’t last long, but I can imagine that they would get soggy pretty quick.
Plan on eating them right away (and believe me, once you try them you won’t want to stop).
Seafood Wonton Nachos were devoured in record time!
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Seafood Wonton Nachos
One of the most gorgeous and delicious appetizers ever
- 6 oz jumbo lump crab (in a can or from seafood counter)
- 1/2 pound cooked shrimp diced
- 1 cup Sriracha Mayo (or equal parts Sriracha mixed with mayo or light mayo)
- 1 avocado
- 1/2 lime juiced
- 1/4 cup red onion minced
- 1/2 jalapeno (with seeds for heat, no seeds for no heat)
- 20 wonton wrappers cut in half diagonally
- vegetable oil (enough to fill a small skillet about 1 inch)
- Optional toppings: Sriracha Mayo, Ginger Soy Glaze, black sesame seeds, green onions, wasabi, pickled ginger
Mix the crab, shrimp, and a few spoonfuls of Sriracha Mayo together in a bowl until it’s the consistency you like. Save the remaining Sriracha Mayo for drizzling on top.
In another bowl mash the avocado, lime juice, red onion, and jalapeno. Add salt and pepper if you like, but if using the Ginger Soy Glaze that was enough salt for me.
Fill a small skillet with about 1 inch of vegetable oil. Leave on medium heat for about 5 minutes. Test a wonton to see if oil is hot enough. Fry 3 wontons at a time. This only takes a few seconds. Once golden brown remove and lay on paper towel to drain.
Plate your wonton nachos by topping with avocado mash first, then the shrimp and crab mixture, and additional toppings such as extra Sriracha Mayo, Ginger Soy Glaze, green onions, black sesame seeds, wasabi, or pickled ginger. Enjoy right away so they stay crispy.