Hello everyone and welcome to the final Nikoli's Kitchen of 2021, and to celebrate the beginning of the new year we're talking about crab rangoons TWO WAYS! In this episode I break down the recipe for the normal deep fried version and then I deconstruct it all and put it on a pizza! I'll also be breaking down the recipe for a delectable sweet chili sauce as well. I hope that you go into 2022 with love, positivity, and belief in your hearts. Let's all work together to make the next year the absolute best year yet. Thank you all so much for your amazing support this past year, and here's to amazing things in the new year!

 

Featured Recipes for this Episode

Deep Fried Crab Rangoons

8 oz imitation crab, chopped
8 oz 1/3 fat cream cheese, softened
1/2 c scallions, chopped
2 T Italian parsley, chopped
1 T black pepper
40 to 50 wonton wrappers
Oil for deep frying

Prepare your crab rangoons by combining all ingredients except the wonton wrappers in a large bowl and mixing until combined.
Pour some water in a small bowl.
Add 1 T filling to the center of each wonton wrapper and wet the edges with the water.
Fold the wrapper in half and run your fingers along the seams to seal.
Pour your oil into a large pot and begin heating to 350°.
Deep fry until the wonton wrappers are a deep golden brown, about 2-3 minutes.

Yield: 40-50 crab rangoons.
Calories/Serving: 78 per crab rangoon.

Crab Rangoon Pizza!

~| Check out my pizza dough recipe at https://nikoliskitchen.podbean.com/e/episode-032/ |~

1 Pizza dough
1 c mozzarella cheese, shredded
Crab Rangoon filling as prepared above
8-10 wonton wrappers
Oil for deep frying

For the pizza, preheat your oven to 450°.
Heat your oil to 350°.
Roll out your pizza dough and fit it into your pizza pan or on a pizza stone.
Prepare your crab rangoon filling as above and spread it in an even layer over your pizza dough.
Drop your wonton wrappers into the oil and fry them- they'll only take about 30-60 seconds until they are golden brown. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate until cooled.
Place the wonton wrappers in a bag and crush them to desired size.
Spread in an even layer over the pizza.
Top with mozzarella cheese.
Bake your crab rangoon pizza for 10-12 minutes or until nicely browned.
Remove from the oven and top with sweet chili sauce.

Sweet Chili Sauce

~| This recipe is largely adapted from https://www.daringgourmet.com/sweet-chili-sauce/ |~
 
2/3 c rice vinegar
2/3 c water
1/2 c white sugar
2 T cooking sherry
2 T gochujang
4 T crushed garlic
4 T crushed ginger
2 T reduced sodium soy sauce
4 t cornstarch
Red food coloring

Add all ingredients but the cornstarch into a small saucepan and bring them to a boil, stirring regularly.
Mix the cornstarch with 2 T of cold water to form a slurry.
Add the slurry to the saucepan once the sugar is dissolved. 
Stir until thickened and remove to cool. 

Yield: Approx 2 cups.
Calories/Serving: Approx 35 calories/serving (one serving = 2 tablespoons).

 

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Guest Appearances

I was honored to sit down with Ashlee of the Rabbit Ears TV Podcast again to talk about all things Big Little Lies! Check it out at https://www.netflixnswill.com/rabbitears/2021/8/31/big-little-lies.

I had the amazing opportunity to sit down with Em of Verbal Diorama to talk about Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgandy and we had a blast. Please tune in at https://www.verbaldiorama.com/episode/anchorman-the-legend-of-ron-burgundy!

It was amazing to go back home again and sit down with Justin and LoySauce to review Spider-Man: No Way Home! Tune in to this very NSFW episode at https://epicfilmguys.podbean.com/e/efg-classic-nick-loysauce-return-for-spider-man-no-way-home-review/!

 

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Intro "Midnight in Carmel" by Wendy Marcini. Licensed from Epidemic Sound. Check out her amazing music at https://open.spotify.com/artist/4CaTfk4pRkpA8A9gXamYg2.

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"Midnight Swing" - Jules Gaia. Check out more of his music at https://open.spotify.com/artist/7GXiq6QQjWFEgHjd3TRaCt.

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