Grilled Shrimp Wonton Baskets
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Grilled Shrimp Wonton Baskets

These Grilled Shrimp Wonton Baskets are easy to make, quick and delicious.  Elegant little Mexican appetizer to be enjoyed anytime!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6
Calories: 255kcal
Author: Mexican Appetizers and More

Ingredients

  • 24 package wonton wrappers usually found in cold produce section in supermarkets or Asian markets

Shrimp and Seasoning

  • 1 Pound medium to large raw shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 tsp chipotle chili powder
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

OPTIONAL

  • store bought guacamole I prefer homemade guacamole

GUACAMOLE

  • 2-3 ripe avocado if using Haas avocados or 1 if using a Caribbean avocado pitted and mashed
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • 1/2 small red onion finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeño seeds removed and deveined, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp cilantro finely chopped
  • 1 limes
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Shrimp and Seasoning

  • Peel and devein shrimp. Place in a bowl and season with chipotle chili pepper, chili powder, salt, pepper and add olive oil. Mix well together. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.

Bake Wonton Wrappers

  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly spray a 24 muffin tin (regular size pan for muffins) with non stick spray. Put a wonton wrapper into each of the 24 muffin tin, then add a second one (this helps to make the wonton cups stronger). 
    Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.

Guacamole

  • Cut avocado in half and remove pit by slapping a knife down on it and twist pit out. Scoop avocado pulp with a spoon and place in a bowl. Mash down with a fork and add the onion, tomato, garlic, cilantro and jalapeño. 
    Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add juice of half a lemon to prevent avocado browning.

Cooking Shrimp

  • Using a cast iron or grill pan, cook shrimp over medium heat for 2 -3 minutes on each side.  Set aside.

Assembly of Grilled Shrimp Wonton Baskets

  • Place a spoonful of guacamole into each wrapper and top with a shrimp. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 6g | Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 193mg | Sodium: 792mg | Potassium: 355mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 785IU | Vitamin C: 16.3mg | Calcium: 142mg | Iron: 3.2mg