Duck Wontons with Cilantro Lime Dressing

Duck Wontons with Cilantro Lime Dressing
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Duck Wontons with Cilantro Lime Dressing

This duck wonton recipe with the cilantro lime dressing has to be our most favorite of all duck recipes. We literally eat all of them standing up. As soon as I drain them from the water bath and put them on a plate, somebody’s in line and snatches them up. It’s a good thing this recipe makes enough to allow the Chef to save a few for herself!

Happy New Year 2015

Makes 50-60 wontons

INGREDIENTS

  • 4-6 duck breasts chopped
  • 2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 4 ounces water chestnuts
  • wonton wrappers
  • 1 egg yolk beaten with 1 tablespoon water

DRESSING

  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice

DIRECTIONS

  1. Marinate duck in teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, cilantro, green onion and lime zest for an hour.
  2. Add duck to a food processor along with water chestnuts and pulse a few times to blend ingredients into a minced meat mixture.
  3. Place 1 teaspoon of duck mixture just above the center of the wonton wrapper. Moisten the edge with a little egg yolk and seal forming a triangle. Bring the two side points up and over the filling and pinch the ends together. Repeat until done.
  4. Fill a large pan with water and bring to a low boil or simmer on the stove. Gently drop wontons into water bath for 3-4 minutes or until wontons float to the top. Remove duck wontons with slotted spoon, drain in a colander and set aside. Repeat until all wontons are cooked. (… if you are anything like us, we just couldn’t wait. We ate them as soon as we cooked them.)

Plate the duck wontons and drizzle the cilantro lime dressing. Add a garnish of chopped green onion and a little red chili flakes for some heat. Enjoy and Happy New Year!

Duck Wontons with Cilantro Lime Dressing

Marinate duck in teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, cilantro, green onion and lime zest for an hour.

Duck Wontons with Cilantro Lime Dressing

Add duck to a food processor along with water chestnuts and pulse a few times to blend ingredients.

Duck Wontons with Cilantro Lime Dressing

Add a teaspoon of duck mixture to wonton wrapper, moisten edges with egg yolk, press gently and seal.

Waterfowl Wontons

Add to simmering water bath for 3 minutes or until wontons float to the top. Remove, drain and plate.

Duck Wontons with Cilantro Lime Dressing

Duck Wontons with Cilantro Lime Dressing

Yum

2 Comments

  • Reply December 30, 2017

    Cecilia

    Thanks for sharing! Trying to make these with Pheasant that my boyfriend’s roommate gifted us after a hunt. Do you know how long to boil the wontons for pheasant instead of duck? Thank you!

    • Reply December 31, 2017

      NevadaFoodies

      Amanda – I would wait until they float to the top. That’s the easiest way to know when they are cooked fully. By the way what a great idea. Those would be really good with sweet chili sauce… Happy New Year!

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