Baked Wontons with Shrimp and Cream Cheese

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One of my favorite take out restaurants makes amazing cream cheese wontons. Although they are delicious I found that adding shrimp makes it even better! The base for this recipe could easily be served as a cold seafood salad, but it is so wonderful when wrapped in a wonton wrapper. You can usually find fresh wonton wrappers in the refrigerated section of your grocery store, they were near the hummus at my local store.

Usually, these are deep fried and you are more than welcome to fry these up if you so choose. I decided to bake them at 350 F for about 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Give them a quick spritz with olive oil if you want a crunch that is reminiscent of the deep fryer.

8 ounces cooked shrimp, tails removed

8 ounces cream cheese, softened

3 green onion

Small handful of cilantro

30 wonton wrappers

Pulse shrimp, green onion and cilantro in food processor until finely chopped. Mix into cream cheese by hand until well incorporated.

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Line your baking sheets with parchment paper and preheat oven to 350 F. Place a teaspoon of filling in each wonton wrapper.

Wet the edges of each wrapper and seal closed. I recommend keeping the wonton wrappers chilled until you are ready to use them or they can get dried out.

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Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

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