Cilantro Pesto Won Ton Bites w/spicy peanut dipping sauce

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By Lisa 'Gayle' Goff
from Chula Vista, CA

I have been on a bit of a cilantro kick lately to the chagrin of my close friend and taste tester V. who really doesn't care for cilantro, this is another yummy appetizer I wanted to share.



  •   1/2 lb
    hot italian sausage (casing removed)
  •   4 clove
  •   3/4 c
    cilantro leaves
  •   1/2 c
    parmesan cheese (fresh no the canned kind)
  •   1/3 c
  •   1/4 tsp
    ground cumin
  •   1 pkg
    won ton skins (about 40)
  •   1 c
    creamy peanut butter
  •   1/4 c
    soy sauce
  •   1 tsp
    crushed garlic
  •   2 Tbsp
  •   1 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  •   1/4 c
    lemon juice

How To Make

  • 1
    (Won Ton Bites) Combine all ingredients (except won ton skins) in a food processor, pulse until well combined and chopped.
  • 2
    place 1 spoonful in the center of a won ton skin
  • 3
    moisten 2 of the edges of the won ton skin with a little water, fold over into a triangle shape crimping the edges
  • 4
    Repeat with remaining filling and skins
  • 5
    Fry in small batches in oil over med-high heat until golden brown (it takes about 1 minute) Drain on paper towels and serve with spicy peanut sauce or any sauce of your choice I LOVE Mae Ploy sauce (its sweet, garlicy and slightly spicy)
  • 6
  • 7
    (Spicy Peanut Sauce Instructions) Whisk all ingredients together until well blended, le sit while you are preparing the Won Tons so the flavors meld well.