Goat Cheese & Scallion Parcels

22 Jun

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After the scorching Mumbai summers everyone impatiently awaits overcast skies and blustery rain showers. And fickle Mother Nature is typically generous with her annual torrential downpours in Mumbai. The cloudy skies cast an enchanting spell on the city drenching the parched ground and uplifting residents’ spirits.

The Mumbai monsoons play a bewitching role on an onset of my hankerings for deep-fried food.  In my mind, crunchy pakoras (various vegetables dipped in a gram-flour batter and deep-fried) and samosas (fried pastry with a savory meat or vegetable filling) along with aromatic cups of steaming ginger tea are part and parcel of a rainy day. A quintessential monsoon day had me dreaming of a cheese samosa and led to the development of these Goat Cheese and Scallion Parcels.

This recipe uses a few straightforward ingredients to create a scrumptious miniature treat of scallion specked creamy goat cheese in a crispy wonton parcel.  The dipping sauce provides the perfect piquant tang to the simple wonton parcels. These little munchies are a perfect rainy day treat for the family and yet graceful enough to serve at your next cocktail party.

Goat Cheese and Scallion Parcels Recipe
Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 16-18 parcels

Ingredients:

Parcel ingredients:
4 oz goat cheese, at room temperature
3 tablespoons scallions greens and whites, finely chopped
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
Store bought Wonton wrappers or samosa patti, (1 wrapper per parcel) (See Note)
Oil for frying

Dipping Sauce Ingredients:
3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
1.5 tablespoons chili garlic sauce or Schezwan sauce
1 teaspoon vinegar
1 teaspoon scallion greens, finely chopped

Notes:

  • If using samosa patti cut it down to square that is about the same size as a typical wonton wrapper.

Method:
1) Mix together the goat cheese, scallions and salt and pepper to taste.
2) Keep a small bowl of water near you for sealing the wonton wrappers. Lay each wrapper on a flat surface and follow the steps below to create envelope shaped parcels.Goat cheese parcels
3) Heat the oil on medium-high heat and fry the wonton parcels in batches till golden-brown. It is important to have the oil hot enough so that the wonton parcels are not in the oil for more than 1-2 minutes. Remove and place on a plate lined with kitchen towel to soak the excess oil.
4) Mix all the dipping sauce ingredients and serve it alongside the hot goat cheese parcels.

5 Responses to “Goat Cheese & Scallion Parcels”

  1. bakeaffairs June 22, 2013 at 8:32 am #

    thats sounds sooo good! I love goat cheese 🙂

  2. lolarugula June 22, 2013 at 8:40 am #

    These look delicious! I love the chili garlic sauce added to the dipping sauce – I will have to make these!

  3. LFFL June 22, 2013 at 12:05 pm #

    That sound good.

  4. kaprise June 22, 2013 at 6:15 pm #

    yum! this looks amazing!

  5. Ainoor June 24, 2013 at 12:45 pm #

    I think i think going to try to make these this weekend, perfect timing with the recipe, thanks! will miss you!

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