Exploring the Ethnic Aisle
If you're looking for a way to spice up your meals, try traditional ethnic food. With just a few ingredients that are available in any supermarket's ethnic aisle, you can add creativity and depth to the flavor of your food. Here, Sam Talbot shows you how to utilize harissa and wonton wrappers to create two tasty and easy dishes.
Sam Talbot's Harissa Halibut and Wonton Wrappers Recipe
Step 1: Harissa - Toast Your Spices
Add seeds to small sauté pan over high-heat. Shake seeds around pan to avoid burning for about 20 seconds. Add coriander in the last 10 seconds. Transfer seed mixture to mortar and grind mixture to a powder.
Step 2: Harissa - Blend Together
Transfer powder to a blender along with peppers, garlic, chili’s salt and pepper. Pour into a bowl and mix with yogurt.
Step 3: Harissa Halibut
Spoon harissa over 2 pieces of halibut. Drizzle olive oil, salt and pepper. Bake at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes
Step 4: Wonton Wrappers
Place wonton wrappers on parchment paper and a baking sheet. Brush olive oil on your wrappers and season with salt. Bake at 350 degrees for about 8 minutes, or until golden brown.
Step 5: Sam's Crab Salad Wontons
Mix peekytoe crab, corn, cucumber, lime juice, olive oil, cilantro and salt and pepper. Spoon the crab salad on one wonton wrapper and then top with another to create a Napoleon effect. Enjoy!
Items You'll Need
- 2 tablespoons Cumin Seeds
- 2 tablespoons Caraway Seeds
- 2 tablespoons Ground Coriander
- 1 cup Roasted Red Peppers in Oil
- 2 cloves Garlic
- 2 small Arbol Chiles
- 2 tablespoons Salt and Pepper
- 1/2 cup Yogurt
- Olive Oil
- Halibut Filets