Spicy Shrimp, Family Matters, & Wonton Cups
We had our family reunion a few weeks back! Getting together with relatives is always fun and of course the food and Grandma’s cooking is always “delicious
and amazing!” But, as with all families, there’s always drama and lately with
our family the friction comes from the politics within our nation. Things tend to
get a little “spicy” and what better way to cool off some intense conversations
than with a little flavorful appetizer. So today, I am sharing my delicious and
super simple recipe for “Spicy Shrimp Wonton Cups.”
Family matters to God and we all need to be reminded that we are ultimately
accountable to our Heavenly Father for how we conduct our earthly
relationships. Our fathers should use their influence in positive ways to bring up
their children in the training and admonition of the Lord (Ephesians 6:4). Our
commitment should be to be the kind of parents God has called us to be and to
endeavor to teach our children in the ways of the Lord, making them feel loved
and accepted everyday. Most of our relatives have been overwhelmingly
consumed and divided over issues with what’s going on in the daily events of
the country. I’m not suggesting that we shouldn’t stay informed, but as
Christians we need to remember that God’s message is much more important
than any human message out there. Christ did not come to divide us and we
should strive to create the unity He desires for each of us and within our
families. We need to keep our focus on Christ and strive for harmony with those
around us and in our sphere of influence. And always using our “gifts” in His
service whenever He calls us to use them, for family, friends, and those we
don’t directly know.
So, our job this year is to plan all the activities and games for the reunion. We’re
burying treasure, dancing with brooms and trying our luck with a little “human
bingo.” But, I won’t be able to get away with just having fun. So my contribution
to the menu entrees are the spicy shrimp wonton cups.
You’ll need 12 large
shrimps (peeled & de-veined),
15 Wonton wrappers,
1 cup baby arugula leaves,
3 tbsp sour cream,
1 lime for zest and a teaspoon of fresh lime juice.
For the spices, 1 tsp – Ancho chili powder, ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper, ½ tsp Kosher salt and also 2 ¼ tsp of Olive oil.
To start your cups, brush each wonton
wrapper with Olive oil and lightly season each with a pinch of salt. Press the
wrappers into the cups of a mini muffin/cupcake pan and bake for 8 to 10
minutes at 350° F. While the wrappers are baking, prepare your shrimp. Toss
them with olive oil, lime juice, ancho chili powder, kosher salt and freshly
ground black pepper. Then, arrange your shrimp on a baking sheet and baked
them until the shrimp is opaque throughout, about 10 to 12 minutes. Next, you
want to take a small bowl and stir sour cream, lime juice and salt together. To
finish, fill your cooled wonton cups with a few arugula leaves, a dollop of lime
sour cream, and top each with a spicy shrimp. And, Viola! You’re ready to serve.
I hope you all enjoy this recipe and I’ll be sure to let you know how the family
“broom dancing” goes. “Above All Else,” remember to use your “gifts” to make
God’s message heard throughout your family and our nation.
Thank you for reading,