By Karin Calloway

Karin Calloway is a working mom living in Augusta, Ga., with multiple freelance jobs and a ton of dirty dishes.

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Spicy Pork Wontons with Sesame Sauce


Dumplings abound in Asian cuisines, and these Spicy Pork Wontons are a delicious twist on classic pork dumplings with an added kick of spice. You can form the wontons ahead and refrigerate them on a parchment-lined baking sheet covered with plastic wrap. They also can be frozen on the baking sheet and stored in a zip-top plastic bag once they’re frozen. There’s no need to defrost them before boiling.

Sesame Sauce

  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon chile oil or Sriracha
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
Wontons

  • 1/2 pound pork, minced
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chile oil or Sriracha sauce
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 package wonton wrappers
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

Combine the sesame sauce ingredients together in a bowl. Set aside.

Prepare the wontons. Combine pork, green onions, sriracha, soy sauce and brown sugar. Fold a bit of the mixture inside each wonton wrapper, pressing the edges together to make wontons. Boil the wontons for about 5 minutes, until they float. Drain the wontons, place them in a serving bowl and toss with the sesame sauce.

Makes about 2 dozen wontons.