Do you love lobster rangoon? Today, we are going to find out how to make an appetizer to impress, with some great tips for ensuring your cooking will be delicious and memorable, no matter who you are entertaining!
This may only be a snack, but be prepared for it to take the spotlight.
How To Make Lobster Rangoon
You are going to need:
- Lobster meat: this is the key to your dish, so choose a high quality meat and make sure you have enough. You don’t want to skimp here; this is where the flavor lies!
- Cream cheese: this, unsurprisingly, is what will make your appetizer creamy and succulent, and you’ll want a full fat version for the best results.
- Garlic juice: to add flavor, you need a good punch of garlic. This will pick up the notes in the rest of the food and give it a moreish taste that is hard to resist.
- Lemon juice: lemon and seafood are almost always paired together, and with good reason. Lemon lifts the dish and ensures it is fresh and sharp.
- Egg: you need something to stick the edges of your wonton wrappers together, and egg is perfect for the role.
- Wonton wrappers: you have to have something to wrap everything up in, so make sure you’ve got some wonton wrappers ready.
Tips & Tricks
So, now you have the basics down, how do you make sure your rangoons stand out from the crowd?
- Use fresh lobster meat if you can, as this will really boost the flavor in a way that canned meat just won’t.
- Seal up any leaks that occur while cooking by adding a dab more egg and water; this will prevent the rangoon from filling with oil or the stuffing from being lost.
- Serve these hot for maximum enjoyment.
- Don’t crowd your pan or air fryer; these will cook best if they have a little space to move around.
- Don’t add too much water and egg mix to the rangoons. You want just enough to seal them, but not enough to make the wonton wrappers soggy.
- You can make rangoons square by pinching all the corners into the center, but it is easier to make triangular rangoons by folding them over themselves. This also results in flatter rangoons, which will be easier to cook.
- Microwave the cream cheese on low for a few seconds if it is not soft enough to mix.
See Also: How To Cook Lobster Tail
Is it okay to bake lobster rangoons?
If you don’t want to deep fry your treat, you can bake them in a hot oven (525 degrees F) for about 13 minutes instead. You can also air fry them if you would prefer, for about 9 minutes.
Can you freeze rangoons?
Yes, freeze the rangoons before cooking them, and then cook straight away from the freezer. Increase the cooking time by a couple of minutes to ensure that they are hot through. Don’t freeze cooked rangoons, as they will lose their crispiness.
Can you keep cooked rangoons in the fridge?
You can, but they will not be as crispy when you return to them. They are still safe to eat, however.
Lobster rangoons are a delicious appetizer and they are perfect if you want something a bit different, or you have guests to impress. They are also pretty easy to make if you can get the ingredients, so why not give them a try?