Jalapeno Popper Wonton Cups
Morita chiles are red, fully mature Chipotles. This gives them a unique, medium – hot smokey flavor which is popular in many Southwestern dishes. These can be added to sauces (including Mole) to add smokey flavor and maintain the red color of the sauces. These peppers are about 2-4 inches in length, 1 inch in width, and have a deep brick reddish brown color. The word Chipotle translated to smoked chile. Consider the Chipotle a 6.5 on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the hottest). Scoville heat units 7,000-25,000.
Use Morita in enchilada sauces, chili, stews, barbecue ribs, and corn bread. Their smoky quality combines well with poultry, meats and fall squash.
4 ounces light cream cheese
1 small chipotle
2 tablespoons jalapeno peppers, chopped
8 square wonton skins
1/4 cup sweet chili sauce
This recipe only makes 8 wonton cups. If you’re making these for a larger group, then adjust the recipe accordingly.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Pulse together the cream cheese and chipotle until smooth and creamy. Add chopped jalapenos. Spray muffin tins with cooking spray. Place wonton skins in muffin tins. Then top each skins with a spoonful of the cream cheese mixture. Push the wonton skins toward the center.
Bake for 10 minutes or until the wonton skins are golden brown. Serve with sweet chili sauce.