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spicy tuna rangoon: a new twist on an old classic

Are you looking for a new twist on an old classic? Then look no further than this spicy tuna rangoon recipe! This delicious appetizer combines the classic flavors of rangoon with a kick of heat from spicy tuna filling. Get ready to tantalize your taste buds and leave a lasting impression on any guest with this delightfully moreish snack. So let’s get cooking!

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The Story of Rangoon: A Delicious Deep-Fried Appetizer from Trader Vic’s since 1956

Rangoon is a type of deep-fried appetizer made with crunchy wonton wraps stuffed with a combination of cream cheese, crab meat or other meats, and seasonings. It originated in United States and has since become popular in many countries worldwide. Although the appetizer has the name of a Burmese city, the dish was probably invented in the United States by Joe Young working under Victor Bergeron, founder of Trader Vic’s. The dish is also known as crab rangoon, cream cheese wontons, or fried wontons.

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Spice Up Your Rangoon Game With This Spicy Tuna Rangoon Recipe

Craving something different but still want to keep it Asian-inspired? The combination of creamy cream cheese, crunchy wonton wrappers, sweet chili sauce, and savory canned tuna makes for one amazing bite. Plus, adding in some sriracha or cayenne pepper gives it just enough heat to make every bite exciting without overwhelming the other flavors.

Spicy Tuna Rangoon wrapping

Get Creative With Toppings

Don’t limit yourself to just sriracha or sweet chili sauce – there are plenty of other topping options that can take your rangoon to the next level. Try adding diced green onions, chopped cilantro, sesame seeds, or even some crushed peanuts for added texture and flavor. You could also add in some crumbled bacon bits or shredded cheese if you’re feeling especially adventurous.

No matter how you top it off, this spicy tuna rangoon recipe is sure to be a hit at your next gathering! So why not give it a try and see for yourself? Your taste buds won’t regret it. Enjoy!

Spicy Tuna Rangoon

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Course: Snacks, AppetizersDifficulty: Easy


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This delicious appetizer combines the classic flavors of rangoon with a kick of heat from spicy tuna filling. The result is an addictive snack that will have your taste buds singing and your guests begging for more. So let’s get cooking!

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  • 225 grams 225 grams Cream Cheese (softened)

  • 185 grams 185 grams Spicy Tuna (canned, drained)

  • 1/2 cup 64 g Carrot (finely chopped)

  • 1 medium 1 medium Red Onion (minced)

  • 5 cloves 5 cloves Garlic (minced)

  • 4 tbsp 24 g Spring Onion (finely chopped)

  • 2 tsp 4 g Chili Flakes

  • Salt and Pepper to Taste

  • Wonton Wrappers


  • In a medium or large bowl, mix together the cream cheese and the tuna that has been drained.
  • Mix in the carrot, spring onion, red onion, garlic, and chili flakes.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Mix the egg and 3 tablespoons of milk together in a small bowl or measuring cup to make the glue that will hold the tuna rangoon together.
  • Fill the middle of a wonton wrapper with about 1 tablespoon of the mixture.
    Fold each edge into a triangle, and then fold each edge back into the middle.
    *You can fold the wrapper into a triangle or an envelope. It’s up to you.
  • Heat oil in deep fryer to 350°F or 175°C
  • Fry the wontons in batches until they are golden brown and crispy, about 3 minutes. Use a strainer to move them around in the oil so that each side gets browned.
  • Give it about a minute to cool down before eating.
    Serve with dipping sauce. Enjoy!

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