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Lobster Mushroom Wontons

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Lobster Mushroom Wontons stuffed with cream cheese made completely
plant based and vegan!
Aka Vegan Lobster Rangoon
Made quick in the air fryer for a tasty plant based treat!

These Rangoons features Lobster Mushroom- a mushroom that tastes, smells, and looks like a lobster! It’s found growing on and near hardwood trees in late summer to early fall. Many of your local mushroom vendors will start selling them in August through September. Mile High Fungi is my go to vendor for the lobster mushroom or other foraged mushrooms in Colorado.

Lobster Mushrooms and Other Filling Alternatives

A lobster mushroom in my hand
A Wild Lobster Mushroom

To make these Lobster Mushroom Wontons, or Vegan Lobster Rangoon, you’ll want some lobster mushrooms. If you do not have access to the lobster mushroom you can sub it out with your choice of vegan shrimp or leaving it out all together for dishes like traditional cream cheese wontons. If you do want to try it with vegan shrimp, try out the brand All Vegetarian Inc or head to your local Asian grocery store. Many of them sell soy shrimp that are totally vegan!
Since I’m in Colorado, my first go to stop is Nooch- the all vegan grocery store. If I don’t want to drive out to Denver I’ll go to my local H Mart or Pacific Ocean Marketplace. Both have vegan shrimp and a huge vegan selection!

General Assembly

To make these lobster mushroom wontons, you’ll want to prepare the lobster mushroom. Do this by presoaking it in an ‘ocean broth’ made up of kombu, wakame, nori, and sea salt. This helps soften the tough mushroom and helps enhance the lobster flavor.
Then you’ll want to cook the mushrooms in butter before you add your sugar, cream cheese, and green onions.

After that, you’ll simply add a tablespoon of filling in wonton wrappers, twist them shut, brush with oil, then pop them in the air fryer, or bake them up!
For a more decadent variation try deep frying the wontons in a neutral oil.

The wrappers I used were called Egg Roll Wrappers- I discovered that even though they are called egg roll wrappers they are egg free! Double check the brand you are using to ensure it is egg free for a plant based experience.

If you are obsessed with wild mushrooms or lobster mushrooms like me, check out this Lobster Mushroom Stuffed Shells recipe!
You might also like Kentucky Fried Hen of the Woods if you are love wild mushrooms.

A plate full of fried wontons

Vegan Lobster Cream Cheese Wontons

Print Recipe
CourseVegan Recipes
CuisineAmerican
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Servings4 servings
Calories300kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 medium Cleaned Lobster Mushrooms (roughly 2 cups)
  • 2 Tbs Butter

Ocean Broth

  • 1 TBs Wakame
  • 1 Tbs Kombu
  • 2 Tbs Sea Salt
  • 1 Sheet Nori

Filling

  • 1/2 Cup Non Dairy Cream Cheese
  • 2 Chopped Green Onions
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1 package egg roll or wonton wrappers

Instructions

Prepare the Lobster Mushroom

  • Break up the cleaned lobster mushroom into small bite sized chunks
  • Add all the ingredients for your ocean broth into a large bowl except the nori sheet, add your lobster mushroom, then cover with moistened nori sheet Let this soak for 25-30 minutes
  • Remove lobster mushroom from broth and sauté on low/medium heat with your butter for 20 minutes, adding more butter as it becomes absorbed to prevent sticking and burning

Assemble the Filling

  • In another bowl add your lobster mushroom, and the rest of your filling; stir, set aside your egg roll wrappers next to a small bowl with water
  • Using a measuring spoon, add one Tbs of the filling to the middle of your wrapper.
  • Using the water set aside, wet the outsides of your wrapper, twist your egg roll wrapper to be closed, adding more water as needed to keep the wrapper sealed
  • Repeat until you’ve used up all your filling
  • Brush refined coconut oil or another neutral oil over your wontons
  • Place in air fryer at 370F for 17-20 minutes, or desired crispiness; flip halfway through, and make sure you’re checking how they look throughout their cook time Or Put in a freezer safe container and save for a snack to cook up later! *Can be cooked right from frozen, but cook for 20-25 minutes instead
  • Serve with Sweet and Sour Sauce, Sriracha Mayo, with your favorite ramen, or enjoy them plain.

Nutrition

Calories: 300kcal


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By on October 7th, 2020

About wildveganflower

I'm a long term vegan since 2007 who loves to cook and forage!
In my free time I nerd out over vegan cooking books and watching cooking competitions- if I'm not in the kitchen recipe testing. On my weekends I'm out foraging and hiking with my two dogs. I'm work as a photographer and starting food blogging in 2020!

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1 thought on “Lobster Mushroom Wontons”

  1. 5 stars
    This was great! Haven’t had rangoon since I was a kid and this recipe did not disappoint. I actually used lion’s mane mushrooms and threw whatever sea veggies I had on hand into the marinade and it worked great!

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