Friday, October 24, 2008

Wonton Soup

This first soup is the one in the photo used in this blog's header; Wonton Soup.

Wonton Soup is available in two different ways where I live; order it from a Chinese restaurant, or make it yourself. I like to make my own.

This is how it's done:

Minced chicken or pork with sherry, soy, garlic, green onion and ginger - and wonton wrappers.

Centered on the wrapper.

Folded over.

Long corners brought together and sealed with a little water.

Wontons in waiting.

Rapidly boiling stock.

Wontons surfaced and ready!

Perfectly yummy.

Wonton Soup
Serves 8
Printable Recipe

1 pound ground pork or chicken
1 tablespoon dry sherry
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 garlic clove - minced
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 tablespoon sliced green onion + 1/4 cup
24 wonton wrappers
12 cups chicken or vegetable stock

1. Mix pork or chicken with sherry, soy sauce, garlic, ginger and 1 tablespoon sliced green onion. (The green onion was left out of this batch of wontons for my husband).
2. Drop a teaspoonful of mixture on each wonton wrapper. Fold as shown in photos.
3. Bring stock to a boil and drop wontons, one at a time - about 6 -8 at once, into stock. When they are floating and turning slightly translucent they are done.
4. Pour 1 1/2 cups of stock into a bowl - add 3 wontons and sprinkle with green onion.


Tastes of Home said...

I love wonton soup and I agree that a bowl of hot soup is perfect especially right now in the cooler weather :)

Anonymous said...

A Chinese colleague of my wife's once had us to his home for lunch, and we had this. They taught us to slurp too.

Reeni said...

You make it look so easy! Yum!

Nurit "1 family. friendly. food." said...

You make it look so easy. And pretty.