There is nothing like a really tasty wonton soup! It is a soup that I have enjoyed since I was very, very young. For today, I am sharing with you an old family recipe. The broth is tasty, and so are the wontons!
Ready to head into the kitchen?
1 package of wonton wrappers
1/2# of lean ground pork
3 cloves of minced garlic
2 green onions, chopped fine
1 TBS oyster flavored sauce
1 tsp light soy sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
1 TBS ginger, chopped fine
1/4 tsp black pepper
In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients, except for the wrappers.
Ready to combine
Using your hands mix this together until well blended.
Filling is ready
Put about 1/4 cup of water in a bowl. Lay out a wonton wrapper, and using a regular spoon, add some mixture to the middle.
A spoonful of filling placed on the wrapper
Moisten two sides with water and folds over and seal.
Fold and seal
Next moisten the two corners and pinch together.
Pinch the corners
As you make these, place them on a sheet of parchment paper.
Wontons ready to cook
Cover with a damp paper towel to keep the dough from drying out.
Now let’s get to the broth!
48 oz. of low sodium chicken broth
1 TBS sesame oil
3 cloves of garlic, chopped fine
5 slices of peeled fresh ginger
1/4# fresh shiitake mushrooms, cleaned and stems removed, sliced
2 baby bok choy, washed well
3 green onions, sliced
I like to get the ingredients together that go into the pot together. So, I have a bowl with the garlic and ginger.
Garlic and ginger
The mushrooms go in with the broth, so I have a bowl of just mushrooms, that I have sliced.
Shiitakes sliced and ready
And the bok choy and green onions will be added together, so I have a bowl ready of these two ingredients.
Bok choy and green onions will go into the soup together
Now let’s get to cooking! Heat the sesame oil in your soup pot. When hot add the garlic and ginger and cook until the fragrance hits your nose. Then add your broth and the mushrooms.
Broth and mushrooms added
Bring this to a boil then reduce the heat and cook for about 5 minutes. Then add the bok choy and green onions. Cook for two minutes so that the bok choy wilts but still remains that vibrant green. Then add your wontons, dropping them gently into the soup.
Green onions, bok choy and wontons added
Cook for another two minutes. This is sufficient time for the pork filling to cook.
Turn the heat off and the soup is ready to serve!
When I make this recipe I use pork, but you can substitute the pork with shrimp, or do a combination of pork and shrimp. It using shrimp, chop it up well. The other thing you can do is fry up these wontons in peanut oil as an appetizer and forget the soup! Whatever you do, you will really enjoy the wontons for this soup!
Thanks for dropping by for Tasty Tuesday! Have a great day! Be well! ^..^
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