While making your own won ton soup (or wonton soup) will never be the same as enjoying a bowl of this soup in Sanghai, this recipe creates one of my favorite comfort foods.
I hope you enjoy it too.
If you have trouble finding the wonton wraps, check the refrigerated fruit and vegetable section of your local grocery store, or look for them in an asian grocery store.
You can add hot sauce, cilantro and soy sauce to tweak it until it becomes perfect for you!
|You will need:||a medium pot, a spoon and a large bowl|
|Ingredients:||Won Ton Wraps||1 pack of 454 g||(1 lb)|
|ground pork||454 g||(1 lb)|
|frozen or fresh shrimp, |
chopped into small pieces
|114 g||(1/4 lb)|
|sesame oil||1/2 teaspoon|
|chicken broth||1 cup|
|Instructions:||1. In a large bowl, mix the pork, shrimp, egg, salt, sugar, sesame oil and pepper. Ensure that all the ingredients are thoroughly mixed.|
|2. Take one wonton wrap in the palm of your hand. Place approximately 1 teaspoon of the mixture in the center of the wrap. Bunch up the surrounding wrap to seal it. If you have problems keeping it sealed, you can use egg white to moisten the side of the wrap. You should get about 40-50 wontons with this recipe.|
|3. Place your chicken broth in the pot and add 2 cups of water. Chop the green onions and add to the soup base. Bring to a boil.|
|4. Place the desired number of wontons in the soup and let the soup boil for approximately 5 minutes or 2 minutes after the wontons start floating.|
If you can't find ground pork, you can use thin pork chops. Make sure to cut the meat in small cubes before starting the recipe.
For the chicken lovers out there, you can also replace the pork with ground chicken, but you will need to double the cooking time.
If you are not a big fan of soup but you like dumplings, simply boil the wontons as indicated above, then serve with a tablespoon of soy sauce mixed with a teaspoon of your favourite chili sauce.
You can also make the wontons and freeze them in individual serving sizes (5-8). You can keep them for up to 2 months when frozen. I normally make a large batch, enjoy a couple of bowls of won ton soup made with fresh won tons, and freeze the rest for those lazy days when I don't feel like cooking.