Wonton Soup


When I go to an Asian restaurant, I love to try the wonton soup!  Different regions of Asia make wonton soup their specialty by adding spices or meats from their areas.  Some wontons are filled with shrimp, pork, beef, or vegetables.  Wontons are similar to small dumplings filled with delicious bites of flavor.  I like to use ground pork and lots of spices to make wonton soup.  I hope you will enjoy this soup recipe!

Wonton Soup

Wonton Soup

Ingredients

  • 30 wonton wrappers
  • 1/2 lb. ground pork
  • 1 tblsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 tblsp. finely minced garlic
  • 2 tblsp. finely minced ginger
  • 1/3 cup sliced scallions, finely chopped
  • 10 cups chicken broth
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tblsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tblsp. rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp. crushed pepper or sriracha sauce
  • 2 cups thinly sliced bok choy
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced mushrooms

Instructions

  1. In a large soup pot, heat vegetable oil
  2. Saute 1 tablespoon garlic and 1 tablespoon of the ginger
  3. Stir quickly and add 1/4 cup of the scallions
  4. Add chicken broth
  5. Bring to a boil for about 5 minutes
  6. Turn down to medium and let cook for 20 minutes while you prepare the wontons
  7. In a large bowl, combine the ground pork, the remaining scallions, garlic, and ginger
  8. Add soy sauce and crushed pepper or sriracha sauce to taste
  9. Add egg and rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, and mix to combine
  10. Set out a small bowl of cold water
  11. Use a flat surface to put wontons on as you make them
  12. Place on a cookie sheet or large platter to keep separate as you finish each wonton
  13. Put one teaspoon of ground pork mixture in the middle of each wonton
  14. Using the water, wet around the edges of the wonton
  15. Bring two corners together to form a triangle
  16. Press edges firmly and then pull moistened triangle corners together again overlapping edges
  17. This will make a small bundle with a triangle point sticking up
  18. Press all edges together
  19. When the wontons are all assembled, set them aside
  20. Add bok choy and sliced mushrooms to the broth mixture
  21. Turn up the heat to high for about 5 minutes
  22. Add wontons carefully
  23. Cook 15 - 20 minutes until the wontons float to the top of the soup and the inside pork is cooked
  24. Serve with a sprinkle of sliced scallions on top
  25. Enjoy!

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5 Responses to “Wonton Soup”

  1. Dawn says:

    We made these–but substituted turkey for the pork. BEST NEW recipe ever! So glad you gave us this. Made our first week with BB so fun and rewarding. New flavors! Our kids helped make the dumplings. It was awesome.

  2. shilah says:

    turmeric —I think

  3. Angie says:

    This was SO good! I added some Miso because I am a lover of it:) Also grated some of my 25lbs of carrots into the soup. So much flavor. Thank you!!

  4. Christine Wilson says:

    IN THE WINTER MY HUSBAND AND I MAKE A BIG BATCH OF WONWONS AND FREEZE THEM ON PARCHMENT ON A COOKIE SHEET. WHEN FROZEN WE PUT IN LARGE CONTAINER IN FREEZER. WHEN WE WAANT SOUP WE JUST TAKE OUT ENOUGH FOR SOUP. WE ALSO HAVE BOKCHOY FROZEN BECAUSE WE CAN,T GET IT AT STORE ALL THE TIME. MAKES A QUICK SOUP ON A COLD NIGHT

  5. Sherry says:

    Last week the Asian Pak had an item that looked like ginger fingers but was red and did not taste like ginger. What is this item?

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