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Wonton Soup Recipe

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Wonton Soup

Wonton soup is a comforting and flavorful dish that’s simple to make at home. With a mix of juicy pork and shrimp filling, tender wontons, and a seasoned chicken broth, you can create a restaurant-quality soup in your own kitchen.

You’ll learn how to make delicious homemade wontons and discover tips for making the broth extra tasty. Plus, you can freeze your wontons for quick meals later, making this recipe perfect for busy weeknights or lazy weekends. Dive in and enjoy crafting this classic soup that’s sure to become a family favorite.

Exact Ingredients (+ Possible Substitutes)

Ingredients

  • Wontons
    • Wonton wrappers
    • Ground pork or ground chicken
    • Shrimp (optional, finely chopped)
    • Green onions, finely chopped
    • Soy sauce
    • Sesame oil
    • Ginger, minced
    • Garlic, minced
    • Salt and pepper

Broth

  • Chicken broth
    • Substitute: vegetable broth
  • Water
  • Garlic cloves
  • Ginger slices
  • Soy sauce
  • Sesame oil

Vegetables (Optional)

  • Bok choy
    • Substitute: spinach
  • Mushrooms
    • Substitute: shiitake or button mushrooms

Garnish

  • Green onions, sliced
  • Cilantro
  • Chili oil (for some heat)

Instructions

1. Prepare the Wontons:

  • Fill a small bowl with water.
  • Take a wonton wrapper and moisten the edges with your finger.
  • Add a teaspoon of filling to the center.
  • Fold the wrapper in half and press the sides together to seal.

2. Cook the Broth:

  • In a large pot, add chicken broth, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, and sesame oil.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat.
  • Reduce to a simmer and cook uncovered for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the garlic and ginger pieces from the broth.

3. Cook the Wontons:

  • Add fresh or frozen wontons to the simmering broth.
  • Cook for 4-6 minutes or until the wontons float and the filling is cooked through.

4. Add Vegetables:

  • While the wontons cook, add bok choy or another vegetable of your choice to the broth.
  • Let the vegetables blanch for 1-2 minutes or until they turn dark green and are tender.

5. Serve:

  • Ladle the soup into bowls, making sure to include both broth and wontons.
  • Garnish with sliced scallions or a drizzle of sesame oil if desired.
  • Enjoy your homemade wonton soup!

Tips, Tricks & Storing

When making wonton soup, use fresh, high-quality ingredients for the best flavor. Fresh ginger, garlic, and scallions can make a big difference.

Folding Wontons:

  1. Place a small amount of filling in the center of the wrapper.
  2. Moisten the edges with water.
  3. Fold the wrapper in half and press the edges to seal.

If you’re using rectangular wrappers, fold them all the way in half.

Cooking Wontons:

  • Add wontons to boiling water. They’ll float when done.
  • Blanch vegetables like bok choy in the same pot for added convenience.

Adding Extra Flavor:

  • Stir in a teaspoon of sambal oelek for extra heat.
  • Use sesame oil and Shaoxing wine in the filling for a richer taste.
  • Add shiitake mushrooms or miso paste to the broth.

Storing:

  • Uncooked wontons can be frozen. Lay them flat on a baking sheet to freeze, then transfer to a freezer bag.
  • Cooked wontons can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 days.
  • When reheating, add the wontons to simmering broth for a few minutes.

Favorite Tips:

  • Use chopsticks or a wooden spoon to mix the filling until it’s sticky. This helps the filling stick together better.
  • For a quick meal, use pre-made wontons or potstickers.

By following these tips and tricks, you’ll have a delicious wonton soup that’s easy to prepare and store!

Benjamin Happy Muncher

Hi, I'm Benjamin. I love cooking, long walks, and my girlfriend! Here you’ll find simple and delicious recipes that you can make in 30 minutes or less.