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Copycat Cravings: Wonton Soup

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wonton soup

mmm, Wonton Soup… It’s amazingly delicious, healthy and simple to make! It takes a little time to make the wontons themselves, but the process is easy enough to do. Now you don’t have to order chinese take-out to enjoy this soup. You can make it at home and enjoy it for a fraction of the price!

From Allrecipes.com- wonton soup recipe

courtesy of Starry Night


WONTON SOUP



Ingredients

  • 1 bunch green onions, cut into 1/2-inch pieces, divided
  • 6 fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • egg
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 (16 ounce) package wonton wrappers
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 16 uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined (optional)
  • 1 medium head bok choy, torn into 2-inch pieces
  • 16 snow peas
  • 1 dash soy sauce, or to taste (optional)
  • 1 dash sesame oil, to taste (optional)
  1. Dice the green onions, and set aside all but 1 tablespoon. Slice the mushrooms, and set aside all but 1 tablespoon. Finely chop the 1 tablespoon of green onions and 1 tablespoon of sliced mushrooms, and place in a bowl with the ground pork, 1 tablespoon sesame oil, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, egg, bread crumbs, salt, and pepper. Stir to thoroughly mix the pork filling.
  2. Spoon about 1 tablespoon of the pork filling onto the center of each wonton wrapper. Use your finger or a pastry brush to lightly moisten the edges of the wonton wrappers with water. Fold one corner of the wrapper over the filling onto the opposite corner to form a triangle. Press the edges together to seal. Moisten the two long ends of the triangle, fold them together, and press them firmly to seal.
  3. Bring the chicken broth to a boil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Drop the wontons, one by one, into the broth, and let them cook for 3 to 5 minutes, until they float to the surface. Reduce heat to a simmer, and gently stir in the shrimp, bok choy, and reserved sliced mushrooms. Let the soup simmer 2 more minutes, until the shrimp turn pink, and then drop in the snow pea pods. Garnish with the remaining green onions and a dash of soy sauce and sesame oil, and serve immediately.
Optional: I used the tiny canned shrimp, ground into a paste using a food processor and mixed it in with the pork mixture. You can also try using ground chicken for a slightly different (and less fattening) wonton soup version.

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