Wonton soup is healthy and delicious. The soup originated in China, but has made its way into kitchens around the world. As with any recipe, it has several variations, and this is our variation of wonton soup. I make it up frequently and everybody loves it. give it a try and let us know what you think.
There are a few variations to making this delightful Asian soup. First, we use the square wonton wrappers simply because they are easier to work with. If you don’t have square wrappers or don’t want to use them, they round ones will suffice too.
In terms of the filling for the wontons, we use a simple combination of ginger, salt, pepper, green onions, and corn starch. You could add some carrots or whatever you like, as well.
I always take the ginger and garlic out of the broth after it’s come to a boil. You can leave it in if you like, but I find it becomes a touch too strong for my liking. You can add extra goodies to the broth, as well.
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- For the Wonton Mixture:
- 1/4 kilo of lean ground pork
- 1 tbsp of spring or green onions, chopped
- 1/2 thumb size ginger, chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tbsp of corn starch
- 10 – 12 wonton wrappers
- For the Broth:
- 4 cups of chicken stock
- 1 tbsp of soy sauce
- 1 thumb size ginger, sliced
- 3 cloves of garlic, pressed
- 8 10 10 bok choy leaves
- pepper to taste
- Add the ground pork, onions, ginger, salt, pepper, and corn starch to a mixing bowl. Mix until well combined.
- Place the wonton wrapper onto a flat surface and spread water on the outside edges.
- Scoop about 1 tsp of the mixture into the center of the wrapper.
- Grab two corners of the wrapper and fold them towards the center so a triangle forms. Pinch the edges shut. Take the two longest corners and fold them towards the center again and seal them shut with water. Place the wrapper on a plate and repeat the process for the remaining wrappers.
- Pour the chicken stock into a pot. Add in the ginger, garlic, soy sauce, and pepper. Bring it to a Reduce the heat to medium, place the wontons in the water, and allow them cook for 3 to 5 minutes depending on their size.
- Scoop the wontons out and place them in a bowl.
- Add the bok choy leaves in and allow them to simmer for about 3 minutes or until they are tender.
- Take the leaves out and place them around the sides for the bowl.
- Pour the broth over the top, add a few drops of sesame oil, and garnish with some chopped green onions.
- Serve and enjoy your wonton soup.