Wonton Soup

How to make Wonton Soup?

Ingredients

30 wonton wrappers

Wonton Filling

8 ounces ground pork

2 green onions finely chopped

1 tablespoon soy sauce

1 teaspoon sesame oil

1 teaspoon fresh ginger grated

1 ½ teaspoons cornstarch

Broth

8 cups chicken broth

2 cloves garlic whole

2 slices ginger approx. 1/4″

2 tablespoons soy sauce

1 teaspoon sesame oil

2 green onions sliced

Instructions

Wontons

In a large bowl combine all filling ingredients.

Place 1 teaspoon filling in the center of a wonton wrapper. Moisten the edges and fold in half to create a triangle. Moisten the two longer tips and bring together. Press together.

Dip the bottom in flour and place on a parchment lined pan. Repeat with remaining wontons.

Soup

Bring all broth ingredients to a boil. Simmer 10 mintues.

Remove garlic and ginger and discard.

Add in wontons simmer 4-6 minutes or until pork is cooked through. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 220 kcal | Protein: 12g | Carbohydrates: 26g | Dietary Fiber: 1g | Sugars: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 1,250mg

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I use store-bought wonton wrappers, or should I make them from scratch?

You can use store-bought wonton wrappers for convenience.

Making them from scratch is an option, but it can be time-consuming.

Store-bought wrappers work perfectly.

How do I seal and shape the wontons properly?

To seal and shape the wontons, moisten the edges of the wrapper with water to help them stick together.

Place the filling in the center, fold it in half to form a triangle, moisten the longer tips, and bring them together, pressing to seal.

Finally, dip the bottom in flour to prevent sticking.

Can I use ground chicken or another protein instead of ground pork?

Yes, you can substitute ground pork with ground chicken, turkey, or even shrimp to make different variations of wonton soup.

Adjust the cooking time as needed based on the protein used.

Is there a vegetarian or vegan version of this recipe?

You can create a vegetarian or vegan version of this soup by using plant-based proteins like tofu or tempeh and vegetable broth instead of chicken broth.

Make sure to use vegan-friendly soy sauce and avoid animal-based products.

Can I freeze uncooked wontons for later use?

Yes, you can freeze uncooked wontons for later use.

Place them on a baking sheet and freeze until solid.

Then, transfer them to an airtight container or freezer bag.

When ready to use, you can cook them directly from the freezer or thaw them in the refrigerator before cooking.

Can I make the wonton filling ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the wonton filling ahead of time.

Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours before assembling and cooking the wontons.

Are there any substitutions for the pork in the wonton filling?

If you prefer not to use pork, you can substitute it with ground chicken, turkey, shrimp, or even tofu for a vegetarian version of the wontons.

Adjust the cooking time as needed based on the protein used.

Can I use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth for a vegetarian version of this soup?

Yes, you can use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth to make a vegetarian version of the soup.

This substitution will make the entire recipe vegetarian.

Can I use pre-made or store-bought wontons instead of making them from scratch?

You can use store-bought wontons if you prefer a quicker and more convenient option.

Look for them in the frozen section of your local grocery store.

However, making wontons from scratch allows you to customize the filling to your liking.

How do I store and reheat leftover wonton soup?

To store leftovers, refrigerate the soup in an airtight container.

When reheating, gently simmer it on the stovetop until heated through, being careful not to overcook the wontons.

It’s best to reheat them in the broth to maintain their texture.

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