Here is a recipe of how to make wonton soup. Wonton are basically chinese style ravioli with chinese based ingredients. The pastry is thinner than ravioli so that is why it is much better to buy shop bought ones rather than making at home using the pasta making machine. There are loads of wonton wrapper recipes around from vegan to ordinary version. It just requires a bit of time and elbow grease. I will post a wonton wrapper recipe once I manage to perfect a version to my liking.
This recipe goes well with my pasta recipe and with homegrown pak choi Growing and harvesting Pak choi It is a great autumn and spring vegetable to grow.
Recipe makes about 4 portions.
300 grms of minced pork (I use free range low fat ones)
150 grms of raw peeled devein prawns
1 small carrot
6 dried shitake mushroom (reconstitude with hot water)
1 water bamboo stalk or 70 grms of water chestnut (half a can drained)
3 stalk of spring onion
1 tablespoon of sesame oil
1 tablespoon of dry white sherry (chinese cooking wine)
one teaspoon cornflour
one teaspoon soy sauce (I prefer low salt ones)
Black pepper a few turns on the grinder or enough to taste
one egg yolk only. Reserve the egg white to seal the edges of wonton pastry
Clear soup base
or use my chicken stock base Chicken noodle soup
500 grms of chicken wings
250 grms of pak choi cut into quater or slice into 3 cms wide
200 grms of ready made wonton pastry
Some shrimp chilli oil to taste (optional)
Chop or slice all the filling ingredients finely.
Mix all the filling ingredients together.
Then start to fill the pastry. Use about 1 teaspoonful of filling to a pastry. Fold it into a triangle and then make a pleat.
In a pot boil the clear soup base with about 1.5 liters of water. Add the chicken wings and the water from shiitake mushroom.
When the wonton wrappers are all filled up. Boil a pot of water (about 1.5 liters) to cook the wontons. When the water is boiling swirel the water around add the wonton at the same time. This is so that it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pot. It takes about 3-5 minutes to cook the wontons. When the wontons start to float they are ready and cook.
At the same time cook the pak choi in the chicken stock. It takes about 3-5 minutes to cook the pak choi.
Take the wontons out arrange them in a bowl. Add the clear soup broth then the pak choi. Serve with some shrimp chilli oil. Enjoy. Do let know how you get on on comments below.