Autumn Warmer: Wonton Soup 餛飩湯

It’s chilly here in SoHo, New York, despite the sun being out.

Warm up with a nice bowl of Soup with dumplings, more precisely, wontons 餛飩 (湯)

This recipe is from a favourite cookbook, Building a Perfect Meal (Marshall Cavendish Publishers)
You will love it. Available in print and also as an ebook.

If you love crispy wontons, Building a Perfect Meal also has a great recipe for fried wontons with sweet, chilli dipping sauce that is to die for!

To make the Wontons – Full Recipe available Building a Perfect Meal (Marshall Cavendish Publishers)

 

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Building a Perfect Meal Chinese Wontons (Taiwanese-style)


 

Makes 70 wontons
Minced pork 200 g (7 oz)
Ginger 1 small knob, peeledand grated
Spring onion (scallion) 1/2, finely chopped

All purpose soy sauce 1 tsp
Sesame oil 1/2 tsp
Salt and pepper to taste
Chinese fl owering cabbage(bok choy) 1 bunch,finely chopped
Wonton wrappers 70 sheets
Combine minced pork, ginger, spring onion, soy sauce and sesame
oil in a bowl and mix well. Season with salt and pepper and leave
to marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
Just before wrapping wontons, add in the Chinese Bok choy
To make the wontons, place 1/2 tsp minced pork filling into the
centre of a wrapper. Wet the edges of the wrapper with some
water, then fold wrapper in half to make a triangle. Taking the
two small tips of the triangle, bring them together to form a sort
of crown. Repeat until all the ingredients are used up.
To cook, boil a large pot of water and add wontons. Stir gently
with the back of a wooden spoon. When water returns to the
boil, add 250 ml (8 fl oz / 1 cup) cold water and leave to simmer
until wontons fl oat to the top of the pot. Drain and serve with
soy sauce on the side.
To make wonton soup, grab a copy of Building a Perfect Meal Building a Perfect Meal (Marshall Cavendish Publishers)
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