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.