Wonton Soup

Posted: August 13

Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 50 wontons

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Have you ever wanted to make wonton soup at home? Follow this Wonton Soup recipe for delicious, homemade soup in no time.


• 50 wonton wrappers For the wonton filling: • 7 ounces ground pork • 7 ounces peeled prawns/shrimp • 1 tablespoon ginger • 2 shallots/green onions • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce • 2 tablespoons Chinese cooking wine • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 2 tablespoons sesame oil, toasted For the broth: • 3 cups chicken broth • 2 garlic cloves • 1/3 inch piece of ginger, sliced • 1 1/2 tablespoons light soy sauce • 2 teaspoons sugar • 1 1/2 tablespoons Chinese cooking wine • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon sesame oil For serving: • shallots/scallions, finely chopped • Bok choy, quartered • 1 1/2-1 3/4 ounces dried egg noodles per person


Step 1

To make the wontons: Place the filling ingredients in a bowl. Mash the ingredients until fairly smooth. Don’t turn the prawn into a complete paste; small chunks are good.

Step 2

For wrapping: Lay the wontons on a work surface. Use 2 teaspoons to put the filling on the wontons. Work in batches of 5 if starting out, up to 15 or 20 if confident. Brush 2 edges with water. Fold them to seal, pressing out the air. Brush water on one corner and bring the corners together, pressing to seal. Place the wrapped wontons into a container with a lid as you work, so they don’t dry out.

Step 3

To cook: Bring a large pot of water to boil. Place the wontons in water and cook them for 4 minutes or until they float. Remove them with a slotted spoon straight into serving bowls.

Step 4

To make the broth: Place the broth ingredients in a saucepan over high heat. Add the white ends of scallions/shallots if there is leftover from the wonton filling.

Step 5

Place the lid on, bring the broth to a simmer, then reduce it to medium-high and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes to allow the flavors to infuse. Pick the garlic and ginger out before using.

Step 6

If using vegetables, blanch them in the soup broth and place them in a serving bowl.

Step 7

To assemble the soup: Prepare the noodles according to the packet directions. Place them in a serving bowl with the cooked wontons and blanched vegetables. Ladle the broth over them, and serve!