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Homemade Wonton Soup

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Wonton Soup recipe
Carolyn Menyes/The Daily Meal

Sure, you can order wonton soup from your local Chinese joint, but there's something especially satisfying about making this dish yourself.

Ingredients

For the wontons:

  • 1 1/4 Pound ground pork
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2-3 inches ginger root, minced
  • 3-4 scallions, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce (low sodium if possible)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon sesame oil
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 48-50 wonton wrappers
  • Water, for making wontons

For the broth:

  • 8 Cups chicken stock
  • 2-4 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4 cloves ginger, minced
  • 3-4 inches ginger, minced
  • 1/2 Pound shiitake mushrooms, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 baby bok choy, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 4 scallions, sliced

Directions

For the wontons:

In a medium size bowl, mix together all ingredients except for wonton wrappers and water.

Set up wonton making station with a large baking sheet covered in parchment paper, a bowl filled with water, filling and wonton wrappers.

To make the wontons, lay one wonton wrapper on table. Wet all four edges of the wonton with water, using your finger.

Place 1/2 tablespoon of filling in the center of the wonton. Make sure the filling does not come close to the edges.

Fold wonton in half diagonally to create a triangle, and seal the edges using your fingers. Make sure the edges are sealed tightly.

Fold the two corners in on each other and press gently yet firmly again to seal. 

Repeat until all wontons are filled -- recipe should yield about 50 wontons.

To cook the wontons: Bring a pot of water to a rolling boil; add wontons and cook for 5 minutes. Then add to soup. (Broth recipe follows.)

To freeze the wontons: Make sure wontons are on the parchment paper-line baking sheet in one layer. Freeze overnight, then transfer to a gallon bag. To cook frozen wontons, bring pot of water to a rolling boil and cook about 7-10 minutes.

For the broth:

Add all soup ingredients except scallions to large pot.

Bring to a boil.

Lower to a simmer, cover pot.

Simmer and let flavors combine for 1-2 hours.

Add cooked wontons to soup (about 6).

Garnish with scallions.