Spicy Wonton Soup

April 18, 2013

Wonton soup is not just something you order when getting Chinese take-out.  This Chinese dumpling soup is spicy, filling, and full of flavor.  Wontons are fun to make and you can fill them with whatever ingredients you have on hand.  This recipe suggests using ground chicken but ground pork or shrimp would also be delicious.  Likewise, you can add vegetables to the soup to make it more hearty.

Spicy Wonton Soup

Ingredients:

For wonton balls:
1/4 cup carrots, minced
2 stalks spring onion, minced
1 teaspoon fish sauce
1 teaspoon crushed red chilli pepper (optional)
salt and pepper to taste
wonton wrapper
 
For broth:
1 teaspoon sliced ginger
1 tablespoon soy sauce or fish sauce (season to suit your taste)
1 stalk spring onion, sliced diagonally for garnish
 
Directions:
 
Mix filling in a bowl. Place one teaspoon in center of wonton wrapper and fold in half, sealing edges with water.
 
Boil 2 cups of chicken broth. Add fermented soy beans and ginger. Drop wonton balls and continue cooking until wontons starting floating.
 
Add baby bokchoy (if large, cut in half lengthwise) or sliced chinese broccoli. Cook until vegetables are blanched.
 
Remove from heat. Season with extra soy sauce, salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with spring onions and serve.

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