Recipe by Chef John
"The term 'wonton' is mostly commonly translated as meaning 'irregularly-shaped pasta'. The second translation I found is from a popular Cantonese homonym that literally means 'swallowing clouds'. If given the choice between eating 'irregularly-shaped pasta', or 'swallowing clouds', I'm going with the clouds every time! You can add ginger, onion, soy, hot pepper, cilantro, lime, lemon grass, etc., to suit your taste and customize the broth."
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green onions, minced
1 1/2 tablespoons
freshly grated ginger
vegetable oil, or as needed
fresh shiitake mushrooms, stems removed and caps thinly sliced
1 1/2 quarts
1 (10 ounce) package
wonton wrappers, or as needed
egg white, beaten
bok choy, thinly sliced
We LOVED this soup! I made the wontons a couple of days ago and froze them until I was ready to use them to cut back on some prep time. I just threw the frozen wontons in the soup and they cooked in no time. This does make more wontons than you will need for the soup, but they keep well in the freezer. I wish I would've watched the video before making them though, b/c I totally shaped them wrong, lol, but it doesn't matter how you shape them, they are wonderful and the pork filling is EXCELLENT. I couldn't find shitake mushrooms at the store, so I just used an 8oz. pkg. of sliced white mushrooms, and that was great for us. Also, I didn't have anything to do w/ the rest of the carton on chicken broth, so I just added it in the soup, as well. This was simple to make, super light and fresh tasting...a definite keeper~YUM!, YUM! YUM!! Thanks for sharing. :)
Only made the wonton part of this soup and used a different soup recipe. This was delicious! Had enough of an Asian flavour without being overwhelming! Omitted the fish sauce and sherry. This saved some saltiness and didn't need the added Sherry Flavour.
Fantastic recipe! I threw the veggie drawer at the stock: minced garlic and ginger, some snow peas & some red pepper I had around, shredded a carrot and baby bok choy. I have enough wontons in the freezer to make it again.
The filling was a little too salty. I would half the fish sauce. Other than that, very tasty wonton soup!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chef John's Pork Wonton Soup
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 126
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