"A simple, light 'Chinese dumpling' classic ...whether in soup or fried, wontons will always bring you that mysteriously delicious taste of the Far East ...! Garnish with fresh scallions." — MARBALET
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boneless pork loin, coarsely chopped
peeled shrimp, finely chopped
Chinese rice wine
light soy sauce
finely chopped green onion
chopped fresh ginger root
24 (3.5 inch square)
finely chopped green onion
I am of chinese descent and these are great! I grew up going to authentic wonton noodle houses and also helped my parents make them at home too. The wontons must be cooked in boiling water separately and then served with chicken stock. I have made these many times and different variations. Usually, I will substitute diced shitake mushrooms (soaked for several hours) in place of the shrimp and serve them with campbells chicken broth. This time, I followed the recipe but also added a bit of wood fungus too (soaked a few hours & sliced finely -- it's also put in hot and sour soup). I make a big batch and freeze for later. Frozen wontons make a quick and wonderful meal for those nights you feel like you can only boil water!
i did not like this recipe. the wonton soup didn't really taste like the one in the restaurant. and i did follow the recipe like it says. don't like it
it's a good starting point. but there were important things i felt you left out. you shouldn't moisten the edges with water.. instead, mix in one egg per pound of meat you use in your stuffing prior to stuffing the wontons. it helps to keep everything together
I added 1 Tbsp soy sauce, 1/2 tsp. sesame oil and 1/2 tsp fresh grated ginger to the plain chicken stock and YUM! It adds so much depth to the flavour of this soup. Also, I boiled the wontons in water for approx. 5 min before adding them to the soup; it helps to ensure your filling is cooked thoroughly and keeps your broth clear when you add them to the soup later.
Especially after a recently awful attempt at a similar wonton recipe, I was wary to try another, but was pleasantly surprised. Omitted the shrimp, don't care for it much. I love that the pork loin is finely chopped instead of using ground pork, it gives it a great texture that isn't pastey or chewy like some recipes. Used rice vinegar instead of wine because I had it on hand, not sure how much this effected the flavor. Also, I would recommend to anyone who wants to try this to either chop the ginger VERY finely, or simply grate it. I got the occasional bite of a small chunk of ginger, not so good =). Anyway, a fantastic wonton recipe that I will use all the time.
Btw, I accidentally chopped a little more than 1 tsp ginger, so I added the remainder to the stock. Wouldn't recommend doing something like that unless you REALLY love ginger. It ended up being a little overpowering, and I think I only probably added about 1/4 tsp to it.
Edit: if you have complaints about the broth, that is not the recipe's flaw: it's mediocre broth. Consider adding some kick with a splash of rice vinegar and a little grated ginger (have invested in a grater since my earlier post, what a fantastic tool!)
Absolutely delicious! I made this soup for Chinese New Year this year and it was fantastic! My family couldn't get enough of it, there was even "words" over who would get the leftovers. I used ground chicken breasts instead of pork and no shrimp (personal preference) but followed the rest to a "T". I found that if you cooked the wontons in boiling water first, then put them in the soup 10 minutes before serving, the resulting soup was flavourful but not murky or cloudy.
Excellent recipe. A quick hint for saving wontons for the freezer. Freeze individually on a cookie sheet, toss in a freezer bag and you can retrieve as many as you want. Good sauted for unexpected guests when you need something to munch on.
This was very good! I went to two different grocery stores and neither had wonton wrappers. Therefore, I bought a package of egg roll wrappers and cut them in half. The noodles were thicker than I like, but the filling was still yummy. The trick to preventing the wontons from becoming a gloppy mess is to cook them in boiling water first, then putting them in the broth. I also had some left over bok choy from the stir fry that I was also making so threw that in the soup during the last 2 minutes of cooking. Wonderful!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 38
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