Have you ever tried making Wonton Soup?
I remember going out for Chinese food about once a month when I was a kid. My brother and I loved the Wonton Soup so much we would count out the wontons to make sure that we each got the same number. Making wontons from scratch is way easier than you might think. It’s definitely one of those meals that you can throw together in less than an hour. (This post contains affiliate links)
And if you have little hands helping you fill and fold them, it’s even faster. I’ve always loved getting my kids involved in the kitchen. I think this is the best way to raise kids who will enjoy eating and cooking.
We love Wonton Soup, and making wontons is something Sophie, 11, thinks is great fun.
While the kids assemble the wonton, I can cut up the veggies and by the time the broth has boiled, the wontons are ready to pop in the soup. I keep the broth simple, just chicken broth, shrimp and vegetables. You could however spice up the broth more by adding minced garlic, fresh ginger, coconut aminos, soy sauce or chili oil. The broth is like a blank canvas for your ingredients.
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- For the Wontons:
- 1/2 lb. ground pork
- 2 green onions finely sliced
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon Chinese rice wine
- 1 1/2 teaspoon minced ginger
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 package Wonton wrappers
- For the soup:
- 8 cups chicken broth
- 1 small head bok choy sliced thin
- 8 oz. sliced mushrooms
- 8 oz. snow peas sliced on the diagonal
- 3 green onions sliced on the diagonal
- 8 oz. shrimp sliced lengthwise
- For the wontons: Mix all the wonton ingredients together with your hands, pork through egg yolk. Let mixture sit for about 20 minutes while you prep the ingredients for the soup.
- Put 1 teaspoon of filling in the center of wonton wrapper.
- Brush all the edges of wrapper with water. Fold edges together to form a triangle.
- Pinch edges together to form a little package.
- Meanwhile, prepare the soup:
- In a large pot, add broth. As soon as the broth comes to a boil, reduce heat to simmer, and drop in the wontons and mushrooms. The wontons cook for about 5 minutes, so after 1 or two minutes, add the shrimp, snow peas and bok choy. Let cook just until shrimp are pink and vegetables are cooked, about 3-4 minutes.
- Garnish with green onions.
- Makes 4 generous portions.
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