Sometimes soup can be one of those foods that bring you comfor,t since they’re easy to make; plus the broth is nice and warm. I’m not a big fan of soups though..but wonton soup to me is different haha. The preparation of building the wontons can be time consuming. However, the best part of making them is also being able to freeze them for another time! Therefore, you are technically also prepping for future meals in the process; which will eliminate some excess time for future meal prep.
The version shown here does not have a lot of added ingredients to its broth. Mostly boiling beef bones and adding some salt and pepper to season, then boiling it for awhile to get that flavour in the broth. Then added the wontons that were made, and boiling until cooked.
Here’s a recipe that is comparable!
Ingredients (All rights go to their respected owner, full recipe can be found here)
- 350 g pork mince or 350 g ground chicken
- 100 g cabbage, finely shredded (not used in recipe)
- 3 spring onions, finely sliced
- 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- 1 teaspoon grated ginger
- 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
- 1 -2 small red chile, finely chopped (not used in this recipe)
- 1(26 count) packagesquare wonton wrappers
- In a bowl mix together pork mince, cabbage, spring onions and chillies.
- Add garlic, ginger, hoisin sauce, oyster sauce and sesame oil; stir until well combined.
- Separate wonton wrappers and lay on a clean surface.
- Place 1- 2 teaspoons of mixture in centre of each wrapper; brush edges with water.
- Bring corners of wrappers together and pinch tightly to seal.
- Bring a saucepan of water to the boil, place a bamboo steamer lined with greaseproof paper on top.
- Place 5- 6 wontons in steamer and steam over simmering water for about 8 minutes, or until cooked.
- Serve with soy sauce or dipping sauce of choice.
- Measure the amount of broth you would like, based on how many you will be serving
- Add soup bones and bring to a boil (the longer you boil, the richer the flavour will be)
- Add salt and pepper to taste
- Remove the soup bones from the broth.
- Carefully remove any excess fat that arise on top of the broth, this is also usually a sign that your broth is ready.
- Add your wontons into the broth, and cook until wontons are ready. This will usually take 5-10 minutes depending on the amount of heat the broth has been boiled to.
- Add other seasonings to meet your liking, we added green onions to the mixture!
Note: You can freeze premade wontons in a sealed or freezer friendly container for up to a month. Make sure it’s tightly sealed to prevent freezer burn. The broth can also be frozen in a cube tray, but must be used much earlier than the wontons, therefore I suggest that you just make the broth fresh each time.