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Wanton Soup with Meat and Prawn Filling

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Wanton Soup with Meat and Prawn Filling

Soups
Category
Soups

Normal
Difficulty
Normal

Total Time
Total Time
Prep 30 M / Cook 25 M

Servings
Yield
4 Servings

Grace Teo
Grace Teo   thegraceteo
Published on November 19, 2013

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Ingredients

1
scallions
1 tbsp
anchovies
600 ml
water
100 g
pork
100 g
prawns
1 tsp
soy sauce
1 tsp
sesame oil
1 tsp
shaoxing wine  
0.5 cm
ginger
0.5 tsp
salt
0.25 tsp
sugar
wantan wraps
water
0.25 tsp
white pepper

Background

This is an easy recipe using fresh ground meat and prawns as filling to create succulent wontons which are boiled in a gentle yet savoury broth. Wonton soup can be enjoyed as a side dish or it can also be served with some egg noodles as a main dish. Wrappers which are made out of wheat, egg and water are used to wrap the meat and prawn mixture.

Where to buy wonton wraps?

Wonton wraps can be found in the frozen section at the Asian grocer, Thaw them before use.

Halal wontons

You may opt for minced chicken thighs but skip the 'shaoxing' wine. Shaoxing wine is added for its sweetness.

Fried wontons or boiled wontons?

If you do not like wantons in soup, you can opt to have them fried instead. Serve with some sweet chilli sauce. You will love its crispiness.

What is wonton soup made of?

Wonton soup can be made out of chicken broth or anchovies. I prefer the latter. Simply boil some anchovies together with scallions for about 30 minutes. Add salt to taste. You may substitute this with chicken broth, if that is your preference.

How to store wontons?

Wontons can be stored in airtight containers and kept frozen for up to 3 months.

Have fun wrapping these delicious dumplings. This recipe yields around 14 to 16 pieces of wantons. Check out the wanton noodles recipe on the website too. I personally love this soup version especially after a long haul flight as it gives me a comforting feeling.

Wanton Soup with Meat and Prawn Filling is also known as: Wonton SoupWantan Soup馄饨云吞抄手清汤

Steps

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Step 1/4

  • 1 scallions
  • 1 tbsp anchovies
  • 600 ml water

Boil water together with scallions and anchovies.

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Step 2/4

  • 100 g pork
  • 100 g prawns
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp shaoxing wine  
  • 0.5 cm ginger
  • 0.25 tsp salt
  • 0.25 tsp sugar

Prepare wonton filling by mixing minced pork, minced prawns, soy sauce, sesame oil, shaoxing wine, ginger, salt and sugar. Mix well until it creates a sticky or starchy texture.

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Step 3/4

  • wantan wraps
  • water

Fill wonton wrap with 1 tablespoon of filling. Secure wanton wrap by brushing with a bit of water.

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Step 4/4

  • 0.25 tsp salt
  • 0.25 tsp white pepper

Boil wontons in the soup with spring onions and anchovies over medium heat until they float. Optionally, add some white pepper and salt to taste.

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