Wontons are little meat and prawn dumplings cooked in a gentle broth. These succulent dumplings can be made in big batches. They are usually served either boiled or fried together with egg noodles.
Preparation 30 mins
Cooking 25 mins
Wonton Soup, Wantan Soup, 馄饨, 云吞, 抄手, 清汤
Malaysian, Singaporean, Cantonese, Chinese
|1 tsp||soy sauce|
|1 tsp||sesame oil|
|1 tsp||shaoxing wine|
|1⁄4 tsp||white pepper|
Nutrition per Serving
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.
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 wonton 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.
Steps to Prepare
Step 1 of 4
- 1 scallions
- 1 tbsp anchovies
- 600 ml water
Boil water together with scallions and anchovies.
Step 2 of 4
- 100 g pork
- 100 g prawns
- 1 tsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 1 tsp shaoxing wine
- 1⁄2 cm ginger
- 1⁄4 tsp salt
- 1⁄4 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.
Step 3 of 4
- wantan wraps
Fill wonton wrap with 1 tablespoon of filling. Secure wanton wrap by brushing with a bit of water.
Step 4 of 4
- 1⁄4 tsp salt
- 1⁄4 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.
Published: November 19, 2013
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