Video:How to Make Wonton Soupwith Jacob Taxis
Wonton soup is a traditional favorite of Chinese cuisine. Everyone loves wonton soup, and now you can make your own at home. Here's a simple recipe for wonton soup.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Make Wonton SoupHello, I'm Jacob Taxis for About.com. In this video, you will learn how to make wonton soup. This is a recipe from About.com's Chinese Food site.
Wonton Soup IngredientsFor the wonton filling, you'll need:
- 1/2 lb. boneless lean pork, finely chopped
- 1 tbsp. of soy sauce
- 1 tbsp. of oyster sauce
- A few drops of sesame oil
- 1 tsp. of sherry
- 1/2 tsp. of sugar
- 1 green onion, finely minced
- 1 tsp. of cornstarch
- 2 dashes of white pepper
- 1/8 tsp. of fish sauce
- 1/2 cup of finely diced shitake mushrooms
For the broth, you'll need:
- 4 1/2 to 5 cups of chicken stock
- Green or sweet onions, thinly sliced, as desired
- A few drops of sesame oil
Mix Wonton Filling and Make WontonsStep One: In a bowl, combine and mix all the filling ingredients thoroughly. Step Two: Set one wonton skin before you in the shape of a diamond and place a damp towel over the others to keep the rest from drying out. Step Three: Using water, moisten the edges of the wonton wrapper. Step Four: Take one heaping teaspoon of filling and place it in the center of the wrapper. Step Five: Fold the wrapper into a triangle and make the edges meet. Step Six: Firmly press down on the edges to seal the wonton. Step Seven: Moisten one bottom triangle corner. Now slowly bring the other bottom corner onto the top, while you use your finger to create a small indent in the wonton. Press and seal firmly. It is important that you seal the wontons well to secure the filling from falling out during boiling.
Boil Wontons for SoupStep Eight: Finish creating the remaining wontons. These uncooked wontons can be wrapped and kept frozen for up to two months. When they are needed, boil them straight from the freezer, adding two minutes to your boil time. Step Nine: Prepare a large pot of boiling water. Add in the wontons, giving them enough room to move freely in the water. Step Ten: Boil the wontons for 5 – 8 minutes until the filling is cooked all the way through. Then carefully remove them from the water with a slotted spoon or kitchen utensil.
Finish Making Wonton SoupNow for the soup base! Step One: Heat the chicken stock to a boil. Step Two: Add the wontons and let the soup get back to a boil. Step Three: Stir in the green onion and remove from the heat. Lastly, stir in the sesame oil. Consider adding a traditional Chinese zest into the broth with foods such as water chestnuts, shrimp, bamboo shoots or snow peas. Your wonton soup is finished! Ladle the soup into bowls and enjoy!
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