Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Wonton Soup

Sometimes known as wanton, I think this is just not enjoyed by Chinese. The Vietnamese serve this too. This is one of the easiest to cook that’s surely going to please any kind of crowd. With just over a pound of ground pork, you can make siomai, lumpia and wonton soup for a group of four anyway.

What I usually do is make the stuffing, wrap them accordingly(siomai, lumpia or wonton), pack them tightly and freeze them. Rush hours abound at home and they make good emergency responses to hungry tummies or tired mommies.

Here’s what you need:

1 lb of ground pork
3 pieces of Pilipino longanisa(skinless)or chinese sausage(finely chopped)-optional
1 onion chopped finely
dash of ground pepper
1 clove of finely chopped garlic
4 tbsp of soy sauce
1 egg1 tbsp of sesame oil
wanton wrappers
vegetables(your choice)
a block of knorr seasoning or 1 tbsp of oxo shrimp seasoning
green onions, finely chopped

Mix the first 8 ingredients. Stuff the wonton wrapper with about 1 tbsp of the meat mixture. I wrap the whole mixture and freeze some.

Boil about 4 cups of water. Drop the wontons in boiling water and let boil for about 5 minutes. Add vegetables and cook for about 4 minutes or until vegetables are cooked. Season. Serve hot. Garnish with green onions and ground black pepper.

I personally use carrots, cauliflower and brocolli. Others use green leafy vegetables. I serve about 4 pieces per person and I find it that it is a meal in itself. I often add coarsely chopped shrimp meat.

Never thaw frozen wontons. Boil them frozen because the texture of the wrapper deteriorates once thawed.


Sari-Sari Winkel said...

just dropping by...find your food blog very useful for a newly married woman like me who has very low skills in cooking! looking forward to the wonton soup :-)

ting-aling said...

Welcome Sari2winkel. I will post the recipe as soon as possible. Visited your blog. Hang in there girl.