Contrary to what many people believe, a delicious wonton soup is easy to make. You certainly don’t have to go to a nice Chinese restaurant to enjoy such a meal. All you need is to learn what ingredients you should use and follow some helpful tips.
Ingredients (Serves 4 people)
1 cup of shredded cabbage
1/2 cup of shredded cooked pork
6 cups of reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons of soy sauce
1 tablespoon of sesame oil
12 wonton wrappers
1/2 cup of chopped scallions
the juice of a lime (optional)
Put the cabbage and the broth in a large saucepan and cook in medium-high heat. Bring to a simmer. Put the pork, the soy sauce and the sesame oil in a food processor. Make sure the pork is minced well, but not completely. Put the wonton wrappers on a flat, completely dry surface. Use a teaspoon of the above filling for every wonton wrapper. With wet fingers, pull up the corners of the wonton wrappers and then pinch their edges together. Put each wonton wrapper in the chicken broth, add the juice of a lime and cook for 4 minutes.Add the scallions and stir well while you are cooking.
Once you put the wontons in the boiling water, they will sink to the bottom. You will know they are ready once they come back to the surface of the water by themselves. Pour the soup gently over the wontons. White pepper fits wonderfully with this dish, so if you like it, you can definitely use it. Serving the wontons immediately after they are cooked is absolutely necessary. If the wonton is not served immediately, it will get too dry and it won’t taste good. If you choose to use the lime it would be best not to use the white pepper, otherwise the taste will be a little weird.