Happy Sneaky Sunday friends! It was my first time making our pork and vegetable wonton soup, and it was a real hit this weekend with the family. I’m currently relaxing at my family cottage, where we hosted a gathering with 15 of my cousins. So yesterday I tested out this soup for our lunch, and everyone just loved it!
The meat filling that I used inside these yummy dumplings includes a mixture of carrot, green onion, bok choy, mushrooms, fresh ginger, and of course pork. Being that everything is chopped very finely, it helps insure those those picky eaters eat their veggies inside their little wrapped up “meatballs”. The dumplings are an easy and tasty way to get your family to eat a bit healthier!
Since this was my first time making a wonton soup, I tried shaping/closing the actual wontons as simply. Afterwards I found some new ways to close the wontons on pinterest that I hope to try. I will make this soup again soon and next time I will add some new ways to shape the wontons, and include some demonstration pictures to better help you understand the process. I hope you get the chance to make this kid approved recipe, and enjoy this with your family.
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- 1 package of wonton wrappers
- FOR THE FILLING:
- 1 lbs ground pork
- 1 large carrot, grated
- 1 cup white mushrooms, chopped finely
- 1 head of baby bok choy, white bottom removed, and chopped finely, plus more bok choy if you wish to cook into the broth
- 1 green onion, chopped finely (plus more for garnish)
- 1 tbsp of fresh ginger, minced
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp of garlic powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- FOR THE BROTH:
- 8 cups chicken broth
- 2 tsp sesame oil
- 1 tsp fresh ginger, minced
- 2 gloves garlic, minced
- Optional: additional bok choy to cook into broth
- Options: additional green onion, sliced for garnish
- salt to taste
- In a large bowl combine all ingredients for the filling and mix together.
- Prepare a small bowl with some water. On a flat surface beside, and one at a time, spoon about 1-2 teaspoons of the meat mixture onto the middle of a wonton wrapper. Wet a finger in the bowl and wet all edges of the wonton wrapper. Now bring in all corners together and squish together just until they hold in place. Use more water to seal any open bits. Continue until all wrappers are done. Place a damn towel on top while making the broth.
- In a large soup pot heat sesame oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and ginger and saute about 1-2 minutes until fragrant. Now Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Season with salt. Add the wontons and cook about 4-5 minutes, until pork is cooked. Add additional bok choy if desired and cook in broth for the last 2-3 minutes while the wontons cook. Garnish with sliced green onion.