Do you like wonton soup? I love love LOVE wonton soup, especially when I am feeling sick and just want something warm in my belly for comfort. Wonton soup is my go-to comfort food and I have the best homemade wonton soup recipe you should try now.
After having my mother-in-law’s wonton soup, I will never eat wonton soup at a restaurant anymore. Very moist wonton fillings and super flavourful broth. Yum! It is also perfect for cold Canadian winter days.
This recipe will make 25 wonton dumplings (or about 5 servings). The wonton dumplings “should” be prepared at least 2 hours in advance to infuse and enhance all the flavours. So you will want to plan ahead of meal time and it is totally worth it.
25 pieces wonton wrapper
1/2 lb of ground pork
1/4 lb of medium shrimp (shelled and chopped)
1 egg white
1 tablespoons of corn starch
2 teaspoons of soy sauce
1 teaspoon of sesame oil
1 stalk of green onions, scallions (diced)
Pinch of salt
Pinch of white pepper
- Combine all ingredients above, mix thoroughly, and allow to marinade (covered) in the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours.
- Use your finger to wet the outer edges of a wonton wrapper with water (for sealing).
- Place 3/4 tablespoon of meat in the middle of the wrapper.
- Tip: If you use too much meat, it will be hard to seal the dumpling.
- Fold up the wrapper into a money bag by folding the wrapper over and pressing the edges together.
- Tip: The shape and how it looks does not matter. My style is to bring the four corners together and then seal the edges.
- Place wontons on a plate lined with wax paper or lightly dusted with flour to prevent wonton from sticking to the plate.
- Cover with cling wrap until ready for cooking. You should have between 20 and 25 dumplings.
4 cups low-sodium chicken broth (see tip 1)
5 stalks of green onions, scallions (chopped)
Sesame seed oil to taste (see tip 2)
Tip 1: For richer flavour, I used a 50/50 combination of the chicken broth and Campbell’s Pho broth.
Tip 2: You can make this dish spicy by using hot chili sesame seed oil. You can find these at specialty Chinese grocery stores.
- Bring the soup broth to a boil.
- Boil the wonton in the soup for 5-8 minutes or until the wonton rises to the top.
- Place 5 pieces of dumpling per bowl with about 3/4 cups of broth.
- Add some green onions and a very light drizzle (1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon) of sesame seed oil.
- Add a pinch of white pepper and serve.
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5.0 points per serving | Weight Watchers Original Points 6.0 points per serving | Weight Watchers Points Plus 6.0 points per serving | Weight Watchers SmartPoints