Mom's Wonton Soup
For the wontons:
- About 1lbs. Ground Pork
- 1 lbs. Shrimp (Or about 30 large shrimp)
- 1 1/2 cup Chicken Broth
- 1/4 cup Water
- 4 tbsp Soy Sauce (or to taste)
- 3 tbsp sesame oil
- 1 1/2 tbsp Corn Starch
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp White Pepper
- 3 tsp White Cooking Wine
- 1/2 tsp Sugar
- 100 Wonton Wrappers (found at most Asian Markets)
Lightly puree the ground pork in a food processor or blender. Un-shell and de-vein the shrimp and cut into bite sizes (1/2 inch pieces). Transfer the pork and shrimp into a large mixing bowl. Add the corn starch mixture, chicken broth, and water. Combine thoroughly.
Take one wonton wrapper in your palm, and add one small spoonful of the pork mixture in the middle of the wrapper. Dip your finger into water and wet all four edges of the wrapper.
Then fold one edge of the wrapper over to form a triangle. Wet the two tails of the triangle with your finger. Lightly press the middle of the long side of the triangle to make a small indentation.
Finally fold the tails towards each other and you've made one wonton! You will get better with the folding with each wonton (it's like origami with food!). Boil some water and cook one wonton for 3 minutes to test if you like the taste and texture. If not, add more soy sauce, broth etc.
This recipe will make close to 100 wontons. If you are not making all of them, separate each of them and cover so they don't get smushed. Put them in the freezer and they will last you up to a month.
For the wonton soup:
- 1 1/4 cup Chicken Broth
- 1/2 cup Water (for the broth); approx. 4 cups Water (for large pot)
- 5-8 Wontons (or as many as you like)
- 2 Shiitake Mushrooms (or bella mushrooms, if you don't have any) optional
- 2 or 3 branches of Chinese Broccoli (or any other vegetables you prefer) optional
- Handful of Noodles optional
- Soy Sauce to taste
- White Pepper to taste
Add the chicken broth and water to a small pot. When the broth has boiled, add the vegetables and mushrooms into the pot and cook for 2 minutes. Then pour the broth, vegetables, and mushrooms into your bowl. (You can always just have wontons by themselves with broth.)
Serve and Enjoy!