|wonton soup with snowpeas and shrimp|
Many people ask me how I make my Wonton Soup. I am happy to share that it is the most simple and basic broth to make. And you can build on it depending on the flavor you want.
Of course to make Wonton Soup, you have to make the Wontons. I just use my Steamed Dumpling recipe. Now depending on how I want it served, I can make it by steaming the dumplings separately or cooking the dumplings into the broth. When I say it depends on how it is served, basically if it's just the dumplings and broth then I just cook the dumplings in it for a good 5 minutes. If, I'm adding other good stuff in the broth such as shrimp, snow peas and mushrooms then I steam the dumplings separate then just add it in the soup.
Regardless of how you want your Wonton Soup, here's a very simple and basic recipe for the broth.
For 6 cups of broth
4 cups water
2 cups low sodium chicken broth
3 slices of ginger root
1/4 teaspoon white ground pepper (regular black pepper will work too)
In a large saucepan, bring all ingredients to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Add salt for taste. It's ready!
Now if you want to add other ingredients such as shrimp, snowpeas and mushrooms, just add them during the last 5 minutes of simmering.
Now tell me, how hard is that?