Homemade Wonton Soup

To save time later, make and freeze the wontons. Thaw them before assembling the soup.



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Servings: 4 to 6
Yield: 4-1/2 cups
Total Time: 1 hr 15 mins
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Ingredients
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    1  6  ounce package 
    frozen, peeled cooked shrimp, thawed and finely chopped
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    1/2  cup 
    finely chopped, cooked pork
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    1/2  cup 
    finely chopped mushrooms
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    1/2  cup 
    sliced green onion
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    2   tablespoons 
    finely chopped pimiento
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    2   tablespoons 
    finely snipped fresh cilantro
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    2   tablespoons 
    soy sauce
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    1/8  teaspoon 
    ground red pepper
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    40   
    wonton skins
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    4   cups 
    chicken broth
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    1/2  cup 
    thinly bias-sliced carrot
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    green onions, slivered (1/2 cup)
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    1   1-inch piece 
    gingerroot
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    Several dashes toasted sesame oil
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    Fresh cilantro (optional)

Directions
1.
For filling, combine shrimp, pork, mushrooms, green onion, pimiento, cilantro, soy sauce, and red pepper. Use half the wontons for soup. Freeze remaining wontons for a second batch of soup.
2.
Top each wonton skin with 1 teaspoon filling. Fold the lower corner of the wonton over the filling and bring its point up; tuck under the wonton's filling. Roll the wonton up slightly to cover the filling, leaving about 1 inch of skin unrolled at the top corner. Moisten a side corner. Grasp corners; overlap them over the filling, attaching moistened corner to other corner.
3.
In a 3-quart saucepan bring 6 cups water to boiling. With a spoon place wontons, 1 at a time, into boiling water; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. (If using frozen wontons, do not thaw; after adding, return water to boiling before simmering.) Drain; rinse with cool water.
4.
Meanwhile, in a 2-quart saucepan combine chicken broth, carrot, green onions, and gingerroot. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 2 to 4 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Remove gingerroot and discard. Stir in sesame oil. Divide wontons among bowls; ladle broth mixture atop. If desired, sprinkle with cilantro.
Make Ahead Tip
  • To freeze, place wontons on a baking sheet in a single layer. Freeze until solid. Place frozen wontons in a freezer bag or container and freeze for up to 3 months.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 215, Fat, total (g) 4, chol. (mg) 57, sat. fat (g) 1, carb. (g) 27, fiber (g) 1, pro. (g) 17, vit. A (RE) 504.81, vit. C (mg) 7.09, sodium (mg) 1330, calcium (mg) 40.39, iron (mg) 3.6, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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