Wonton soup

December 9, 2011 § Leave a comment

We had homemade wonton soup for dinner today, and it was so delicious…perfect on a chilly day.

Whenever I cook with ground turkey, I put a little aside and make wontons, and then put them in the freezer for homemade wonton soup for a cold day.  Wontons are so easy.  Just start with the packaged wonton wrappers from the store.  I usually use the eggroll wrappers, because each wrapper makes two wontons…it doesn’t matter though; just buy what is easiest.  Here’s how to make the wontons:

Homemade wontons

1 pack of wonton wrappers

1/2 pound ground turkey or chicken meat

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1 teaspoon soy sauce

sprinkle of ground garlic

salt and pepper

dash soy sauce (maybe 1/2 teaspoon…you really don’t need much)

Mix together the meat and seasonings.  Follow the directions on the wonton wrappers to make wontons, placing about a teaspoon of filling inside of each wrapper.  Fold each wrapper over, sealing the edges with water to make a nice strong seal.  Place the wontons on a cookie sheet in the freezer, and freeze for about half an hour, until they are frozen solid.  Place the wontons into a plastic bag, and put them back into the freezer to save for a cold day.

Meanwhile, whenever I cook with chicken or turkey, I made homemade chicken broth, and freeeze it in 2-cup containers in my freezer.  When we’re ready for a nice hot bowl of wonton soup, I take a few packs of chicken broth out of the freezer, plus some of the frozen wontons, and we have the ingredients for a very easy and speedy meal.

Here’s how to make the wonton soup:

Homemade wonton soup

6 cups chicken broth (or 3 14.5-ounce cans chicken broth)

1 pinch red pepper flakes

1 pinch ground powdered ginger

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

salt (start with 1/4 teaspoon, and add more to taste)

1 teaspoon sesame oil

1 teaspoon soy sauce

10 frozen wontons

4 green onions, chopped

Place the broth in a pan, and stir in seasonings.  Bring to a boil.  Add the frozen wontons.  Return to a boil; reduce heat slightly, and cook for 6 minutes.  Adjust seasonings.  Garnish with green onions and serve.  Serves 2-3.

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