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:
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.