Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Cooking with Kylie: Wonton Soup

All right, after last week's dreary chicken noodle soup, I decided to use some of the left over stock for wonton soup. I just love wontons and wonton soup! And luckily, Kylie's wonton recipe is one of the best I've ever made. You can find the recipe for the wontons here; it's the same one that appears in this post.

When I made this batch of wontons, I saved myself a lot of hassle by whizzing the ingredients all up in the food processor. This was most excellent. Again, I used my #100 cookie scoop, which is about 1 tsp, to easily fill the wonton wrappers.

Because I knew beforehand that the stock needed help, I was able to tweak it so it was flavourful - and I did a damned awesome job, if I do say so myself. I made half a recipe and got two meals out of it.

Prawn Wonton Soup (adapted by me from Kylie Kwong's Simple Chinese Cooking, page 46)

1/2 bunch of bok choy
3 cups Chinese chicken stock
1 tbsp grated ginger
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tbsp sake
2 tbsp oyster sauce
green onions, sliced, for garnish

wontons

Simmer everything except the bok choy & green onions for a few minutes. I boiled the wontons in a separate pot because I didn't want a starchy soup. When wontons are done, add to soup with the bok choy & simmer for a minute. Serve with green onions.
The chicken noodle soup failure was a good learning experience, because this soup was far more flavourful than the chicken noodle soup. In fact, it was fantastic! The wontons were also fan-fracking-tastic! It is so worth it to make homemade wontons, I think.

So this was another winning Kylie recipe!

13 comments:

Palidor said...

The soup looks great. Homemade wontons are definitely worth the effort! Using a cookie scoop to make the wontons is a clever idea.

Donna-FFW said...

That looks absolutely authentically gorgeous!! I bet the flavor is over the top wonderful, from homemade stock to dumplings, this is stellar! Impressive, actually!!!!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That soup looks really good! Homemade wontons are so much better...

Cheers,

Rosa

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Oh god that looks good. I love wonton soup - and I am with you, the food processor is the way to go!

Nat said...

Oh my goodness W ! That is FANTASTIC ! I have not even the slightest doubt it was just as amazing as Kylie take and am POSITIVE it is WAY better than what you'd eat at a restaurant. I have NEVER tried making Kylie's wontons at home...You have encourages me to give it a try as normally I love dumplings and the likes... You totally out did your self !

Pierce said...

I'm jealous of that food processor! Kylie's book comes through again!

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

This looks better than anything you can buy! It looks positively delicious!

Helene said...

I love Wonton soup. This is a soup I make when all my kids are home and help with folding the wontons.

Xiaolu said...

These sound so satisfying. I love the idea of making my own wontons - maybe a big batch to freeze for later.

shihtzustaff said...

Hey WC - what can you use to substitute for the shao hsing wine or dry sherry? I am totally going to make these! I wish I had not committed to making butter chicken tomorrow. I tried the patak's and it was horrible to me! I should give you my BC recipe - you will never go back to patak's!

Do you have any other wonton recipes that don't have seafood?

girlichef said...

Oh, fabulous idea whizzing it all up in the food processor! I don't really make wontons, but I should start because your soup looks delicious.

Chris said...

That sounds great! Homemade wontons must be awesome in soup.

I've always wanted to come up with a lewd, sensual, bawdy twist on wontons and call them wanton wontons just because the name sounds funny.

Wandering Coyote said...

Shihtzustaff: I use sake instead of the sherry or wine, and it works great! If you don't want to use shrimp, you can use ground pork instead. That'll taste just as good! Sure, send along you BC recipe - I'd love to see it!

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