Spicy Wonton Soup

spicywontonsoup

Recipe #3 in our Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration series. This is a great way to use one recipe for two dishes.  If you are making the Chicken Shumai dimsum, you can divide the recipe in half and use the rest for this soup.  You can use it either with the wonton wrapper or without, shaping the filling into 2 inch balls and adding to the soup.

This version is spicier than most wonton soup (did I mention how we love spicy food?) and used ground chicken for filling instead of pork or shrimp.  I also added ginger and fermented soy bean to the soup.  You can use bokchoy or chinese broccoli as vegetable garnish.  Great for those cold winter days.

Ingredients:

For wonton balls:

  • 1/2 lbs ground chicken or ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup carrots, minced
  • 2 stalks spring onion, minced
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp crushed red chilli pepper (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • wonton wrapper

For broth:

  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tsp fermented soy bean paste or black bean paste or chili sesame oil
  • 1 tsp sliced ginger
  • 1 tbs soy sauce or fish sauce (season to suit your taste)
  • 1 stalk spring onion, sliced diagonally for garnish
  • baby bokchoy or chinese broccoli

Directions:

  1. Mix filling in a bowl.  Place one teaspoon in center of wonton wrapper and fold in half, sealing edges with water.
  2. Boil 2 cups of chicken broth. Add fermented soy beans and ginger. Drop wonton balls and continue cooking until wontons starting floating.
  3. Add baby bokchoy (if large, cut in half lengthwise) or sliced chinese broccoli.  Cook until vegetables are blanched.
  4. Remove from heat.  Season with extra soy sauce, salt and pepper to taste.  Garnish with spring onions and serve.

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» pigpigscorner said: { Jan 28, 2009 - 06:01 }

Happy Moo Year to you! Looks really delicious! I love spicy food and I try to make all my dishes spicy! My fiance complained at one point…but who cares =P

» virtual chef said: { Jan 29, 2009 - 09:01 }

Happy Moo year to you, too! :) yep…has to be spicy in our household.

» The Duo Dishes said: { Jan 29, 2009 - 08:01 }

Looks gorgeous. And definitely spicy. Mostly gorgeous!

» Monique said: { Feb 4, 2009 - 11:02 }

That looks absolutely wonderful! And I was peeking at the Korean Japchae. I am feeling inspired to make these dishes! YUM!


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