Chinese dumplings with salted broth – Duck Confined


wonton soup Photo: Pixabay/张婷芝 Cathy Zhang.

Taking advantage of the fact that we are fully Chinese New YearLet’s go with the recipe for one of his most popular soups. is the wonton soup, a chicken or pork bone broth that is served with a kind of dumplings or dumplings (Chinese dumplings) stuffed with minced meat and shrimp. A tasty and complete soup, one of the favorite dishes of lovers of ancient Chinese cuisine.

For this recipe you will need the wonton wrappers They are sold in specialty stores or online. The sides are lightly moistened with water so that the sheets can be stuck to themselves, with the filling inside, in the form of ravioli or dumplings. As in almost all Asian recipes, you will need soy sauce and fresh ginger. The original dish uses Chinese cabbage and green onions, which you can substitute with kale and a regular green onion (using the green part of the neck).

wonton soup recipe

Ingredients 4 people:

  • Wonton sheets.
  • 2 chicken carcasses and bones (you can use beef spine and bones).
  • fresh ginger.
  • 250 gr. ground pork.
  • 1 onion.
  • Soya sauce.
  • 2 Chinese chives.
  • 1 onion.
  • Chinese cabbage.
  • 100 gr. of prawns.
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch.
  • 2 cloves garlic.
  • Sesame oil.
  • Black pepper.
  • Salt.

1. Prepare the broth:

Bring chicken carcasses and bones to a boil in a pot (also accepts pork or beef bones). After the first boil, remove them and change the water (this will remove impurities). Return it to a saucepan with water and add an onion, several slices of ginger, a tablespoon of soy sauce, a peeled clove of garlic and a pinch of salt. Cook it for about 30 minutes over very low heat (a dark broth should come out).

2. Prepare the filling:

Finely chop several leaves of Chinese cabbage or normal cabbage (only the soft part of the leaf, without its stem). Thinly slice two Chinese chives or the necks of several regular chives. Mix the cabbage and spring onion with the ground pork in a bowl. Chop the peeled shrimp and add them to the mixture, along with a tablespoon of cornstarch and a peeled and finely chopped clove of garlic. Grate ginger for flavor and add a tablespoon of soy sauce, a teaspoon of sesame oil, salt and black pepper. Mix everything well, that there is a compact mass.

3. Prepare the wontons:

Lay the wonton wrapper on a flat surface. Moisten its sides with a little water (use your fingers). Put the filling in the center (do not load them too much) and close it in the shape of a triangle. Then he closes it in on itself, from one end to the other. Cook the wontons in plenty of boiling water for about five or six minutes. Make them in batches and, once cooked, put them in cold water to cut the cooking. Then place them on absorbent paper and set aside.

4. Serve wonton soup:

Strain the chicken bone broth and place the wontons in a bowl or plate. Cover them with hot broth and serve immediately. You can add a few slices of chopped chives and a few boiled cabbage leaves as decoration.

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