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Pork Filled Wonton Soup

Food.Wishes's picture
When making wonton soup there are two basic approaches; make highly-seasoned, full-flavored wontons and cook them in a fairly plain broth, or make a more plain, subtlety flavored wonton and cook it in a highly-seasoned, full-flavored broth. You know we have to consider that old Yin Yang balance thing. My method, as seen in this clip, is closer to the first style. This is also a great soup to clean out the veggie drawers in the fridge, as almost any thinly sliced vegetables would work in this soup. As you’ll see, the broth part of this dish is really simple, the pork filling is also extremely easy, but what scares the average cook away from trying this dish is the folding of the wontons. I have you covered! Not only do I show you how to do the basic fold in my clip, but below the ingredient list I’ve also added another clip, of another cook demonstrating three different wonton folds (and as much as I hate to admit it, he does a much better job!). So, after watching my clip, check out his clip also (he even uses a baseball analogy). Enjoy!
Ingredients
For recipe ingredients, please refer to the video.
Directions

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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Cantonese
Course: 
Appetizer
Taste: 
Savory
Feel: 
Smooth
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Pork
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
Servings: 
4
What scares the average cook away from trying this classic dish is the folding of the wontons. As you’ll see in this video, the broth part of this dish is really simple, the pork filling is also extremely easy and Chef John demonstrates step-by-step how to do the basic fold of wontons. He makes highly-seasoned, full-flavored pork filled wontons and cooks them in a fairly plain broth. This high-protein, low-fat soup definitely adheres to the rules of Yin Yang balance!

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frizzi's picture
I love the fact that you can go online and see for yourself how its done. I learn visually.