It’s pretty rare that R. and I can eat the same dinner. He’s not really a lover of fish. The other day S had a post for wonton soup and R. and I were salivating! Since I can occasionally have turkey we decided to try turkey wonton soup. Delicious! And so easy!
The foodnetwork had a great recipe and we just made some substitutions. One thing that no recipe told me was how to cook the meat. I always assumed you cook the meat first then fill the wrapper. Apparently not, you just boil the wrapper with the raw meat and it cooks.
Some recipes suggested cooking the wontons in the soup broth but other recipes suggested cooking the wontons seperately so they don’t stick together. R. and I opted for the latter, which increases your cooking time but you can always snack on a few wontons in between!
Also, be sure not to stuff the wontons with too much meat otherwise they’ll explode.
Here’s the recipe we came up with:
500 grams ground turkey (or any other ground meat)
1/4 c canned water chestnuts, finely chopped
One bunch of chives, chopped
2 tsp soy sauce
Salt and pepper
6 c vegetable broth
1 c water
2 tbsp fish sauce
As many veggies as you like: We opted for chopped carrots, spinach and bok choy
Preparing the Wontons
1. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients (except the wrappers). Season with salt and pepper. Mash everything together.
2. Place approx 2 teaspoons of the meat mixture in the centre of the wrapper. Moisten the outside border with water. Seal by lifting up the wrapper and squeezing the edges together. Transfer to a baking sheet. Stuff remaining wrappers.
3. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, gently lower all wontons with a slotted spoon into boiling water, dropping them one by one, so they don’t stick together. Boil until the meat is cooked and the wontons float, approximately 4 to 5 minutes. Be careful not to add too many wontons to the pot otherwise they will stick together.
4. Drain in a colander.
Preparring the Soup
1. In a large pot, bring the brother, water and fish sauce to a boil. Add vegetables and cook for 6 minutes. Add wontons and let simmer for 1 to 2 minutes. Serve.