This dish is one of my new favorites. I love dumplings (potstickers) of any kind. I couldn’t find the mini dumplings or the baby style Bok choy today but that’s okay. Best yet, this soup is so quick and easy to make that it can be on the table in 30 minutes. This is my version of Wonton Soup.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 muinutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Yields: 4 servings
Equipment: 1 (6-quart) saucepot, chef’s knife, Microplane or rasp, chopsticks, optional
2 tablespons vegetable oil
pinch of red pepper flakes, more if you like it spicier
2 large garlic cloves, grated with a rasp
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated with a rasp
6 scallions, thinly sliced, greens annd whites seperated
4 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stems removed and sliced
6 cups of chicken stock, unsalted
1 cup of chicken bone broth
2 heads bok choy, bottoms cut off, thinly slice the stems and reserve, quartered lenghthwise, substitute 4 heads of baby bok choy
2 tablespoons soy sauce, low-sodium
1 (24-ounce) package frozen chicken wontons (substitute pork or veggie filled wontons), substitute 1 (20-ounce) package mini wontons
Kosher salt to taste
Chow Mein noodles, optional
scallions, green parts, sliiced thinly on the bias
First rinse your bok choy well to remove any dirt between the leaves and stems. If you’re using baby bok choy, you can slice them lenghthwise without removing the bottoms.
In a saucepot over medium heat, heat the vegetable oil. Add the red pepper flakes. Add in the scallions, garlic, and ginger, stirring frequently, until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Next, add the sliced bok choy stems, stir and cook for 2 to 3 minutes until they soften. Add the shiitake mushrooms and cook until they soften, another minute.
Add the broth (both stock and bone broth) and bring to a boil. Add the bok choy and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the bok choy is tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Add the soy sauce and stir. Add the wontons and cook until they are cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes (2 to 3 minutes if you are using the mini wontons). Taste before you season with salt.
Ladle into bowls, then top with your choice of garnishes. Feel free to use chopsticks. Serve immediately.
There you have it, my Wonton Soup.
2 thoughts on “Wonton Soup”
Looks very tasty. It is one of my favorite soups.