What is Wonton Soup?
Wonton soup is probably one of the most popular Chinese recipes for soups. The mere mention of it will make you think of delicately wrapped dumplings in a soothing broth served at your favorite Chinese restaurants.
This soup is very hearty and nourishing, so it’s no surprise that everyone loves it.
My Wonton Soup Recipe
The typical Chinese restaurant will serve soup that is watered down, with wontons made of mostly the wonton wrapper with very little filling.
But my delicious and super easy Chinese wonton soup recipe is better, and you can make it in a jiffy. You can even decide how much filling goes into each wonton.
While most Chinese restaurants serve wontons made of ground pork filling, my recipe calls for shrimp wontons, so every bite is bursting with the briny, juicy, and sweetness of fresh shrimp. Plus everyone can enjoy this wonderful soup as it is not made of pork.
Please also take note that I used yellow chives in my recipe, which is an authentic way of making the soup. If you can’t find yellow chives, feel free to use scallions and your wonton soup will still taste very good!
Is Wonton Soup Healthy?
This soup is filled with heart-healthy unsaturated fats, which are great for your diet. This specific recipe is only 244 calories per serving.
Serve Wonton Soup with:
For a wholesome dinner, make the following dishes.
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Wonton Soup Recipe
Wonton soup - learn how to make Chinese wonton soup with this SUPER easy recipe. Plump and juicy wontons that you can't stop eating.
- 8 oz peeled and deveined big shrimp
- 1 oz yellow chives or scallions, chopped finely
- 15 wonton wrappers
- water, for boiling wontons
- 3 cups low sodium chicken broth
- salt to taste
- white pepper to taste
- sesame oil to taste
1Rinse the shrimp and pat dry with paper towels and then cut each shrimp into 3-4 pieces.
2Add half of the chopped yellow chives into the shrimp and marinate with the seasonings for 1 hour.
3Place a wonton wrapper on your palm and put about 1 teaspoon (about 3-4 pieces of the shrimp) filling in the center of the wonton wrapper. Gather the corners of the wrapper with the other hand and pinch in the middle to "seal" the wonton. Make sure the wontons are sealed tight. Repeat until the filling is used up.
4Prepare the soup first by bringing the chicken broth to boil. Add salt, white pepper, and sesame oil to taste.
5Heat up another pot with water. As soon as it boils, drop all wontons into the water. Stirring gently so the wontons don't stick together. Continue to boil until the wontons are completely cooked and float to the top.
6Transfer the wontons out with a strainer and into the Soup and serve immediately.