Wonton Soup Recipe
Wonton soup is one of the most popular Chinese recipes. The soup is nourishing, especially for cold winter months.
What is wonton soup?
It’s a popular soup served at many Chinese restaurants. The hearty soup comes with delicately wrapped wonton in a steaming hot and delicious broth.
Wontons are Chinese dumplings wrapped with wonton wrappers. They are commonly filled with shrimp, ground pork or a combination of shrimp and pork.
My recipe calls for the following ingredients:
- Yellow chives. If you can’t find yellow chives, you can use scallions.
- Packaged wonton wrapper. Wonton wrapper is always square in shape and has a light yellow tint to it.
- Low-sodium chicken broth.
How to Make Wonton Soup?
It’s very easy to make the soup from scratch. This is the most authentic and the best recipe, sourced from my best-selling cookbook Easy Chinese Recipes.
The first step is to make the wonton filling. Next, wrap the wonton with the filling using a store-bought wonton wrapper.
The final step is to cook the wrapped wontons in the broth and it is ready!
The Soup Base
You can get instant soup base at Chinese grocery stores but it’s always laden with too much MSG.
My choice for the soup base is low-sodium chicken broth.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I Use Frozen Wonton?
Yes, you can make the soup with frozen wontons.
Make the wontons ahead and freeze in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. When you are ready to make the soup, thaw the wontons to room temperature.
Is Wonton Soup Healthy?
This soup is filled with heart-healthy unsaturated fats, which are great for your diet.
Can I Use Chicken to Make Wontons?
You can use your protein of choice as the wonton filling, for example: chicken. You can also use turkey.
The method and recipe will stay the same.
Is It Halal?
Yes, my recipe is Halal.
How Many Calories Per Serving?
Each wonton is 38 calories. This recipe is only 190 calories for five (5) wontons in each serving of the soup.
What to Serve with this Recipe?
Serve this dish with fried rice and other Chinese main entrees. For a healthy Chinese meal and easy weeknight dinner, I recommend the following recipes.
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- 8 oz. (226 g) peeled and deveined big shrimp
- 1 oz. (30 g) yellow chives or scallions, chopped finely
- 15 Wonton wrappers
- water, for boiling wontons
- 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1/2 teaspoon chicken bouillon powder
- 1/4 teaspoon fish sauce
- 1 pinch salt
- 3 dashes white pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
- Rinse the shrimp and pat dry with paper towels and then cut each shrimp into 3-4 pieces.
- Add half of the chopped yellow chives into the shrimp and marinate with the seasonings for 1 hour.
- Place 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.
- Dap the corners of the wonton wrapper with water. Fold up and seal to become a triangle shape.
- Gather the two corners of the wrapper with your thumb and index finger on both hands and fold down. pinch in the middle to "seal" the wonton. Make sure the wontons are sealed tight. Repeat until the filling is used up.
- Prepare the soup first by bringing the chicken broth to boil. Add salt, white pepper, and sesame oil to taste.
- Heat 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.
- Transfer the wontons out with a strainer and into the soup and serve immediately.
Amount Per Serving Calories 38Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 20mgSodium 169mgCarbohydrates 5gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 4g