Won Ton Soup
Making homemade won ton soup is not only easy, it will surely impress dinner guests when they learn you made the won tons
6 ounces pork, minced
8 medium shrimp, shelled and minced
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon Chinese wine or dry sherry
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon finely minced green onion
1 teaspoon finely minced fresh ginger
24 won ton wrappers
3 cups chicken stock or broth
Finely chopped green onions for garnish
- To make filling, mix the minced pork and shrimp with the sugar, rice wine or sherry, 1 tablespoon of the soy sauce, 1 teaspoon green onions and the ginger in a mixing bowl. Blend well and set aside for 25 to 30 minutes for the flavors to blend.
- Place 1 teaspoon of the filling in the center of each won ton wrapper. Wet the edges of each won ton with a little water and press them together with your fingers to seal, then fold each won ton over.
- To cook, bring the stock to a rolling boil in a wok or large pot, add the won tons and cook for 4 to 5 minutes. Add the remaining soy sauce and green onions, transfer to individual soup bowls and serve.
Makes 4 servings.
Tip: To make preparation easier, use a food processor to mince the ingredients for the won ton filling.