Thought your New Year’s celebrations ended
January 1? Think again! Invite your best buds over to ring in the Chinese New
Year with a tasty twist on traditional wanton soup. Don’t forget to grab a
couple o’ fortune cookies!
8 oz regular or lean ground pork
4 green onions, minced, divided
1 tbsp soy
1⁄2 tsp five-spice
1⁄4 tsp freshly
ground black pepper
24 wonton wrappers, thawed if frozen
1 egg, lightly beaten
8 cups chicken stock
Note: Five-spice powder is a blend of ground cloves, fennel seeds,
cinnamon, star anise and Szechwan peppercorns. Most large grocery stores stock
it, but if you can’t find it, just use a mixture of the individual spices. It
will still taste delicious.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, combine pork, half the
green onions, soy sauce, five-spice powder and pepper. Mix with your hands
until well combined. To taste for seasoning, heat a small skillet over medium
heat and fry a spoon-sized patty until no longer pink. Taste and adjust
seasoning with soy sauce, five-spice powder and pepper, if necessary.
Place a rounded teaspoon of filling in the
center of each wonton wrapper. Brush beaten egg around the edges of the
wrapper. Lift two opposite corners together to form a triangle and enclose
filling, pressing all edges firmly to eliminate air pockets and seal. Place
wontons on prepared baking sheet, making sure they don’t touch.
In a large pot, bring stock to a simmer
over medium heat. Add wontons and simmer until wrappers are tender and filling
is cooked through, about 8 minutes.
Ladle stock into heated bowls and top each
with 4 wontons. Garnish with the remaining green onions.
Excerpted from 300 Sensational
Soups by Carla Snyder and Meredith Deeds © 2012 Robert Rose Inc. www.robertrose.ca All rights reserved: May not
be reprinted without publisher permission.
BY GL ON 2/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN dinner, healthy recipes, winter holiday recipes, soup, new year's