There’s something immensely satisfying about a bowl of steaming hot wonton soup, especially when it’s made effortlessly with frozen dumplings. This wonton soup combines the convenience and the comforting warmth of a hearty soup made in minutes!
What is Wonton
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A wonton is a Chinese dumpling commonly found in various regional cuisines. It is typically made by wrapping a thin dough around a filling, often consisting of minced meat (such as pork or shrimp) and seasonings. The dough is then folded and sealed into various shapes, such as triangles or pouches. Wontons can be boiled, steamed, or fried, commonly served in soups or as a stand-alone dish. The word “wonton” is of Cantonese origin, with “wun tun” meaning “cloud swallow” about the dumpling’s appearance. Wontons are famous in many East Asian cuisines, and variations can be found in other parts of the world.
How Do You Make Frozen Dumpling Wonton Soup?
Making frozen dumpling wonton soup is simple, mainly if you use store-bought or ready-made wontons. You can often find wontons in the freezer sections in your grocery store. In this post, however, we made the wontons from scratch. Below is the list of the ingredients needed and the process of making them.
Wonton Soup Ingredients
- Frozen Wonton Ingredients
- Green Onion
- Seaweed Snack
- Ginger Water
- Roasted Sesame Oil
- Oyster Sauce and Soy Sauce
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- Mix all of the ingredients in a medium-sized bowl.
- Place the mixture in the middle of a round Siumai or wonton wrapper.
- Dab a small amount of water on the edge of the wrapper, fold one end, and seal it tightly.
- Dab one side with water and fold. Press tightly to form the dumpling.
- Place the cilantro and the green onions in the bowl.
- Rip the nori or seaweed snack and add it to the bowl. Add the oyster sauce and the soy sauce.
- Boil two cups of water and add the frozen wonton. Let the wonton boil and cook for ten minutes.
- Scoop out the wontons using a strainer and transfer them to the prepared bowl.
- Pour about one cup of water into the wonton and garnish with green onions.
- Add the cilantro, green onion, and seaweed snacks into the soup bowl. Add the seasonings.
- Boil five cups of water and cook the frozen wonton for ten minutes.
- Scoop out the wonton and transfer to the prepared bowl.
- Add wonton broth.
Some Common Questions About Frozen Dumpling Wonton Soup
It depends on the type of wontons you have. Generally, for store-bought frozen wontons, it’s recommended to thaw them before cooking. Thawing allows for more even cooking and better texture. Following the package instructions, you can thaw them in the refrigerator or at room temperature.
Wonton soup can be a healthy option for weight loss as it typically contains lean proteins (from the wonton filling) and vegetables. However, like any dish, portion control and the overall context of your diet matter. Balancing your meals and considering the entire diet for weight loss is essential.
Wonton soup is flavorful due to its combination of ingredients. The seasoned filling of the wontons, the savory broth (usually made with chicken or pork), and the addition of aromatic ingredients like ginger and green onions contribute to its delicious taste.
Both wonton soup and hot and sour soup can be part of a healthy diet. Wonton soup tends to be lower in calories and fat, especially if you opt for a clear broth. Hot and sour soup may have more flavor complexity but can also be higher in sodium. Choosing a healthier option depends on the specific recipe and your dietary preferences.
Wonton soup can be a good choice when you’re sick. The warm broth helps soothe the throat, and the combination of protein and vegetables provides essential nutrients. It’s easily digestible, and the warmth can be comforting when you’re under the weather. However, individual preferences and tolerances may vary, so choose what feels best when sick.
The black specks you may notice in your wonton soup are small pieces of dried shiitake mushrooms or other flavorful ingredients. They are entirely safe to consume and are intentionally added to enhance the depth and richness of the soup.
How do You Store Cooked Wonton Soup
Remember to follow general food safety guidelines and consume the stored soup within a recommended time frame to ensure freshness and avoid any risk of foodborne illnesses.
- Let it cool: Allow the soup to cool to room temperature for about 30 minutes. This helps prevent condensation inside the storage container, which can lead to sogginess.
- Portioning: If you have a large batch of soup, consider dividing it into smaller portions. This makes it easier to reheat only what you need later, preventing unnecessary reheating of the entire batch.
- Containers: Transfer the cooled soup into airtight containers. Use containers suitable for freezing if you plan to store the soup for an extended period.
- Labeling: Label the containers before freezing. Put the date of preparation on the container.
- Refrigeration: If you intend to consume the soup within a few days, store it in the refrigerator.
- Freezing: Place the soup in the freezer if you plan to store it longer. Use containers with some room for expansion, as liquid expands when frozen. Leave about an inch of space at the top of the container.
- Avoid Overcrowding: If freezing, avoid overcrowding your freezer to allow proper air circulation. This helps maintain the quality of the soup.
- Thawing: When ready to eat, thaw the frozen soup in the refrigerator overnight. When ready reheat it stove top or in the microwave.
Frozen Dumpling Wonton Soup
- 1 medium-sized bowl
- 1 Soup Bowl
- 1 Small pot
Wonton Filling Ingredients
- 1/2 lb Ground Pork
- 1/2 lb Ground Shrimp
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Ground Chicken Bouillon
- 1/2 tsp Ground pepper
- 1 tsp Onion Powder
- 1 tsp Garlic Powder
- 2 tbsp Oyster Sauce
- 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
- 1/4 cup Toasted Sesame Oil
- 4 stems Chopped Green Onions
- Ginger Water
- 25 pcs Siumai or Wonton Wrapper
- 1 inch Ginger
- 1 stem Green Onion
- 1/4 cup Boiling Water
Assemble the Wonton Soup Bowl
- 5 pieces Frozen Homemade Wonton or store-bought Wonton.
- 5 cups Water
- 1 stem Green Onion
- 1/4 cup Cilantro
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp Ground Chicken Bouillon
- 1/2 tsp Ground pepper
- 1/2 tsp Soy Sauce
- 1 tsp Toasted Sesame Oil
Prepare the Ginger Water
- Chop one stem of green onion and put it into a small bowl. Peel the ginger and slice into match sticks.
- Boil one-fourth cup of water and pour it into the bowl. Let the mixture sit while you are preparing the rest of the procedure. When ready, scoop out the ginger and the green onions and toss. Keep the water for later.
Make the Wonton Filling
- Place the ground pork in a large bowl. Peel the shrimp and grind it using a food processor. Add the shrimp to the ground pork.
- Season the shrimp with salt, ground pepper, onion and garlic powder, chicken bouillon, soy sauce, and oyster sauce. Add in the chopped green onion.
- Heat the one-fourth cup of toasted sesame oil in a small saucepan and pour into the pork and shrimp mixture.
- Add the prepared ginger water.
- Mix the ingredients and wrap.
Make the Wonton Soup Bowl
- Place the chopped green onion, cilantro, nori, or seaweed snacks into the bowl.
- Add the salt, ground pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, ground chicken bouillon, soy sauce, and toasted sesame oil.
- Boil five cups of water and add the frozen wontons. Cook for ten minutes. Scoop out the wontons and transfer them to the prepared bowl. Add the wonton broth and garnish with chopped onion.
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