Shrimp Wonton Soup




Shrimp Wonton Soup

Wonton is one of the favorite snacks especially in the southern part of China. The processing of making wonton is similar with dumplings but the tastes of the two are quite different. Wonton wrappers are always thinner than dumpling wrappers and wonton has a fresher scent comparing with dumplings.

The wonton soup is the soup using wonton as the main ingredients. Generally, we have two types of wonton soup quite popular in China. One is clear or mild wonton soup and the other one is wonton soup in red oil. Surely, the latter one is more popular in Sichuan cuisine.



1 package of wonton wrappers around ½ pounds

Meat Stuffing
2 tablespoon finely chopped green onion
½ tablespoon grated ginger
1 egg
1 cup ground pork
½ cup chopped shrimp
½ teaspoon black pepper powder
½ tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
salt to taste

Sauce for mild Version
1 teaspoon dried sea shrimp
1 teaspoon sesame oil
chopped spring onion
1 tablespoon of diced pricked vegetable (optional)
salt to taste

Optional:   Hot chili oil ,  2 eggs for making egg strips.



Step 1:     To make the filling: In a large bowl, well combine all the ingredients together. Then stir your meat filling in one direction until the filling becomes sticky.    To assemble the wontons: Put the wonton wrapper in the center of the left hand. Spoon about 1 teaspoon of meat stuffing (or slightly more if you want)onto the center of the wrapper. Moisten the edges of the wonton wrappers with water. Fold one corner of the wrapper over the opposite corner to make a triangle just like the picture shows. Hold the wrapper with both hands, curl the corner on the right hand in firstly and then the curl the corner on the left hand to seal with another corner. You can also change the sequence. But make sure that you press them firmly.




Step 2:    ( Optional ) To make egg strips.   Mix eggs well.  Heat pan with oil.  Pure egg mixture into the pan to make crepes.  Cook for 1 minute.  Take the egg crepe out and cut into strips.     To prepare your serving bowls: in separate serving bowls, mix all the seasonings with half cup water and set aside.




Step 3:    Boil water in a wok. Put the wonton in to cook for about 6 minutes.  Take the wontons out and put into the bowl with all the seasonings.    Add green onion and egg strips.



Serve as it or add hot chili oil if you prefer it spicy.