Cooks should practice making and folding wontons before making wonton soup.
Wonton soup, which is made with Chinese dumplings called wontons, is one of the most popular dishes in Chinese food. The most complicated thing about making this soup at home is making the dumplings that give the dish its name. To make good wonton soup, cooks should practice making and folding wontons until the process becomes easy. Additionally, cooks should experiment with wonton fillings, broths, and vegetable ingredients to find a combination they like for their wonton soup recipe.
Folding wontons becomes easier with practice.
One of the appeals of wonton soup is that, unlike some other Chinese dishes, it is easy to prepare by the house cook and can be made with a few simple and inexpensive ingredients. After preparation, wontons are cooked in a soup made from broth, water and other ingredients of the cook’s choice, including chives, soy sauce, spinach, cabbage and ginger.
Wontons, a common component in Chinese cuisine, are dumplings that can be filled with meat, fish or vegetables. A cook can make wontons entirely from scratch or buy wontons that have already been stuffed and folded. Another option is for the cook to buy pre-made packages and other things and fold them himself. Collapsible wontons can be intimidating for some people, but it’s easier than most think, and those who do often find it gets a lot easier with practice. Many Chinese cooks have turned wonton folding into an art form and may use very intricate and complex folding techniques, but wonton soup will taste just as good using a basic dual technique.
The next step in preparing wonton soup is creating the soup itself. Wonton soup is a very versatile dish and there are few limits to what can be used to fill wontons or create broth. Any broth that can be used as a base for a soup can be used to make wonton soup, including chicken broth, beef broth, or vegetable broth for vegetarians. Other ingredients often added to broth include chives, garlic, ginger, mushrooms, and sesame oil.
To cook wonton soup, first prepare the wontons. In a pan, mix the broth with the other desired ingredients and bring to a boil. Then reduce the heat and add the wontons, and let them cook until they start to float, which means they are done. An alternative method is to cook the wontons separately in plain water and then add them to the soup.