Debbie makes this Wor Wonton Soup all the time. She says that if she ever wants my brother Matt to come home for dinner, all she has to do is tell him that shes making Wonton Soup and he will be there. I cant blame him, its delish. Especially the wontons themselves! Debbie makes them from scratch and even though it’s a little time consuming, they are totally worth it. When she made them this time, Mark and I were trying to steal wontons as she made them and she smacked us and told us we could have 2 each and that’s it! I could have eaten them all… So freeking good!
The recipe below makes about 30 wontons. If you don’t use them all, you can easily freeze them for later. Or you can just let people have a taste and then leave the extra out and turn your back. I can guarantee you wont have any left.
Wor means ‘everything’ in Chinese so basically this is wonton soup with anything or everything in it. Debbie always makes it with the ingredients in the recipe below but you could really use any vegetables. This soup is perfect for cleaning out your fridge. Its also a great way to get your family to eat vegetables. I bet your kids would even eat the green ones happily after they have been simmered in this delicious broth for a few mins.
I mentioned on Monday that Debbie and I went snowmobiling with Mark and Kevin on Sunday. We had so much fun! The snow was kinda packed and crunchy which Mark and Kevin weren’t too happy with, but it made Debbie and I able to go off the trails (slowly) and up the hills without getting stuck in deep powder too often. Kevin and Mark still had to pull us out a few times lol. We played around in the snow for a few hours and then found a cozy cabin in the woods with a fire lit. We ate our lunch there and Kevin tried to dry his left boot and sock on the fire. The poor man started out with one wet boot from when he went sledding a few days before.
We had an all round great day and when Kevin and I got back to Mark and Debbie’s to pick up our puppy, we stayed for some steaming hot Wor Wonton Soup. It was the perfect end to a fabulous day.
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We love this soup because its hearty, healthy, packed with protein, low in carbohydrates, full of vegetables and best of all, has these tender little parcels of perfectly seasoned meat. So delicious especially on a cold winter evening.
- FOR THE WONTONS
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 3 tbsp soya sauce
- 2 tbsp oyster sauce
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- ½ cup scallions or green onions
- 1 tsp ginger grated
- 1 clove garlic, minced or pressed
- 1 pkg wonton wrappers
FOR THE SOUP
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 3 carrots, sliced
- 3 celery pieces, sliced
- 1 onion, diced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
- 2 broccoli crowns, chopped in bite size pieces
- 2 cans of whole baby corn
- 6 bunches of baby bok choy
- 10 cups chicken broth, low or no salt added
- 2 chicken breast, chopped in pieces
- 20 shrimp (optional)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- FOR THE WONTONS
- Put everything into a bowl and mix.
- Take a wonton wrapper and lay it flat. Put about 1 tsp of the turkey mixture on the wrapper.
- With your finger or a small brush, dip it in water and wipe all around the wonton wrapper.
- Fold into corner to corner to make a triangle. Pinch the edges then fold the tips of the triangle to the middle to make a small package.
- Place wontons under a slightly damp cloth to keep from drying out until all of the turkey wontons are made.
- In a large pot of boiling add 10 wonton depending on the size of the pot drop and boil for 8 min.
- Take the wontons out of the boiling water and drain place on an oiled tray
- Wonton will stick together if they are touching.
FOR THE SOUP
- Slice chicken breast very thin in small pieces.
- In a soup pot add the olive oil and sauté onions and garlic for 2 mins. Then add the carrot and celery. Sauté for another two min.
- Pour chicken broth in to the pot and bring to a boil.
- Add thinly sliced chicken and cook for a few mins.
- Add broccoli and baby corn this will only take a few minutes to cook
- Last, add your shrimp and bok choy and bring to a boil quickly. It only needs to boil for 1 min or so to cook the shrimp. Dont cook much longer than that or the shrimp and veggies will be overdone.
- Add 4-5 wonton to each soup bowl that you are serving and cover with hot soup.