8 cups chicken stock
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 spring onions (scallions), plus extra finely sliced spring onions to serve
4cm (1.57 inch) piece ginger, sliced
1 tbsp dried shrimp (optional)
1 tbsp light soy sauce
Pork & prawn wontons:
150g (5.3 oz)pork mince
150g (5.3 oz) minced prawns
1 tbsp finely grated ginger
a pinch of ground white pepper
½ tsp sesame oil
¼ cup chicken stock
2 tsp cornflour (cornstarch)
40 wonton wrappers
Place the chicken stock, garlic, spring onions, ginger, dried shrimp and soy sauce in a large pot. Place over high heat and bring to a boil. Then reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 20-30 minutes.
In the meantime, make your wontons. In a large bowl add the pork, prawns, ginger, pepper, sesame oil, chicken stock, cornflour and egg. Use chopsticks or a spoon to vigorously mix the ingredients together until well combined and sticky. Place a heaped teaspoon of mixture into the centre of a wonton wrapper. Moisten the edges with water. Fold the wrapper over the filling to form a triangle. Moisten the 2 side points of the triangle and then bring them together and press firmly. Place the wonton onto a large tray and repeat the process with the remaining filling and wrappers.
You’ll have far more wontons than you need for 4 serves. If you’re not using all the wontons immediately, freeze them on the tray. Then when they’re firm, transfer them to smaller bags/containers. You can cook them from frozen.
Strain the stock through a fine mesh sieve and pour it back into a clean saucepan. Season with salt to taste. Keep warm.
Bring a separate pot of water to the boil and cook the wontons in the boiling water for 3-4 minutes or until the filling is cooked. Use a slotted spoon to drain the wontons and divide among serving bowls. Ladle over the warm broth and sprinkle with finely sliced spring onions.
We have tried lots of your recipes and have had great success – our friends have raved about them. So simple to make, wonderful instructions in a warm and engaging way – and lots of great tips – fantastic !!!
Delicious and easy!
Great filling for the wontons and a tasty soup broth. That hit of dried shrimp makes it so good. I threw some Napa cabbage in with the wontons for a little veg. Love Marion’s recipes!
Simple and heartwarming
So simple full of amazing flavor. They free so beautifully you don’t want to eat them all the time. Definitely your go-to comfort food. You want to have company over just to show them off.