Shrimp Wonton Soup From "Keepers" Cookbook

Shrimp Wonton Soup From "Keepers" Cookbook
“Keepers” by Kathy Brennan and Caroline Campion

Wontons Ingredients:
• ½ lb medium shrimp, peeled, deveined, spread out onto a dish and put into the freezer until they start to firm up, about 15min
• ¼ Cup packed water chestnuts, rinsed, dried and roughly chopped • 1 Tsp finely chopped fresh ginger • 1 Scallion, sliced • ¼ Tbls Olive Oil • ¼ Tsp Salt • ⅛ Tsp pepper • 30 square white or yellow wonton wrappers Wonton Recipe:

  1. In a food processor, combine shrimp, water chestnuts, ginger and scallions and pulse until shrimp are finely chopped but not pureed.
  2. Transfer to a bowl and stir in olive oil, salt and pepper.
  3. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper or plastic wrap.
  4. Lay 3 wonton wrappers on a work surface (keeping the remaining wrappers covered with a damp cloth).
  5. Put a rounded teaspoon of the shrimp filling in the center of each wonton wrapper.
  6. Dip your finger in some water and run it around the edges of each wrapper.
  7. Fold each wonton in half on the diagonal to for a triangle.
  8. Seal the edges, pressing out any excess air from around the filling.
  9. Curl and fold the two bottom-side corners back toward each other so they overlap and point upward, then moisten with water and press together.
  10. Refrigerate the wontons until needed.
  11. In a large pot, bring 4 quarts of water to a boil.
  12. Add the wonton so the boiling water in 2 batches, give them a quick stir.
  13. Cook for 3-4min until the wontons are just cooked through.
  14. Strain out of the water and add to bowls.
  15. Ladle hot soup over the wontons.

Soup Ingredients:
• 8 Cups low-sodium chicken broth
• 2 1-inch pieces of fresh ginger, smashed • 1 Garlic clove, smashed • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil • Salt Soup Recipe:

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the broth, ginger and garlic and simmer for 10min.
  2. Discard the ginger and garlic.
  3. Stir in soy sauce and sesame oil.
  4. Check the seasonings, adding salt if needed.
  5. Cover and keep soup hot while cooking the wontons.
  6. Ladle the hot soup over the cooked wontons and enjoy!

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