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Weekend Wontons

28/01/2012

Another weekend, and I got another opportunity to flex my kitchen klutzing abilities. I handed over ‘The Big Book of Noodles’ by Vatcharin Bhumichitr, to The Captain, and asked him to choose a recipe for me to try out today. He picked out…

Wonton Noodle Soup (serves 4)

For the wonton filling:

85g minced chicken meat

1 spring onion, finely chopped

1 dried shiitake mushroom, soaked in warm water, dried and finely chopped

1 tsp finely chopped ginger root

1 tsp light soy sauce

½ tsp sesame oil

White pepper

20 wanton wrappers

280g fresh thin egg noodles (wonton noodles)

1.5l chicken stock

2 large iceberg lettuce leaves, halved and blanched

3 spring onions, chopped

In a bowl, thoroughly mix together all the filling ingredients

Lay a wrapper flat, scoop about 1 tsp of filling onto the centre

Wet the edges of the wrapper lightly with water, then fold over diagonally to form a triangle,

pressing out the air at the same time as sealing the edges

Repeat the procedure until you have used up all the wrappers or the mixture. ( I got about 70 pcs)

wontons

Bring a saucepan of water to a boil.

Blanch the noodles for about 3 minutes.

Drain and place into a bowl.

In another saucepan, ladle out a portion of the soup base, and boil the wontons in it for 3-4 minutes.

Pour the heated soup base and the wontons over the noodles, garnish with chopped spring onions and serve immediately.

The Captain's Plate

*as usual, for cooking, I read through the ingredients and methodology, and rocked on from there…

** I scaled my recipe to 500g minced chicken meat, added half a small cabbage and cubed chicken meat (to substantiate an otherwise ‘empty’ soup base) to my stockpot, and some button mushrooms and fishballs, cos The Boy loves them. I omitted the iceberg lettuce leaves, and with the remaining half lettuce, I chopped them up and served as crunchy garnish together with the spring onions. I also made a dipping sauce with birds eye chillies in light soy sauce.

The Captain drifted to la-la land soon after his second helping!

BBCC

**********Woohoo!! My nephew just arrived 🙂 Unicorn Poopz, here we come!!

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One Comment
  1. SuperBeast permalink

    Gøøóòddd Fôòôddddd……..!!!!!! After dat zzzzzzzzzz……..

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