Hmmm I think Jill and Megan have figured things out. (two of our roommates in case you have not been paying attention)
We were relaxing this morning wondering what we should have for lunch. Jill mentioned how much she loved wonton soup.
As visions of wonton dumplings danced in our heads… Jill quietly said… it is too bad you can’t make it.
Aimee said the soup is easy to make, it is just a pork broth with the wonton dumplings.
Jill said they would be hard to make though. We don’t have the dumpling wrappers that you stuff.
Aimee rolled her eyes it seemed the challenge was issued. Megan gave Jill a high five, I suspect a plot was afoot.
We had a pork broth in the freezer, the last pork roast we cooked had a bone so we boiled it and made the broth. I pulled it out of the freezer and put it in a pot to heat. Then pulled some pork from the freezer and thawed it out, cut it into small cubes then seasoned it with some pepper, salt and paprika.
Aimee took a bowl, tossed in two cups of flour and a bit of salt, she said about 1/2 a teaspoon. She peppered it too with fresh ground pepper. An egg was mixed with 1/3 of a cup of water, poured into a well in the flour and gently mixed until a dough formed, she kneaded it on a floured counter and split it into two balls. Covered them with a damp towel so they could rest.
I added some chicken powder soup stock to the simmering broth and some paprika. Chopped an onion small and tossed it in as well to simmer. A few green onions were chopped up and put aside, I remembered we had some baby bok choy, I chopped one up and put it aside as well. Chopped up three garlic buds and tossed them in the broth.
In the simmering broth I added a tablespoon of butter and about the same of soy sauce. Tasted and adjusted with more water.
Aimee split the balls into 4 pieces and rolled each one until it was very thin, cut them into small squares and we put the pork in, rolled up the pasta until we had a dozen or two dumplings made.
We dropped them into the boiling soup broth and cleaned up. Half the dough ball was frozen for another time.
The dumplings didn’t take too long before they were tender, then the green onion and bok choy were added, we turned off the heat and let the soup simmer for a few minutes before serving.
mmmmmm, it was great.
Jill and Meg exchanged a lot of giggles I am sure it was a plot….. sheish messing with a mind tinkerer… but we love wonton soup so it worked out great. Jill said she is going to open a Chinese restaurant, isn’t she going to need a staff? hmmmmm.