Wonton soup


Melbourne weather is unpredictable.  One morning could be beautiful and sunny day then in the afternoon, it could be crisp and raining!  The past week has been a bit like that with today a bit cooler than the weekend and to me, nothing warms me up better than some wonton soup!

Sometimes when I make wontons for a party, gathering or just for my family, I make too many and so end up freezing the remainder.  Wontons can be frozen for up to 5-6 weeks - you just need to freeze them on a baking paper-lined tray then once frozen, pack them into a resealable freeze bag or container.   When you want to cook them (either in a soup or deep fried), you do not thaw them before cooking.  But who says you need to use frozen wontons for this delicious soup?  Either way - fresh or frozen, this is a delicious meal that you will make again and again.
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Makes 4-6 bowls of wonton soup (depending on your servings!)

Thermomix recipe
Ingredients
- 1 1/2 tablespoon of chicken stock paste
- 1 1/2 litre of hot water
- Wontons (recipe found here - just follow it without cooking the wontons)
- Spring onion and coriander, chopped
- Sliced chilli (optional)
- Fried shallots (optional)

Method
- Place wontons onto an oiled Varoma dish and tray.
- Pour hot water into the TM bowl then add chicken stock paste and cook for 10-12 minutes at Varoma temperature on speed 3
- Divide the wontons evenly into bowls then pour the chicken soup over
- Garnish with spring onion, coriander, fried shallots and chilli
- Serve immediately.

Traditional recipe
Ingredients
- 1 1/2 litres of chicken or pork stock
- 2 litres of hot water
- Wontons (recipe found here - just follow it without cooking the wontons)
- Spring onion and coriander, chopped
- Sliced chilli (optional)
- Fried shallots (optional)

Method
- Put the wontons to the hot water and cook for 4-5 minutes or until they float
- Cook/warm up the chicken or pork stock on the stove top
- Divide the wontons evenly into bowls then pour the chicken/pork soup over
- Garnish with spring onion, coriander,fried shallots and chilli
- Serve immediately.