|2 servings||calories per servings 550||protein serving 31 g||carbs per serving 54 g||total fat per serving 21 g|
A wonton is a dumpling found throughout Chinese cuisines. Although wonton-folding may seem intimidating to some, it’s actually a very quick and easy-to-learn process. The hand-folded, pork-filled dumplings gently simmer before being spooned into a big bowl with fresh spinach, crunchy snow peas and flavorful broth. This is a great dish for those who want to try something a little more hands-on (though not necessary time consuming) than a typical weeknight dinner.
|Nutrition Facts||/ Per Serving|
|Total Fat||21 g|
|Saturated Fat||7 g|
|Trans Fat||0 g|
|Total Carbohydrates||54 g|
|Dietary Fiber||3 g|
Fill a large sauce pot half full with about 8 cups water. Place over medium-high heat. This is your wonton cooking water.
MISE EN PLACE
• Chop green onion, keeping white and green parts separate.
• Trim peas, discarding tough ends and strings.
• Discard any tough spinach stems. Cut or tear leaves into bite-size pieces.
In a bowl, combine pork, onion whites, half of onion greens, tamari and 1/4 teaspoon PeachDish Salt.
• Set out a baking sheet and a bowl of water.
• Divide pork filling into 24 small portions.
• Place 4 wonton wrappers on a clean work surface. Using your index finger, wet the outer edges of each wrapper.
• Place 1 pork portion on each wrapper. Press gently to flatten, leaving a border.
• Fold corners together, pushing out air. Press firmly on sides to seal.
• Pull 2 bottom corners together, and press firmly. (Wonton will plump up into a rounded shape.)
• Transfer wontons to baking sheet. Repeat with remaining 20 wrappers and filling. (You will have extra wrappers.)
Place a saucepan over medium heat. Add 3 cups water and bouillon. This is your soup broth.
• Place 2 soup bowls by the stove. Divide spinach between each bowl.
• When wonton cooking water boils, gradually add wontons, gently stirring to keep from sticking. Boil 3 minutes.
• Reduce heat to stop boiling. Cook, stirring occasionally, until wrappers are tender and pork is cooked through, about 2 minutes.
• Using a slotted spoon, divide wontons between spinach bowls.
• When broth boils, stir to dissolve bouillon. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired with PeachDish Salt.
• Add snow peas. Cook until bright green and tender, about 1 minute.
• Divide peas and broth between bowls.
Garnish each bowl with sesame oil and remaining onion greens. Enjoy!
Nancie McDermott is a cookbook author and cooking teacher fascinated by the people, stories, and places behind the food. A NC native and graduate of UNC Chapel Hill, she loves exploring the history, culture, and distinctions within the regional cuisines of the American South. Nancie is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, Les Dames d’Escoffier, Association of Food Journalists, and the Southern Foodways Alliance, and lives with her family in Chapel Hill NC.Learn More...