I really wanted some comfort food tonight and decided on making this spicy pork wonton soup. I’ve never made wonton soup before, and it was super easy! I bought the wonton wrappers at Whole Foods, and the rest of the ingredients I had at home for the most part. Sometimes the best meals are the ones you end up making with the random stuff in your fridge!
1 package wonton wrappers
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
1 cup ground pork
1/2 cup mixed mushrooms, minced well (plus some sliced for serving)
3 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped (plus extra for topping)
1 teaspoon ground lemongrass
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon fish sauce
Salt and pepper, to taste
4 cups chicken broth
1 teaspoon sriracha (plus extra for serving)
2 garlic cloves, smashed
Pinch red pepper flakes
To make the pork filling, simply mix all the wonton ingredients in a large bowl.
To assemble the wontons, place a small scoop of the filling in the center of the wonton wrapper. You don’t want to put too much otherwise it will spill out when you fold it. Using your fingers, wet around the edges with a little water. Fold the wrapper in half, making a triangle shape, and press the sides to ensure they’re sealed together. Next, wet the edges of the two sides and pull them together, folding one side over the other. Pinch to seal. Place all your wontons on a plate with a damp paper towel over the top until ready to boil.
Place the chicken broth and smashed garlic in a pot and bring to a boil. Add the sriracha and red pepper flakes, then salt and pepper to taste. One by one, add the wontons. I like to swirl the broth with a spoon first so that the wontons don’t stick to the bottom of the pot. Boil for 5 minutes. When there is about 2 minutes left, add the bok choy and sliced mushrooms.
To plate, place in a bowl and top with some fresh chives and a drizzle of sriracha!