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A Tasty Introduction to Easy Wonton Recipes

Easy wonton recipes are always the perfect solution if you want to make something simple yet tasty and satisfying. There are wonton recipes for all palates and occasions, no matter how experienced or new you happen to be in the kitchen, or what type of wontons you fancy making. Perhaps you have tried a wonderful soup with wontons in a Chinese restaurant and you are wondering how to recreate the best wonton soup in your own kitchen.

Maybe you wish to prepare crispy fried wontons filled with succulent pork and shrimp, or even soft dumpling-type wontons in the steamer. There are many different kinds of wontons to experiment with, and once you are familiar with the basics, you will be able to make up your own fillings. Let our wide range of tempting wonton recipes inspire you today.

Are you looking for healthy steamed or boiled wonton recipes or do you want to make a rich and tasty treat, such as deep-fried shrimp wontons, crab and cream cheese wontons, or even something sweet such as chocolate and banana wontons? There are wonton recipes to suit every occasion, and you can also choose from various cooking methods. Crispy wontons are usually deep-fried or pan-fried. Soft ones are steamed, or simmered in soup or water. A healthy way of making low-fat crispy wontons is baking, and you can make some great low-calorie snacks if you bake your easy wonton recipes.

Wonton wrappers can be purchased or made, and they are easy to find in Asian grocery stores as well as some regular grocery stores. Making a filling for your wontons is easy and then all that is left to do is seal the wonton wrapper to enclose your filling and cook the little treats to perfection. Wontons can be served as a snack, appetizer, main course, or even as dessert, depending on the cooking method and filling.

New Wonton Flavor Ideas

Traditional wonton recipes including pork wontons, shrimp wontons, pork and shrimp wontons, wontons with cream cheese, crab rangoon wontons, and more, but there is nothing to stop you from experimenting with your own fillings. Wonton wrappers do not have much flavor; they are just used to contain the filling. That means you can use any mild, spicy, sweet or savory filling you want.

How about apple and cinnamon as your filling? You could serve apple wontons with vanilla ice cream. Or if you want savory ones, duck with a little cherry jam would be unusual, or even cheese and chilies for a piquant flavor. Ground turkey or chicken would work nicely too.

Why Wontons are Great in Soup

Of all the easy wonton recipes you can choose from, one of the best and most popular has to be wonton soup. But why do wontons work so well in soup? There are various reasons for this. First of all, wontons are served in a clear soup or consommé, so adding them makes the soup more interesting, adding a nice texture as well as the wonton flavor. Not only can you liven up a plain soup by adding wontons but simmering them in soup means they will be soft and slightly sticky, instead of crispy and dry like when you deep-fry them.

Wonton soup recipes are great for lunch, as an appetizer, or even for supper or a snack, and you can use chicken consommé or your favorite clear soup to cook the wontons. If you usually made creamy soup recipes, why not try making a delicate bouillon or consommé (or even making one the easy way using bouillon powder) and then adding your favorite wontons for amazing wonton soup? Wonton soup is always a fabulous treat and you deserve the best wonton recipes, which means homemade wontons.

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Free Wonton Recipe:

Pork and Shrimp Wonton Soup

These flavorful pork wontons feature shrimp, ginger, green onion and more. Pork and shrimp wontons are usually served in authentic wonton soup recipes and if pork and shrimp go together better than you might imagine. If you have ever tried bacon-wrapped shrimp, you will know this is a match made in heaven. Pairing pork and shrimp means you will have a delicious wonton filling for your wontons. In addition to the pork and shrimp, the wontons feature ginger, soy sauce, Chinese rice wine and more, for a traditional wonton feel and a mouthwatering finish.

First you need to make the wonton filling, then fill and seal the wonton wrappers and finally simmer then in chicken stock for a bit. The finished soup is light yet satisfying and if you are looking for wonton soup recipes which are easy enough for a beginner to master immediately, this might be a nice one to start off with. The wonton soup is hearty and satisfying, so it would be perfect for a cold evening, but it is also light and delicate enough to work well as a spring or summer meal.

This free wonton recipe gives you an idea how easy it is to make authentic wonton soup to delight your family, and it is quick to make too. The wonton filling mixture should be left to stand for half an hour, to intensify and blend the flavors, but once the chicken stock reaches a simmer, you can drop the wontons in, and they only take about four minutes to cook. The soup is then ready to be ladled into bowls and served piping hot.

How to Make a Wonton Soup Recipe

Ingredients -

½ lb (500g) roughly chopped boneless pork loin
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon chopped fresh ginger root
1 tablespoon Chinese rice wine
2 oz (50g) peeled, finely chopped shrimp
1 teaspoon minced green onions (spring onions)
1 tablespoon light soy sauce
2 tablespoons sliced green onions
3 cups (700ml) chicken stock
24 square wonton wrappers (3½ inch or 9 cm)
8 cilantro (fresh coriander) leaves, for garnish

Preparation:

Combine the pork, shrimp, wine, ginger, minced green onion, soy sauce and sugar in a big bowl and mix well.

Let this mixture stand for half an hour so the flavors can blend.

Put a teaspoon of this filling in the middle of each wonton wrapper.

Wet the edge of each one with water and pull the top corner over to the bottom, folding the wonton wrapper to enclose the filling in a triangle shape.

Press the edges firmly to seal.

Bring the left and right corners together over the filling and overlap the tips. Moisten them with water and press them together.

Bring the chicken stock to a boil and drop the wontons in. Let them simmer for 4 minutes or until they turn translucent and float to the top.

Garnish the soup with sliced green onion and cilantro before serving.

(Serves 6)

Pork and Shrimp Wonton Soup

Pork and Shrimp Wonton Soup

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As this picture shows, a traditional wonton soup recipe makes a very attractive dish. The cilantro and green onion garnish adds a vibrant splash of color, and the filled wontons float like soft clouds in the light, aromatic soup. In Cantonese, the word wonton translates to mean 'swallowing clouds' and you will understand why, when you taste this amazing traditional wonton soup recipe. Although this is a light, fragrant soup, it is also satisfying and very tasty. If you want to make a quick and easy soup recipe, this one is ideal.

A Closer Look at Easy Wonton Recipe

Making your own wontons is a great idea if you want to make something simple yet tasty, using easy-to-find ingredients and common cooking methods. A lot of wonton recipes freeze well too, so you might wish to make a batch of wontons and freeze them for a future wonton soup recipe or fried wonton recipe. If you are feeding a crowd, you might like to offer them a platter of steaming hot crispy wontons, as well as a bowl of chili dipping sauce, or you could make dessert wontons to thrill your kids. There are easy wonton recipes for everybody.

The Simplicity of an Easy Wonton Recipe

Wontons might sound like something for an experienced cook, but they are actually a lot simpler than you might have thought. Consider the most easy wonton recipe for example. This means you would put a teaspoon of your filling (perhaps something readymade like ground chicken, cream cheese or even applesauce) on to each wonton wrapper, seal them and fry them for a couple of minutes.

If you want to make wonton soup, then the procedure is similar but you would seal the wontons around your filling, then drop them into simmering liquid for four minutes or until they float to the top. That is how straightforward it is to make an easy wonton recipe.

The filling for your wontons can be something traditional like ground pork and shrimp with Chinese rice wine, minced onion and more, or it can be a combination of just one, two or three ingredients. It depends what result you want, and how much complexity of flavor you wish your wontons to have.

If you are new to making wontons then you might prefer to keep things simple until you have mastered wonton-making, then you can experiment with other kinds of wontons when you are ready. Wontons make a great snack or meal, and there are literally hundreds of fillings you can use when making an easy wonton recipe.

How to Serve Wontons

Crunchy fried wontons can be served alone, or you might wish to serve a dipping sauce with them. It can be nice to contrast the dipping sauce with the wontons, so if you are serving cream cheese wontons you might want to serve a chili dip. If you are serving spicy chicken wontons, a cooling creamy dip might work better. Experiment with different types of wontons and different dipping sauces to work out what you love the most. You can also offer a selection of dipping sauces if you are frying wontons for a crowd, since different people will prefer different dips.

Wonton soup is served in bowls, of course, because it is liquid apart from the wontons. You might like to invest in some decorative Chinese soup bowls with Chinese soup spoons, just to give your easy wonton soup recipe more authenticity, or you can just use your usual soup bowls and soup spoons for eating wonton soup.

Whenever you are making wontons for a crowd, perhaps for a buffet table, then you can serve them hot, warm or chilled on a large platter. Wontons do not stay hot for long so bear this in mind if people are not eating right away. You can always fry your wontons to crispy perfection and then serve them chilled or at room temperature. Some wonton fillings are better served hot and others are fine served hot or cold.

If you are serving cheese wontons, for example, the cheese will be molten when they are hot and then set again as they cool down. Do not serve wontons piping hot, else people might not realize they are so hot inside and burn their mouths, so let them cool for ten minutes or so beforehand.

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Wonton Soup Wonton Soup

Wonton Soup - This is a very popular dish and many home cooks like to experiment with wonton soup recipes before they try out any other kind of easy wonton recipe. Wonton soup can be very simple to prepare and it always makes a lovely treat because of the heavenly flavors and textures. There are various recipes for wonton soup, depending on what kind of soup you prefer and the filling you wish to make for your wontons. Wonton soup can be served as an appetizer or entrée, depending on portion size.

 

Meat Wontons Meat Wontons

Meat Wontons - These tend to be hearty and packed with flavor. It is common to combine meat with seafood when making an authentic wonton recipe, so you might want to grind pork with shrimp, for example, to make a traditional wonton filling. Chicken, turkey, beef, pork, duck, and more types of meat can all be used to make truly delicious wonton fillings, and meat wontons can be simmered, fried, steamed or baked, depending on the desired result. Meat wontons work well in wonton soup recipes and they also make a great snack or entrée.

 

Seafood Wontons Seafood Wontons

Seafood Wontons - For a real treat, why not make seafood wontons? You can use crab, shrimp, lobster, clams, or even a combination of your favorite seafood for these. Shrimp is often added to pork wontons, but you can also team your seafood or shellfish with cream cheese, vegetables, or other ingredients, to make exciting and mouthwatering seafood wontons. Perhaps you fancy making crab rangoon wontons or spicy shrimp ones. These can be fried, steamed or used to make a wonton soup recipe.

 

Cheese Wontons Cheese Wontons

Cheese Wontons - You can use grated hard cheese or cream cheese when making wontons, perhaps combining the cheese with something piquant like green onions, minced chilies or garlic, or even combining it with a sweet ingredient like fresh or canned pineapple, finely chopped banana or applesauce. Add a pinch of spices and seal your wonton wrappers, and your cheese wontons are ready to be cooked to perfection. Cream cheese is always great for wonton recipes because it is sticky and helps to hold the wonton wrappers closed.

 

Vegetarian Wontons Vegetarian Wontons

Vegetarian Wontons - Using meat, poultry or seafood to make wontons is entirely optional and if you prefer to make vegetarian wontons, there is nothing to stop you from doing so. Vegetarian wontons might contain Chinese veggies like bok choy, water chestnuts, oriental mushrooms, bamboo shoots or Chinese cabbage, or they might feature other vegetables. You can also add cheese, herbs and spices for flavor, and serve your vegetarian wontons with a flavorful dipping sauce. Not being a carnivore does not mean you have to miss out on the wonder of wontons.

 

Dessert Wontons Dessert Wontons

Dessert Wontons - What better end to a meal could there be than homemade dessert wontons? Whether you want to use applesauce, fruit puree, chocolate, caramel sauce, cream cheese, honey and raisins, or another sweet filling, dessert wontons always hit the spot. Serve them hot with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or some whipped cream, and they will award your meal the perfect finale. There are dessert wontons for every palate, and you can omit any sugar or sweetener if you do not have a sweet tooth, or sprinkle powdered sugar over the finished dessert wontons if you do.

 

Wonton Articles Wonton Articles

Wonton Articles - Our articles about wontons not only fill you in on the history of this wonderful snack, but also help you to make the best wontons you can make. It is interesting to learn more about wontons, and also to find out about the different ways you can cook them, and also the different techniques for wrapping them. There are several different shapes you can form with wonton wrappers, and we also offer free tips about how to make the most incredible and impressive wonton recipes and how to ensure your homemade wontons come out just right.

 

Five Reasons to Make Your Own Easy Wonton Recipe

Wontons are both economical and easy to make yourself. You can of course buy readymade wontons or wonton soup, or you can buy it from a Chinese restaurant, but when you do you are cheating yourself. Nothing is as yummy as your homemade wontons. The top five reasons to make your own easy wonton recipe, using a time-honored wonton recipe are as follows:

1) Wonton recipes are easy, there is no doubt about it. If you use a single ingredient (applesauce or cream cheese, for example) for the filling, plus readymade wonton wrappers, you will only need two ingredients to make homemade wontons. How many other recipes can claim that?

2) Wontons purchased from a grocery store or Chinese restaurant are many times more expensive than homemade ones. Why spend more money on something which will not taste as good as your homemade wontons?

3) There are lots of different wonton recipes you can experiment with, including classic favorites like simple wonton soup or crispy crab rangoon wontons, as well as unusual ones like vegan wontons or chocolate banana wontons. You would not be able to buy those varieties anyway.

4) Homemade wontons are healthier than the ones they make in the Chinese restaurant. What else have they been frying in the oil before adding your wontons to it? How fresh are the ingredients used and how much sugar are they adding, even to the savory wontons? When making your own you know exactly what goes into them.

5) Make your wontons your way, by picking out a good wonton recipe and following it. You can then adapt the recipe. Perhaps you wish to make a ground chicken wonton recipe but you only have ground turkey, or maybe you wish to add a pinch of chili powder to your pork wontons to spice them up. Making your own means you can do whatever you like to make wontons with a flavor you will fall instantly in love with.

 

Try These Delicious Wonton Recipes

Here is just a sampling of our delicious wonton recipes . You will find plenty more inside the site:

Banana Wontons with Chocolate Dipping Sauce

Steamed Wontons with Tofu

Cream Cheese Wonton Recipes

Crab Rangoon Wontons

Pork Potstickers Wonton Recipe

Chicken Wonton Soup with Cabbage