Fast Recipes

Cheat’s wonton soup

This wonton soup is an express version of the recipe that cuts time, not flavour.
Con Poulos

A shortcut recipe for when you don’t have time to make wontons. Use minced pork with a good amount of fat to ensure the dumplings aren’t too dry.


Broken dumplings


1.Combine stock, soy sauce, Shaoxing, ginger, onion, star anise, cinnamon and 275ml water in a large saucepan over high heat. Bring to the boil, reduce heat to low-medium and simmer until broth is fragrant (10 minutes). Strain (discard solids) and return to a clean saucepan over medium heat.
2.For dumplings, combine ingredients (except pork) in a small food processor and process until finely chopped. Add pork, process to combine and season to taste. Roll into 26 walnut-sized balls, drop into the soup and simmer until cooked (2-3 minutes). Add wonton wrappers and cook until al dente (30 seconds).
3.To serve, top soup with Asian greens, onion, coriander and fried shallots, and drizzle with chilli oil.

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