Wonton Soup

Preparation time:  30 minutes    I   Cook time:  10 minutes    I   Servings: 8    I    WW Points:  8 (8 oz broth & 5 wontons)

Ingredients

For the wonton filling:
30 wonton wrappers
1 lb ground pork
3 green onions, minced
1 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp red wine vinegar
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp Sriracha

For the broth:
64 oz. chicken broth
2 Tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
2 green onions, sliced

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*not pictured: garlic powder, Sriracha, sesame oil

Directions:

In a mixing bowl, combine the ground pork, minced green onions, ginger, pepper, soy sauce and vinegar.  Use hands to thoroughly combine all ingredients.  Let meat mixture sit for about 15 minutes at room temperature.

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While meat rests, start the broth.  In a large pot, bring the 64 oz of chicken broth to a boil.  Reduce heat and add the soy sauce and sesame oil.  Reduce heat and let simmer while assembling the wontons.

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Unwrap the wontons from their packaging and create an assembly line of the of wrappers.  Fill a small bowl with water and set to the side.

Take 1 wrapper and place a small amount, about 1 tsp of the meat mixture towards the top of the wrapper.

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Using the water, wet your finger tips and gently rub along all sides of the wonton.

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Fold the wrapper over about 2/3 of the way down, enclosing the meat inside.

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Fold the bottom upward about 1/3 of the way, overlapping the two sides of the wrapper.

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Pinch together the two ends as if you were going to start to fold the wonton in half lengthwise.

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Moisten both pinched ends with a bit more water then bend the wonton upwards into a U-shape.

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Pinch together the two ends, using an additional bit of water to make sure they stick.

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Set the finished wonton aside, preferably under a slightly damp towel to prevent them from drying out while you prepare the others.

Once all wontons have been assembled, slowly lower them into the simmering broth using a slotted spoon.

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Gently stir the broth as the wontons are lowered to make sure they do not stick to the bottom. Once all are in, add the sliced green onions and continue to simmer.  Once the wontons have all risen to the top they are cooked through, this takes about 5-10 minutes.

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The wonton wrapper will have a little bit of a shiny look to them and they will be compact.

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Dish up some broth and about 5 wontons per bowl (if following weight watcher portions) and sprinkle with the fresh parsley.

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A wonton cut in half.

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enjoy.

xoxosara