April 14, 2012
I saw this on t.v and gave it a try. Wanton soup is a normal dish at home but never with a whole chicken and maize. The soup taste lovely and something different, to me anyway.
Ingredients are maize, whole chicken (I used half only here), wanton skin, minced meat, green leafy vegetables, coriander leafs.
Mix minced meat (I normally used pork) with a bit of salt, pepper, corn starch flour and some chopped coriander leafs. You can also add a bit of chopped water chestnut for some crunchy texture into the minced meat. Leave aside and let it marinate.
Prepare soup by putting water, whole chicken and maize into a big pot. Bring it to a boil for about half an hour or so depending on how large is the chicken. Remove the whole chicken from the soup and set aside for it to cool down.
Prepare wanton. Add about a teaspoon of marinated minced meat on wanton skin and wrap it. You can wrap it in several ways (available on most you-tube about wanton soup). Once all the wanton is wrapped, the chicken is cool enough to remove the flesh by hand. The thickness of each shred of chicken is up to you. Put back all the chicken flesh into the maize soup and bring to boil. Add salt, pepper, sesame oil and soy sauce to taste. Now is also the time to add your vegetables, any leafy vegetables together with some chopped coriander leafs.
In a separate pot, I bring a pot of water to boil. Once water is boiling, add in wanton, not so much at a time. When the wanton starts to float, it is cook. Scoop it into a bowl and add some of the maize and chicken soup. You can also add noodles or pasta too.
Hope you like wanton as much as we do. Thanks for reading and hope you would give this a try. Food like this is best taken on a cooling day. Yummmmmmmmmmy! Drooooooling already.
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