Wontons, wontons, wontons!
Ok, so let’s talk a bit about wontons. I love wontons, God bless these fabolous dumplings! Order them in Chinese restaurants, buy them ready-made in Asian groceries or make your own. You can have them in soups, boiled with a great dip sauce or fried crispy golden crazy!
These are the ingredients that I used. From top left: light soy sauce (I use Thai soy sauce which is a bit sweeter), pure sesame oil, leek (spring onions would be a better choice), ginger, garlig, wonton pastry, minced pork.
Start off with mixing the pork with the soy sauce and the sesame oil, add very finely chopped ginger, garlic and leek. This is your basic filling.
Be sure that the wonton pastry has had time to defrost. Start folding your wontons using the basic technique shown in the pictures below. Take about 1 tsp of your gorgeous filling and place it in the middle of your wonton sheet.
The wonton is ready! Repeat 50 times and you have enough wontons for 3-4 people.
The next part is easy. Bring loads of water to a boil. Add the wontons, make sure they do not stick to the bottom. The water cools down a bit at this stage, wait for it to boil again and just leave it for some minutes.
When the wontons are ready you can add them to a soup base with some basic veggies. I had mine with a dip sauce made with chinese black vinegar and garlic – grrreat!