Whoa, you guys. I made homemade wonton soup. And it was about 300% easier than I expected it to be. If I had to pick two talents that I simply don’t and will never have, they would be playing volleyball and folding origami. I am so comically bad at both of them that I prefer to pretend these hobbies don’t exist. But, I love wonton soup, and for some reason, planned to make a homemade version before I realized that folding wontons would essentially be….origami. So, I expected to be frustrated. I expected to give up. I even sort of expected tears, ala the phyllo incident.
But then, I found this tutorial for folding wontons, and just went for it. The first few were a little wonky, but still totally passable as soup wontons. And by the third, it was really no struggle at all. I mean, I won’t say I was a pro, but I was breezing right through it! Folding wonton origami! It was a super exciting and proud moment in my kitchen, for sure.
This shrimp wonton soup is actually a great #WeekdaySupper, as the whole family can get involved to get this on the table quickly! First, just get the aromatic broth going – you’ll need some garlic, ginger and chicken broth. The depth of flavor here comes from soy sauce and fish sauce. While the broth is doing it’s thing, start the wonton origami. The filling is just three ingredients – finely chopped raw shrimp, sesame oil and sambal oelek (sriracha would also be lovely). Have everybody read through the tutorial, and then get them in the kitchen helping you fold these up! Simmer the wontons and a few handfuls of kale in the delicious broth, finish it with bean sprouts, and there you go!
P.S. If Asian soups with dark leafy things are your thing, you might want to check out my Spicy Pork & Mustard Green Soup.
For the Broth:
For the Shrimp Wontons: