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Wonton Prawn Dumpling Soup

Updated on July 6, 2020
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Peachpurple loves to cook assorted local recipes for her family and share with friends

Delicious Homemade Dumpling Prawn Soup for breakfasts or lunch
Delicious Homemade Dumpling Prawn Soup for breakfasts or lunch | Source

During my childhood days, mom used to make homemade dumpling soups which are filled with minced pork , a couple of large juicy prawns and chopped chives.

Although I dislike the odor of the smelly chives, I don't mind eating prawn wonton dumplings on cold days especially rainy days to keep me off from flu and colds.. Soups helps you to stay hydrated and boost with assorted nutrients for your body.

In addition to dumplings with fillings, this soup makes a perfect simple light and nutritious meal for weight watchers too.

What is Dumpling Soup?

These delicate little prawn dumplings are filled with minced meat , prawns and chopped vegetables such as chives, spring onions or carrots.

Wonton wrappers are made from flour, water, egg and salt, mixed into a soft firm dough. Flatten into thin layer, cut into round or square shapes.

Each of these wrappers are coated with flour in order to prevent them from sticking to each other.

Dumpling Recipe Ingredients

These are the ingredients you need to prepare:

  • Shrimps or Tiger Prawns
  • Chives. If you hate chives as much as I do, you can replace it with scallions or spring onions.
  • A pack of wonton wrapper. You can buy square or round shape wonton wrappers which is yellowish color, comes a a stack.
  • Homemade chicken broth or use Knorr chicken, anchovies cube.

Wonton wrappers are yellowish in color
Wonton wrappers are yellowish in color | Source

Which is wonton wrapper?

Wonton wrapper is yellowish in color, either in square or round shape, about the size of your palm.

Rice paper wrapper is WHITE in color, square shape only.

How to Make Dumpling Soup?

This is an extremely easy dumpling soup you can make from scratch eventhough for a newbies.

  1. The first step is to prepare the dumpling fillings.
  2. Next, wrap the wonton wrap with the fillings and seal the dumpling with a little water.
  3. Finally, bring the broth to boil, dump in the dumplings until the little ones float to the surface.


Satisfying light weight meal for young and old
Satisfying light weight meal for young and old | Source

How to eat a dumpling ?

The best method is eat a dumpling is to eat the whole piece in ONE BITE!

Which means, put in a piece of dumpling into your mouth and munch it!

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dumplings | Source
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chopped scallions | Source
alternative vegetable; Chinese cabbage
alternative vegetable; Chinese cabbage | Source
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fresh tiger prawns | Source
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chopped onions | Source
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minced meat | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: Serves 4 people per meal

Ingredients

  • 1 packet wanton skins
  • 200g lean pork or chicken, minced
  • 200g shrimps or tiger prawns, remove shells, heads, tails
  • a few strands scallions or chives, washed and chopped
  • a handful waterchestnuts, peeled and minced
  • a quarter carrot, peeled and cut intro strips
  • half Bombay or red onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons light soysauce
  • a few dash white pepper

Soup Ingredients

Vegetables suggestion:

  • Cai xin ( mustard greens)
  • Chinese cabbage
  • spring onions or scallions or chives
  • bak choi ( pak choy )
  • celery sticks

Instructions

  1. To prepare the fillings, combine minced pork, prawns, waterchestnuts, carrot and onions together. Mix well.
  2. Marinate the mixture with light soy sauce, sesame oil and pepper.
  3. Leave aside for 15 min
  4. scoop up a spoonful of little meat filling into the half of the wanton skin.
  5. Fold over and seal the edges with a little water, dab along the edges.
  6. Set the dumpling aside.
  7. Bring the chicken stock to boil.
  8. Add in the vegetables, carrot sticks and onions.
  9. Add in the prepared dumplings one by one. When the dumpling floats, they are cooked, ready to eat.
  10. Season with pepper.
  11. Serve individual bowls. You can add in noodles if you prefer fuller meal.

Did you know?

A packet of wanton skins that yield approximately 50 pieces at a low price ($2.50) is worth the price.

You could make 50 little dumplings for your friends and family members !

Delicious prawn dumpling
Delicious prawn dumpling | Source

How to prepare Prawn Dumplings

Although you can buy pre-packed dumplings at the supermarket, it is best to make your homemade dumplings as according to your desired seasoning and ingredients.


You will need waterchestnuts, carrots and spring onions for the dumpling fillings.

If you are out of waterchestnuts, you can replace it with yambean or white radish.

As for the seasoning, you don’t need MSG or salt at all.

A few teaspoon of light soy sauce ( less salt) and sesame oil to bring out the natural fragrance and tasty texture of the dumpling soup.


Homemade Chicken Broth

bring water to boil
bring water to boil | Source

The Soup Base

You can either use Knorr Chicken, Beef or Anchovies stock cube if you are lazy to prepare homemade broth.

Alternatively, buy a can of chicken stock.

However, in order to prepare homemade chicken broth, you will need an hour earlier to prepare or simply dump in the chicken carcass into a slow cooker overnight.


Benefits of Homemade Broth

* Good for your bones and digestive system

* Natural essential ingredients from chicken carcass

* Non preservative used

* Consist of COLLAGEN , provide body with amino acids

How to prepare homemade chicken stock

Homemade chicken stock instructions

  • Bring 3/4 pot of water to boil.
  • Toss in chicken carcass or bones.
  • Toss in 1 large red onion , cut into halves
  • Toss in 1 medium carrot, cut into chunks
  • Toss in bite sizes of cabbages
  • Season with salt and pepper
  • Simmer until the chicken stock reduced to half pot
  • Approximately takes 1 hour

How to boil chicken broth

Fun Fact

During the ancient era, the Mongols soldiers brought along small dumplings with to feed their hunger pangs while fighting in a war from China to Turkey. These dumplings were filled with assorted vegetables and various meats including horse meat !

Can I Freeze Dumplings?

Yes, you can freeze the excess wanton prawn dumplings into the freezer.

  • In order to freeze dumplings, you MUST place each of the dumplings on a parchment lined baking sheet that will fit into a zipper bag.
  • Coat each dumpling with a little flour to prevent it from sticking to the parchment paper.
  • Ensure that each of the dumpling is space out. Do not touch each other.
  • Transfer them into a zipper bag. Place them into the freezer.
  • You can keep these dumplings for a couple of months.
  • When you feel the kick of having warm dumpling soup, pick out several frozen dumplings, place them on a plate to thaw.
  • It takes around 30 minutes to thaw before you can boil or fry the dumplings.


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    • peachpurple profile imageAUTHOR

      peachy 

      4 days ago from Home Sweet Home

      @jpcmc

      Thanks for sharing your Molo Soup. Spring onions and shallots makes soup taste even better

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      JP Carlos 

      5 days ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

      I am a huge dumpling fan. I can eat them all day. We have a soup in the Philippines called Molo Soup and it is one of my comfort foods. I also prefer spring onions added to my soup. You just made me hungry for some soup right now.

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      Peg Cole 

      2 weeks ago from Northeast of Dallas, Texas

      Your illustrations are delightfully colorful and appetizing. Makes me hungry for your soup. Great instructions and thanks for the recipe.

    • peachpurple profile imageAUTHOR

      peachy 

      3 weeks ago from Home Sweet Home

      @aesta1

      yes, soups are lighter for snacks or supper.

      @flourishanyway

      oh yes, you should try this dumpling soup on cold days

      @rajanjolly

      thanks for dropping by !

      @suresh0589

      indeed, this is great for cold season

      @dde

      thank you very much for your kind support

      @chitrangadasharan

      I sincerely hope this dumpling combination suits your taste

      @peggy-w

      oh yes, do please try this soup recipe out !

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      Mary Norton 

      4 weeks ago from Ontario, Canada

      This soup looks tasty. I love soups, and at night I often have it. It is lighter.

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      FlourishAnyway 

      4 weeks ago from USA

      I’ve never made this but it sounds good!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      4 weeks ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      The prawn dumpling soup looks delicious and healthy. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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      Suresh0589 

      4 weeks ago

      Good One! its really suits in this cold whether. https://flipboard.com

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      Devika Primić 

      4 weeks ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Wow! I am impressed at your recipe. It looks yummy and unique.

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile image

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      4 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      This is such a well presented article, and the recipe of course is one of my favourite recipe. I would love to try your combination of ingredients, to make this.

      Thank you for sharing this yummy recipe.

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      Peggy Woods 

      4 weeks ago from Houston, Texas

      Oh my! This looks and sounds delicious! Thanks for your recipe.

    • peachpurple profile imageAUTHOR

      peachy 

      4 weeks ago from Home Sweet Home

      @pamela99

      thank you for being the first person to read my first hub for year 2020

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      4 weeks ago from Sunny Florida

      I have always loved this soup but I have never made it before. Thank you for this recipe.

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