Saturday, 30 June 2012

Wicked wonton!

After ½ went to bed last night, I hacked a load of plants down in the garden with the hack saw I acquired from a local hardware shop. Then I made some wonton!

We went to the Chinese supermarket (Wing Yip) last week and I picked up some wonton skins as well as some other bits and pieces. I have not made any wonton for years. My mum usually makes them and brings them over for my freezer, which is great for lunch when I work from home.
You can put pretty much anything you want in them, but here's what I did.

What  you need

  • Pack of wonton skins
  • 2 pork shoulders - chopped up finely or minced
  • 5 king prawns - shelled and deveined - chopped up finely
  • 1/2 inch ginger - peeled and finely chopped
  • Handful of fresh chives - finely chopped
  • Good pinch of white pepper
  • Dash of sesame oil
  • Dash of light soya sauce
  • 5 shiitake from a tin - chopped
  • 1 egg - whisked lightly

What to do
  1. Combine all the ingredients, besides the wonton skins and egg. Give them a really good mix until they are all really well combined
  2. Make the wonton!
  3. Take 1 of the skins and place on your palm
  4. Take some of the mixture, less than a teaspoon full, and plonk in the middle of the skin
  5. Dab some egg around the edge of the skin
  6. Fold the skin so that the mixture is firmly inside but the edges are all sealed up, bit like making an envelope.
  7. To cook, add to a pan of rapidly boiling water for about 5-6 mins. Add a little soya sauce, fish sauce, oyster sauce or a combo of all for flavour in the stock
You can freeze them too!

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