Woke up to a chill in the house, some snow on the ground, and I said to myself, “No! No! No!”. Baby it’s cold outside. I want some yummy in my tummy and a little fire in my belly. Most of all, I don’t want to go out! I don’t even want to open the door for the Chinese food delivery man (or woman)!
Nothing warms like you a hot bowl of soup. Nothing! But, I’m not a big soup fan. So, what’s a man to do? Like the guy to the right, I don’t always drink soup, but when I do, you know, it is going to be Wonton Soup!
Fire up the internet (another way to stay warm, but of course, that’s a figurative, and not literal expression), search for a good soup recipe. And as usual, Allrecipes.com didn’t let me down. Praying I had all the ingredients I needed in my pantry, I set everything out, fired up the stove, and thanks to their recipe for Wonton Soup, I made the following:
- 8 cups chicken broth
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1 1/2 teaspoons chile-garlic sauce
- salt to taste
- 8 cups of water
- 20 wontons
- Combine chicken broth, soy sauce, sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, chile-garlic sauce, and salt in a large pot over medium heat
- Bring to a simmer and cook until hot, about 10 minutes.
- While the broth simmers, bring water to a boil in a separate pot.
- Cook wontons in boiling water until heated through, about 5 minutes.
- Remove from water with a slotted spoon and add to the soup.
—Mee Magnum (“Chop! Chop!”)