Are you looking for a convenient, freeze ahead recipe for quick family dinners or hot lunches in winter?
The beauty of this recipe is you can take the base recipe and mix it up however you like. Add prawn, omit the coriander, use onion chives instead of garlic, add shredded Chinese cabbage for a boost of veg- you get the point. Anything that will get your families taste buds tingling!!
Recipe created by Marianna Saran.
This recipe makes approximately 90 wontons and takes 2 hours 15 mins of prep.
90 wonton wrappers (these come in packs of 30 you could use gow gee wrappers too they are just a little thicker)
500g pork mince
1 large bunch coriander finely chopped (use your food processor)
1 large bunch garlic or onion chives (again use your food processor)
1 tablespoon freshly minced ginger
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
1 tablespoon tamari or soy sauce
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
1 tablespoon chicken stock powder
1 teaspoon of sugar (optional)
1. Mix all the ingredients together very well, you can do this by hand, however you could also blend them in a food processor for the perfect consistency.
2. Allow to marinate for at least one hour.
To assemble the wontons:
Set yourself up with a small bowl of water lay out your wrappers on a cutting board (you will need to do this in batches)
Spoon half a teaspoon of mixture in the middle of each wrapper (don’t overfill as they will bust when cooking).
Dip your finger in the water and run it around the edge of each wrapper.
Fold the wrapper in half and seal well along the edges where you have put the water.
(For more tips on wrapping there are plenty of youtube videos about it if this helps)
Place into single layers in Chinese containers and freeze. These can be frozen for about two months (if they last that long).
How to prepare and cook:
If you want your wontons in soup; boil water in a separate saucepan.
Add wontons and let them cook, when they are ready they will float to the surface.
Strain, and add them to your soup (chicken broth and wontons is the best)
If you would like steamed wontons; simply add to a steamer that has boiling water.
Steam for about 7 mins or until cooked through.
Serving suggestion – Add some chilli sauce.