Chef Helena’s Wonton Soup with Noodle & Pan Fried Dumplings: Kids Cook

April 26, 2020 2 Comments

Chef Helena’s Wonton Soup with Noodle & Pan Fried Dumplings: Kids Cook

On Wednesday, April 29th from 11:30-Noon, we went live from the Well Seasoned Kitchen on the Well Seasoned Facebook Page. Chef Helena walked us through her recipe: Chef Helena’s Wonton Soup with Noodle & Pan Fried Dumplings. The recipe serves 4 people & it should take you about 20 minutes to prepare. 

Ingredients for Broth:

  • 8 cups Chicken Broth*
  • 2 tablespoon chopped Ginger
  • 2 tablespoon chopped Green Onions
  • ½ teaspoon Sesame Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Soy Sauce
  • ½ cup sliced Carrots
  • ¼ cup Broccoli florettes
  • 1 handful of Spinach, Romaine Lettuce or any greens you like
  • 1 cup cooked noodles (Helena likes soba noodles, they cook quick, toss with sesame oil (prevents sticking))

Ingredients for Dumplings:

  • Oil for pan
  • Water for pan, about ½ cup
  • Thin sliced Ginger
  • Black Chinese Vinegar or any you like, rice vinegar works great too

Ingredients for Wontons and Dumplings:

  • 48 Wonton Skins (use ½ for wontons and ½ for dumplings) 24 in each recipe
  • 1 pound Ground Beef, Pork, Chicken or Turkey
  • ½ cup chopped Green Onions
  • 2 tablespoon minced Ginger
  • 4 cloves of chopped Garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Soy Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Corn Starch
  • 1 teaspoon Sesame Oil
  • Pinch Sugar
  • Bowl of Water
    • *Available from Well Seasoned

Instructions for Broth:

  1. Place broth into a large pot with ginger, green onions, sesame oil and soy. Bring to a simmer
  2. Add in carrot and cook until tender
  3. Add in broccoli and greens
  4. Place cooked wontons and noodles into 4 bowls and top with broth

Instructions for Wontons and Dumplings:

  1. Making wontons, mix everything together, except the wonton skins & the bowl of water
  2. Make one at a time, watch as chef Helena shows you different ways to fold the wonton
  3. Dip your finger into the water and trace around the outside of the wonton skin
  4. Place a small about of filling in the middle and fold in a triangle. This is the easiest fold
  5. Boil in salted water for about 2-3 minutes
  6. Serve with soup and noodles

Instructions for Taco Filling/Topping:

  1. For dumpling, take uncooked wontons, place in a non stick frying pan with oil, in one layer
  2. Pan fry until one side is brown
  3. Quickly add water to the pan and place the lid on top to steam, steam until all water is gone
  4. Serve with ginger mixed into the vinegar (dipping sauce) or just pan soy sauce .

Prep Time: 30 Minutes

Cook time: 20 Min

2 Responses


April 30, 2020

Thanks for asking @Koryna. No, you don’t need to cook it in advance. It cooks in the broth! Great question and we look forward to having you at our next session!


April 30, 2020

Does the meat need to be cooked in advance for the wontons? Or does it cook in the broth?

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