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Healthy Asian Recipes Can Be Made at Home
This recipe from MyFitnessPal and other healthy cooking websites have healthy Asian recipes that can serve as handy alternatives to restaurant prepared salty soups. This recipe for shrimp wonton soup can be made in only about ½ hour.
Gingery shrimp wontons and loads of green veggies give this Chinese take-out favorite a more nutritious spin.
Shrimp Wonton Soup with Ginger and Spring Veggies
Ingredients (serves 4)
• 2 dried shiitake mushrooms
• 6 cups (1,419ml) low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
• 1/4 teaspoon ginger, finely chopped, plus 3 thin (1/4-inch/.64cm) slices, divided
• 4 tablespoons green onion, finely chopped, divided
• 4 ounces (113g) peeled and deveined shrimp, finely chopped
• 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
• 1/4 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
• 1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper or finely ground black pepper
• 1 pinch salt
• 20 wonton wrappers
• 8 ounces (227g) asparagus, tough ends snapped off, stalks cut into bite-size pieces
• 1/2 cup (57g) fresh shelled green peas, or frozen peas
• 1 cup (28g) loosely packed baby spinach, stems removed
• 1 1/2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
1. Place the mushrooms in a glass measuring cup and add 2 cups (473ml) very hot tap water. Soak for 30 minutes.
2. Pour the soaking liquid into a large pot, stopping when you get to any sediment at the bottom of the bowl.
3. Add the broth, slices of ginger and 3 tablespoons of the green onions. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat.
4. Cover and remove from heat.
5. Discard stems from soaked mushrooms and finely chop the caps.
6. In a medium bowl, combine mushrooms, minced ginger, shrimp, remaining green onion, sesame oil, garlic, pepper and salt and stir to combine.
7. Place about 1 teaspoon of the shrimp mixture in the center of a wonton square.
8. Moisten the edges with your fingertips, fold the wrapper to make a triangle and squeeze the edges together to seal, pressing out any air bubbles trapped inside.
9. Place on a baking sheet and repeat with the remaining filling and wrappers to make 20 dumplings.
10. Remove the ginger slices from the broth.
11. Add the asparagus and peas and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat.
12. Add the wontons, reduce heat to low, and poach at a bare simmer, stirring gently once, until the filling is cooked through, about 4 minutes.
13. Add the spinach and soy sauce to the pot and stir once.
14. Serve immediately.
• Simmer the wontons gently so they don’t fall apart while cooking.
• This recipe is adaptable, so feel free to substitute broccoli for asparagus, shelled edamame for peas or add finely shredded Napa cabbage instead of spinach.
• The idea is to get as many green veggies into the bowl as possible.
Nutrition (per 2 1/4 cup serving)
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