Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Beating the heck out of dim sum

My in-laws and their visiting friends were coming for cocktails tonight, and I needed something fast for dinner after. What to do with a fridge full of half-cooked dim sum? Add chicken broth!

Yes, this is my recipe for won ton soup.

Won Ton Soup

  • Spray your favorite stock pot with Pam.
  • Add one diced carrot, one diced stalk celery, about 1T chopped ginger, one chopped clove garlic.
  • Cook till fragrant but not soft.
  • Add one big huge can of Swanson's chicken broth (or the broth of your choice).
  • Cook on low heat until steaming.
  • Add leftovers from nights before, including: chopped cabbage, filled wontons, linguine, spinach wontons, pork/shrimp meatballs, and diced tofu.
  • Simmer until meatballs are cooked through. Do not boil!
  • If you made fresh wontons tonight from the leftovers, now's the time to add any beaten egg you have leftover.
  • Stir in about a tablespoon of sesame oil and one tablespoon soy sauce.
  • Top with fresh chopped scallions.
Serves Plenty

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