Day 11: Wonton Bok Choy Soup. I came across this recipe when build a Lunch with Lydia class. The soup led to a dinner party from on my attendees. Full of flavor and nutrition with the bok choy. You can DIY your wontons, if that suits your fancy or store bought in the freezer section will work perfectly.
Bok Choy Wonton Soup
- 4 baby bok choy other options listed below
- 2 medium shallots, chopped
- 1 cup sliced shiitake mushrooms
- 3 cloves garlic, minced or grated
- 1 inch fresh ginger, peeled and grated
- 6 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
- 2 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce or tamari
- 2 Tbsp rice vinegar
- 5 green onions, chopped
- chili crisp
- 25-30 frozen wontons filling is your preference
- Remove dark green tops from 5 scallions and thinly slice; set aside for serving. Thinly slice the remaining white and pale green parts of the scallions.
- Heat your dutch oven, and over dry heat, char the sides of your bok choy, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from pot and set aside.
- In the same Dutch oven, add one tablespoon oil, white, light green parts of scallions, mushrooms, shallots, Cook 3-5 minutes, until fragrant. Then add in the garlic and ginger and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
- Pour in 6 cups of good-quality low-sodium chicken broth and bring to a boil. Stir in 1 Tbsp. soy sauce. and charred bok choy. Add in the wontons. Continue to simmer for another 3-4 minutes and wontons are heated throughout.
- Divide soup among bowls. Top with crisp chile and reserved scallion tops.
- Vegetable Ideas: Shredded carrots, broccoli florets, and bell peppers are just a few veggie ideas you can add.
- Try Adding Protein: Fresh shrimp, cooked chicken, or tofu would be incredible in this soup.
- Can't find Bok Choy: Try using fresh spinach, cabbage, or kale. If using spinach, add it towards the very end right before service. This delicate green can become watery and mushy if cooked like kale, bok choy, or cabbage.
- Give it a kick: If you love a spicy kick, add a little heat with white pepper, red chili flakes, drizzle of sriracha sauce, or chili crisp oil over the top.