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Water for boiling wontons
24 filled wonton dumplings
6 cups chicken broth or stock
½ cup shredded Napa cabbage
salt and pepper, to taste
1 green onion, thinly sliced
1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the wonton dumplings, making sure there is enough room for them to move about freely. Boil for at least 5 minutes, until the wonton rise to the top and the filling is cooked through. Remove from the pot with a slotted spoon. 2. Bring the chicken stock to a boil. Add the cabbage and cook until tender. Season the broth with salt and pepper. Add the cooked wonton and bring the soup back to a boil. Remove the pot from the heat and add the green onion. When serving, allow 6 wontons per person.
Canned Broth or Homemade Stock?
Many recipes in the book call for chicken broth. Nothing beats a good homemade stock, but canned chicken broth is an acceptable alternative. If possible, choose brands labeled "reduced sodium."
This recipe calls for readymade wontons you can buy at your local Asian grocery store, but you can also try making your own.