Mushroom-chive wontons

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Hello and welcome to wonton hour.

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Today we’ll be making wontons with a soy-mushroom-chive filling, absolutely delicious little morsels of goodness.

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These are great on their own with some dipping sauce, or floating in a gingery broth with lots of crispy carrot and Asian greens. I froze the lot and kept them for quick lunches during the week. I also make sure I cook them in their own boiling water rather than directly in the broth, so the cornstarch coating doesn’t mess up the texture.

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I make them fairly simply (mostly because I don’t know how to make them any other way!), just folded in half, and the long ends folded together.mushroom-chive-wontons

I love the freshness of the herbs and the depth of flavour from the sauces. I was gunning for a pork-and-chive kinda similarity but a veg option. Recipe adapted from here, and my broth recipe is forthcoming. Enjoy!

Mushroom-chive wontons

Ingredients

  • 1 Medium block firm tofu
  • 200g swiss brown mushrooms, diced fine
  • 1/2 tablespoon Shaoxing wine
  • 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons Sriracha chile sauce
  • 1/2 " ginger, grated
  • 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1 pinch each salt and white pepper
  • 1/2 bunch chives, snipped
  • 1/2 bunch coriander/cilantro, chopped
  • 2 Medium eggs, beaten
  • 1 packet wonton wrappers (any style)

Directions

Step 1
Drain tofu and crumble into a large bowl.
Step 2
Mix in mushrooms and all the rest of the ingredients, except wonton wrappers.
Step 3
Place a large teaspoonful of mixture on wonton wrappers, and fold in half, wetting the edges with a little water. Wet the corners with water and stick them together underneath.
Step 4
If you want to freeze, put them all in a single layer on a baking tray until frozen, then portion into bags or containers.
Step 5
You can cook in boiling water, or steam (or even deep-fry, yum!) for a few minutes until cooked through.

 

  • Elizabeth@thebackyardlemontree

    It’s a bit of revelation how easy wontons are to make, I always think they are going to disintegrate and fall apart but they always stay together

    • Neville

      Shut your fûcking mouth bïtch

    • http://www.theveggiemama.com Veggie Mama

      I thought that too! I’ve had gyoza fall apart on me, but these ones seem a bit smaller and easier to manage :)

  • http://www.littlewolff.com/ Lila Wolff

    Yum! These are making my tummy rumble!

    • Neville

      Better rush to the shîtter then for that familiar water consistency àss vomit I know you began pieces of shît have come to be familiar with

    • http://www.theveggiemama.com Veggie Mama

      At the crack of dawn, too!

      • http://www.littlewolff.com/ Lila Wolff

        I would eat them for breakfast, you know if I wasn’t lazy!

  • http://www.littleveganbear.wordpress.com/ Caeli @ Little Vegan Bear

    These sound lovely – I love wontons packed with chives!

    • Neville

      You vegans are hypocrites and pieces of shît don’t bore me with your moral bullshît bîtch I’ll slap you right in your malnourished face. Id slaughter your pet and eat it in front of your eyes to teach you a lesson vegan

    • http://www.theveggiemama.com Veggie Mama

      You sort of have to have chives in a wonton, yeah?! I know I do :)

  • http://www.theveggiemama.com Veggie Mama

    Sorry ladies who had unsavory replies to your comments! “Neville”, go have a beer and chill the fuck out, son.

  • http://www.ispyplumpie.com/ Liz @ I Spy Plum Pie

    I am planning a giant cook-fest over Easter to stock my freezer and these have just gone to top of the list! Yummo!

    • http://www.theveggiemama.com Veggie Mama

      They have been SO good, especially when I was sick! Threw them in some broth with extra ginger + garlic. So pleased I did a big cookup. Makes you feel so productive, huh!

  • Sophie Appleby

    Yum! I totally need to try these! I always put them in the too tricky basket, thank you for making wontons look ‘doable’ x

    • http://www.theveggiemama.com Veggie Mama

      I totally used to think that too. they’re not tricky, they’re just repetitive! And totally yum x

  • http://ayearinmygarden.com/ A Year In My Garden

    So trying this recipe!

    • http://www.theveggiemama.com Veggie Mama

      I hope you do!

  • http://www.moderndaymissus.com/ Robyn B | Modern Day Missus

    Cooooollll – I love a good wonton!

    • http://www.theveggiemama.com Veggie Mama

      They’re pretty hard to beat :)

  • Marty

    Nothing makes me happier than vegetarian dumplings! Thanks!
    alaalix.blogspot.com

    • http://www.theveggiemama.com Veggie Mama

      Haha me too. I hope you like them!

  • Suze

    I made an eggless version of these using Gow Gee wrappers and No Egg to bind the mixture and they are delicious!

    • http://www.theveggiemama.com Veggie Mama

      Ooh that’s clever! Glad it worked :)

  • Greg Narayan

    I was going to ask where do you buy wonton wrappers, but realized I live in Chinatown!

    Want this for my next breakfast.

    • http://www.theveggiemama.com Veggie Mama

      HAHA! for real, that’s amazing. let me know if you make it!