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Asian Dumpling Soup

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Recreating your favorite Asian take-out dishes at home is easy and much healthier.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, March 2004

Ingredients

  • 4 scallions, white and green parts only, thinly sliced
  • 6 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup peeled and slivered fresh ginger
  • 2 cans (14 1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 8 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stems removed, caps halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 package (15 ounces) frozen stuffed dumplings
  • 1 can (15 ounces) baby corn, drained (1 2/3 cups)
  • 2 bunches watercress stems, trimmed (4 cups)

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine scallions, garlic, ginger, and 3 cups water. Bring to a boil and cook, partially covered, for 10 minutes. Add chicken broth and mushrooms, cook until the mushrooms begin to soften, about 3 minutes.

  2. Add dumplings and baby corn; boil until dumplings are tender, about 4 minutes. Add watercress, stir until wilted, about 30 seconds. Spoon into bowls, and serve immediately.

Cook's Notes

Chinese dumplings, or wontons, are sold by the bag in the frozen-food section of most grocery stores. You can use pork, chicken, or shrimp.

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  • Zan
    4 JAN, 2009
    Made this tonight for supper, and what's not to like? Easy prep, clean flavors, and--my goodness--who's going to complain about dumplings? Two small changes: I took the advice of one of the other commenters here and added a bit of soy sauce midway through (we also passed some tamari around the table later); also, although the stated recipe calls for a "medium saucepan," I used a large saucepan and will likely bump up to a small dutch oven next time, just to ensure plenty of room.
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  • Mommycakes06
    30 NOV, 2008
    This was DELICIOUS. I am definatley adding this to my dinner rotation. I made my own dumplings w/ ground chicken. Use the Japenese Dumpling recipe on Martha Stewart.com !! So yummy
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  • Twinklyone
    11 NOV, 2008
    For a vegetarian soup use vegable broth and vegetable dumplings.
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  • Twinklyone
    11 NOV, 2008
    Adding a bit of low sodium soy sauce or tamari (aged soy sauce) would add some extra flavor dimensions to the soup.
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  • Twinklyone
    11 NOV, 2008
    I would also add a bit of low sodium soy sauce or tamari sauce for added flavor.
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  • Twinklyone
    11 NOV, 2008
    I make my own soups and have frequently added ready made frozen Japanese Dumplings (called Gyoza). These dumplings are very similar to Chinese Potsticker Dumplings in taste and content.I would buy the dumplings in either chicken, shrimp, or vegetable varieties in bags at Trader Joe's Markets. Very tasty!
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  • jacomina72
    11 NOV, 2008
    The idea is for quick and healthy. Pick another day to make your scratch dumplings and put them in your freezer. Who has time after work to make them? As in any recipe substitutions can be made to suit your own taste, mushrooms, onions etc. This sounds like a fabulous recipe. Prepared frozen meatballs would be good in this recipe, any flavour. ktcanada
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  • bananslayer
    11 NOV, 2008
    My goodness, I love the frozen dumpling idea. Perfect for nights when I can't or don't want to spend a ton of time in the kitchen! I am sure Katee24 is correct about finding the recipe for the dumpling itself.
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  • Katee24
    11 NOV, 2008
    most grocery stores carry a brand of frozen dumplings - check the frozen horsdeuvers section. : )
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  • droper
    11 NOV, 2008
    i bought some of the wonton wrappers to do another recipe and there was a great dumpling recipe included on the packaging.
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