Saturday, November 7, 2009

Chicken and Shrimp Kiao Man (a variation of Thai Wonton Soup)

A variation on a more traditional Kiao Man (Wonton soup); substituting green onions for scallions, Sake for Rice Wine and chicken for pork. The preparation to eating time about one hour and this recipe feeds two Hungry Men as a meal or serves 4 as a Soup or Appetizer

8 cups – Chicken Broth
6 Oz. – Cooked Chicken Breast meat
1 Cup – Chopped Fresh Bok Choy
12 Medium – Cooked, peeled shrimp
20-24 Wonton Wrappers
1 cup – Diced Baby Mushrooms
Note: The next four ingredients are split ½ for Soup and ½ for Wontons
2 TBS – Sake
2 TBS – Soy Sauce
2 Tsp – Brown Sugar
2 Large- Green Onions
2 Tsp. – Fresh Ground Ginger Root

Preparation of the Wontons

1. In a chopper or food processor place the chicken, shrimp and remaining ingredients.
2. Chop fine and set aside for 15 minutes.
3. Place one teaspoon of mixture onto a wonton noodle, wet the edges, fold into a triangle, wet edges again and fold one more time.
4. Place wontons in large pot of boiling water and boil until they float to the top.

Preparing the Soup
1. Bring chicken broth to a rolling boil
2. Add ingredients and simmer for 10 minutes.
3. Add Wontons and simmer for 10 more minutes (very low temperature) and serve.