Hot & Sour Dumpling Soup

Hot and sour dumpling soup It’s soup season guys. We recently posted about ten of our favorite soup recipes. And, it got me thinking. I really loved this asian style dumpling soup. It’s the dumplings, really. Love them. It kind of has the same effect as ramen noodle soup. It’s just warm, carb-y, comforting goodness. So, I decided to spice things up and play around with new flavors. Homemade shrimp dumplingsWhat I love about making your own dumplings is you can cater them to your favorite tastes or dietary needs. We mostly eat vegetarian at our house, along with some seafood here and there. But, most store bought dumplings I can find in my area use pork as the main ingredient. By making my own I was able to switch out the pork for shrimp and use all fresh ingredients as well. Loved the result!Homemade shrimp dumplings Hot & Sour Dumpling Soup, serves 2-3.

For the dumplings:
1 package of won ton wrappers (you’ll only need half of them)
1/2 pound cooked shrimp, tails removed
2 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon grated ginger
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon rice vinegar
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon sriracha (or more if you like it hot)
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Combine all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse a couple of times until well combined. Homemade shrimp dumplings Place a small amount of the shrimp filling in the center of a won ton wrapper. Lightly wet the edges with a little water. Then fold up the edges and press together. Try to remove any air from inside the won ton as you fill them. This will make around 20-22 small dumplings.Homemade shrimp dumplings For the soup:
1 cup dumpling water
3-4 cups Chinese hot & sour broth (or seafood stock/broth, or even chicken broth is fine)
1 garlic clove, minced
1 red bell pepper, sliced thin
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1/8 cup chopped fresh cilantro
soy sauce to taste

First cook the dumplings for 1-2 minutes in enough boiling salted water that they have enough room to float around and not stick together. Hot and sour dumpling soupRemove all the water except for one cup, add the broth and vegetables. Cook over medium heat just until everything is hot. Taste and add a little soy sauce if needed.Hot and sour dumpling soup Serve immediately. The dumplings will continue to cook as long as they are in the hot broth, so make this just before you plan to serve it. Enjoy! xo. Emma

Hot and Sour Dumpling Soup

Servings 4 servings

Ingredients

  • For the dumplings:
  • 1 package of won ton wrappers you’ll only need half of them
  • 1/2 pound cooked shrimp tails removed
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sriracha or more if you like it hot
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

For the soup:

  • 1 cup dumpling water
  • 3-4 cups Chinese hot & sour broth or seafood stock/broth, or even chicken broth is fine
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced thin
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/8 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • soy sauce to taste

Instructions

  1. Combine all the dumpling ingredients in a food processor and pulse a couple of times until well combined.
  2. Place a small amount of the shrimp filling in the center of a won ton wrapper. Lightly wet the edges with a little water. Then fold up the edges and press together. Try to remove any air from inside the won ton as you fill them. This will make around 20-22 small dumplings.
  3. First cook the dumplings for 1-2 minutes in enough boiling salted water that they have enough room to float around and not stick together.
  4. Remove all the water except for one cup, add the broth and vegetables. Cook over medium heat just until everything is hot. Taste and add a little soy sauce if needed.

Credits // Author and Photos by: Emma Chapman

  • Since I couldn’t find the hot and sour broth, I added:
    1/4 c rice wine vinegar
    1/2 t sesame oil
    2 T Sambal Oelek
    4 T soy sauce
    4 c Chicken broth

    Also…lazy me got mini chicken wontons from Trader Joes!

  • Wow! I didn’t know that Swanson makes a hot and sour broth! I will have to see if I can find it in my grocery store, because I love hot and sour soup!

  • Woah this looks like an awesome recipe! Can’t wait to try it out!
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  • This looks like a great, quick weekday meal
    …but shouldn’t this be a Halfway Homemade post? I mean, the broth is from a box (you can make hot and sour broth using chicken or vegetable stock) and dumpling dough is super-easy to make and far superior in texture than store bought: it’s literally flour and water and a little time with a rolling pin. Not so much a “recipe” as it is a shortcut.

  • Here’s my soup that I did today, it turned out super delicious!! And it’s so easy!!

    http://onadailybasis.com/?p=175

  • The idea is good, however, the execution is not. Honestly, making the broth from scratch probably wouldn’t have taken much more time than dumping in the sodium laden, ready made chicken-based broth that is not vegetarian or pescatarian. If you went through all of that effort to make the dumplings from scratch, you might as well make the broth from scratch too. Then you wouldn’t seem like a younger version of Sandra Lee (no offense).

  • oh gosh ! this looks so delicious 🙂
    i will definitely have to try it out

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  • Ohh i live abroad in hong kong and am obscessed with dumplings. (So I guess I live in the right place, ha!) Definitely going to make this. ;D

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  • Yes, it might be nice to add a note that this is not a strictly pescatarian recipe, just as a full disclosure for those wishing to undertake this yummy looking recipe.

  • YUM! That looks way simpler than I anticipated. Love your soup recipes. Thanks so much! 🙂

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  • This soup looks amazing! I love Oriental foods so this is the perfect addition to my recipe box.

  • This sounds super yummy!! We are breaking out our crockpot and making more soups! We will add this to our list! I’m making my own version on minestrone tomorrow, ill share my recipe with you!
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  • Digging the whole idea of making your own dumplings. This looks dynamite!

  • Swanson hot and sour broth uses a chicken broth base making it definitely not vegetarian. Just thought I’d let you know.

  • This looks delicious!

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  • Mmmm! I love Asian soups and cannot wait to try this myself! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    Lulu xx

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  • Wow, that looks really tasty and like a great recipe. I need to try it.

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  • Ooh, yummy! Two of my favorite things — dumplings and hot & sour soup… I never thought to combine them!

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  • This looks perfect….the weather here in London in freezing….so this looks prefect comfort food

  • Wow- that looks great- and ambitious!
    We are both sick and in desperate need of soup, so we consider ordering something coparable:-)

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  • This looks so good. I ought to try it out soon. x

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  • It’s definitely time-consuming and a bit complicated, but you should try it with homemade hot & sour broth! Oh, sure, it’s kind of a “sunday dinner, had three hours to work on it” sort of thing but the taste is just 100% divine.

    And homemade wontons are DEFINITELY where it’s at. Yum.

  • Looks like this is a bit effort but I´m sure that it´s worth because this soup looks so yummy! And if I had not a rest from the pumpkin soup with ginger and steamed apples from yesterday, I would love to cook this soup as the first course for the dinner for my family tonight 🙂

    Thanks a lot for this great recipe www.dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de

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