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Chinese Pea Soup With Floating Pork Dumplings

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  • For the soup:
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seed oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, finely grated
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed into a paste
  • 1 small carrot, thinly sliced
  • 4 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 4 chestnut mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1 litre chicken or vegetable stock
  • 300 g frozen peas
    Deliciously Tender Garden Peas
  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce, plus extra to serve
  • 1 tablespoon cornflour
  • A dash of fish sauce (optional)
  • Sea salt and black pepper
  • Fresh coriander leaves, to garnish
  • For the pork dumplings(Makes 10-12):
  • 150 g minced pork
  • 1 spring onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated and peeled
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • A dash of dry sherry or Shaoxing rice wine
  • 1 tablespoon fresh coriander, chopped
  • 2 teaspoon cornflour
  • Sea salt and black pepper
  • 16 ready-made wonton wrappers (cut into rounds)
  • 1 egg, beaten


  1. Firstly make the dumplings, mix all of the ingredients except for the wonton wrappers and beaten egg in a bowl.
  2. Place a small amount of the mixture in the middle of each wrapper, brush with a little beaten egg on the edge and fold into a half moon shape and seal well. Place on non-stick baking parchment and put into the fridge until required. Any remaining filling can be made into meatballs or wontons and frozen.
  3. To make the soup, heat the oil in a heavy based saucepan or wok, add the ginger and garlic and stir fry for 30 seconds, stirring all of the time, taking care not to burn them, add the carrot, spring onion, chilli and mushrooms and continue to stir fry for a further 2 minutes, taking care not to brown then add the stock, peas, soy sauce and fish sauce (if using) and bring to the boil. 
  4. Simmer for 4 minutes and remove from the heat. Mix the cornflour with a little cold water to make a smooth paste and stir into the soup, bring back to a simmer.
  5. To cook the wontons, heat a large pan of boiling water and simmer the wontons for 3-5 minutes until they rise to the top and the filling is cooked. Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and reserve.
  6. To serve, add the wontons to the soup and do not re-boil. Serve with extra soy sauce, garnished with the coriander leaves.



Nutritional Information

  KCal Fat Sat.fat Sugar Salt
Info per serving 305 10.1 3 5.6 7.2
* The nutritional information relating to a prepared statement after serving (190g)
**GDA = Guideline Daily intake based on a food intake of 2,000 kcal. Personal requirements vary depending on age, sex, weight and physical activity.
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