Sometimes you just get a craving for something specific, you know? Not like a vague “I’m hungry”, no it’s an “I want a peanut butter, honey and banana sandwich on pumpernickel bread” kinda craving. Right now. That’s how I felt about won ton soup the other day. Unfortunately, despite my best efforts for nearly a full year, I have not yet found a satisfactory Chinese restaurant. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve found some great noodle places, sushi and Thai. But I miss the giant buffet-style vats of soup and all you can eat MSG-laden delights from Ohio. Anyhow, I had a bag of frozen pork dumplings I’d bought a few weeks back, plus some fresh produce from the world’s best Farmer’s Market (chain), Sprouts. Apologies if you don’t have this cheap fresh veggie heaven near you. That and some chicken bouillon I always have on hand for soups or a late night snack, and I had dinner for days and happily satisfied taste buds.
1/2 bag frozen pork dumplings
1 bunch fresh spinach, chopped or 1 package frozen
1 small head cabbage, roughly shredded
1 bunch green onions, diced small
3-4 bouillon cubes + 8 cups water or 8 cups chicken broth
Garlic salt to taste
Step 1: Chop up all your veggies. Add the bouillon to the water and bring to a boil. Add the veggies & dumplings.
Step 2: Boil for ~1 hour, or long enough to cook the dumplings and soften the greens. Not recommended to boil longer than about 2 hours, to risk the dumplings falling apart.
The flavors blend so nicely, and 1/2 bag made enough soup to last me about 4 days, at two bowls a day! I love soups so much, and this Lazy Won Ton Soup was just perfect.