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Pork Dumpling Soup

Photo: Jennifer Davick; Beth Dreiling; Styling: Rose Nguyen
Prep time 30 mins
Cook time 20 mins
Yield Makes 5 servings (serving size: 3 dumplings and 1 cup broth mixture)
Pork Dumpling Soup is the ultimate Asian comfort food. The hoisin sauce in this recipe gives it a nice sweet and spicy kick.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound lean ground pork
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce, divided
  • 15 won ton wrappers
  • 3 (14-oz.) cans low-sodium fat-free chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • Garnish: cilantro sprigs

Nutrition Information

  • calories 206
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 6.3 g
  • satfat 2.1 g
  • monofat 0.7 g
  • polyfat 0.5 g
  • protein 16.7 g
  • carbohydrate 21.8 g
  • fiber 0.7 g
  • cholesterol 36 mg
  • iron 1.4 mg
  • sodium 384 mg
  • calcium 25 mg

How to Make It

  1. Brown pork with ginger in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, stirring often, 5 minutes or until meat crumbles and is no longer pink.

  2. Combine pork mixture, cilantro, and 2 Tbsp. hoisin sauce in a medium bowl.

  3. Arrange 1 won ton wrapper on a clean, flat surface. (Cover remaining wrappers with a damp towel to prevent drying out.) Moisten edges of wrapper with water. Spoon about 1 Tbsp. pork mixture in center of wrapper; fold 2 opposite corners together over pork mixture, forming a triangle. Press edges together to seal. Cover with a damp cloth. Repeat procedure with remaining wrappers and pork mixture.

  4. Bring broth and remaining 1 Tbsp. hoisin sauce to a light boil in a Dutch oven over medium heat; gently stir in 8 dumplings. Cook 4 to 5 minutes or until dumplings float to top. Place dumplings in 5 individual serving bowls. Repeat procedure with remaining 7 dumplings.

  5. Add mushrooms and onions to simmering broth; cook 1 minute. Ladle 1 cup broth mixture over dumplings in bowls. Garnish, if desired. Serve immediately.

  6. Note: To freeze dumplings, assemble as directed, and place in a single layer in a large zip-top plastic freezer bag. Freeze up to 3 months. Cook as directed.

Cook's Notes

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