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Shrimp Won Tons with Shiitake Mushroom-Miso Soup

Yield 4 servings
Gyoza skins are round and slightly thicker than won ton wrappers, but you can use either in this recipe. Usually, both can be found next to the tofu near the produce section of the supermarket.

Ingredients

  • Broth:
  • 6 cups boiling water
  • 1 green tea bag or 1 teaspoon loose green tea
  • 3 tablespoons red miso (soybean paste) or tahini
  • 1 cup thinly sliced shiitake mushroom caps (about 3 ounces mushrooms)
  • Filling:
  • 1/3 cup minced green onions
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 pound large shrimp, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1/4 pound lean ground pork
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 20 won ton wrappers or gyoza skins
  • 1/4 cup (1-inch) thinly sliced red bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons (1-inch) sliced green onions

Nutrition Information

  • calories 277
  • caloriesfromfat 23 %
  • fat 7 g
  • satfat 1.7 g
  • monofat 2.6 g
  • polyfat 1.9 g
  • protein 19.6 g
  • carbohydrate 31.2 g
  • fiber 0.7 g
  • cholesterol 88 mg
  • iron 3.4 mg
  • sodium 888 mg
  • calcium 61 mg

How to Make It

  1. To prepare broth, pour boiling water over tea bag in a large saucepan; steep 5 minutes. Remove and reserve tea bag. Bring tea mixture to a boil. Add miso, stirring with a whisk until blended. Add mushrooms; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat; cover and set aside.

  2. To prepare filling, cut open reserved tea bag, and pour out loose tea; chop, if needed. Combine loose tea, minced onions, and next 8 ingredients (minced onions through garlic) in a medium bowl. Working with 1 won ton wrapper at a time (cover remaining wrappers with a damp towel to keep them from drying), spoon 1 tablespoon shrimp mixture on half of each wrapper. Moisten edges of wrapper with water; bring 2 opposite corners together. Pinch edges together to seal, forming a triangle.

  3. Bring reserved tea mixture to a boil; add won tons, gently stir, and cook 4 minutes or until won tons float to the top. Ladle 5 won tons and 1 cup broth into each of 4 bowls. Divide bell pepper and onion slices evenly among bowls. Serve immediately.

  4. Note: Ground turkey may be substituted for the ground pork.