I had a block of seitan left over from the fried chicken I made so I decided to boil the block whole, cut some piece up and turn it into wonton and this is what I ended up concocting from it. I would suggest adding some salt to the recipe as it was a wee bit bland. I decided not to add anymore salt because I figured there was some in the bouillon I had added for the broth.
- 1 pkg. wonton wrappers
- 1 block of seitan (see fried chicken post for seitan recipe)
- 4 cups water
- 1 tbsp. veggie bouillon
- 1 tbsp. sugar
- 1 tbsp. garlic powder
- 2 star anise
- 1 cup daikon (sliced and halved)
- 1 cup carrots (sliced)
- 1 cup chayote (sliced)
Preparing your wonton is actually pretty simple, especially if you're using already prepared seitan because all you have to do is cut them into small cubes and fold them into the wonton wrapper. First, place your wonton wrapper on the table and water the edges. Fold the seitan into your wonton wrapper by set your seitan in the middle of your wonton wrapper, folding one corner to the opposite side to create a triangle. Press down on the edges so they adhere and blanket the seitan wrapped inside. You should now have a perfect right triangle. With the two ends, take one side, wet the tip and attach this to the other corner. Your finished product should look something like the picture below. Continue this step until you run out of either your wonton wrappers or seitan.
After you have prepared your wontons, now it's time to prepare your broth. In a medium sauce pan boil 4 cups of water. Once the water has come to a boil, add your veggie bouillon, spices and vegetables. Simmer your broth for about 20 mins. Adding the vegetables at this point will allow them to suck in all that flavor for every bite you take into each piece. I also like my vegetables a little soft. If you like your vegetables a little harder add in the carrots a little later as they are the ones that get the softest, the daikon and chayote will hold its form and not be mushy. After you have simmered your brother for about 20 minutes, add in your wonton (I also added kelp noodles to mine) and boil until soft. Once your wonton is nice and soft transfer to some bowls for serving and there you bon appetite!