I have been in Asian mode lately – and have been giving my WOK a real workout. Here is another great way to use your wok – for A SOUP! – I recently purchased a new WOK at Kohls – because my handle just broke on my sorely overused and abused one the other night. So I broke it in today making this delicious soup for dinner.
FYI – Tonight instead of using raw steak – I used some of the left over roast from Shabbat that I had and just sauteed it up with the rest of the vegetables before adding my broth – and YUM – it really came out terrific! A great way to use leftovers if you have them.
Vegetable WOK SOUP with Mushroom Cashew Wontons
I love making this soup, it is real more a meal than a soup, and is a great dish to make when you need something to serve for a lot of people, but don’t want to spend too much time patchking. Because I am an over zealous mushroom buyer, many times I have an overflow of mushrooms that need to be used up before they go bad, so I make these wontons in advance and freeze them. These wontons are delicious in this soup, or even boiled like a ravioli and paired with a simple alfredo or tomato sauce.
2 packages button mushrooms, sliced
1 package shredded carrots
½ cup cashews
12-15 wonton wrappers
Kosher salt and black pepper to taste
1 tsp. Garlic Powder
2 lb. sliced steak
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 onion, diced
2 red peppers, diced
1 eggplant, cubed
In a food processor, combine 1 ½ cups sliced mushrooms, ½ cup carrots, cashews, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Lay out one wonton wrapper, lightly go around the edges with a small amount of water. Put a small mound of the mushroom mixture in the middle, folding the wonton in half forming a triangle. Set aside.
Heat the remaining olive oil and sesame oil in the wok. Add the onions, and spices, sautéing until soft (about 4 minutes). Add ¼ cup vegetable broth to deglaze the pan. Add the mushrooms, peppers, and carrots until softened.
Mushrooms, carrots, cashews, red peppers, onion, eggplant, steak, scallions, olive oil, sesame oil, vegetable broth, wonton wrappers, garlic powder, ginger powder, cilantro, ground mustard, cayenne pepper