This Primal recipe for wonton soup will save you time and unnecessary carbs. Just skip the wonton wrappers—it’s as simple as that. Instead, roll the ground pork filling into tiny meatballs and drop them directly into a pot of simmering broth. In a few minutes, the juicy little meatballs flavored with tamari, ginger and sesame oil are done. Ladle the gluten-free won ton soup into a bowl, garnish with scallions, and dinner is served.
The broth for this wonton soup is easy to make and deeply flavorful. Just take chicken stock and simmer briefly with ginger, green onions, and kombu. Kombu is a type of seaweed sold in dried strips. It adds minerals (like iodine, magnesium, manganese and iron) to broth. It also adds very subtle umami flavor. Kombu is a great supplemental food to keep in your panty. It keeps almost indefinitely and can be added to any type of soup without noticeably affecting the flavor. It’s a really easy way to get some of the health benefits of seaweed, without actually eating seaweed.
1 2-inch piece of ginger, sliced into thin coins, plus 1 teaspoon grated ginger
1 pound ground pork
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
3 teaspoons tamari, soy sauce or coconut aminos
½ teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
4 small handfuls baby spinach or baby bok choy leaves
In a large, wide pot, gently simmer the chicken stock with the strip of kombu, green onions, and the sliced ginger. Simmer for 20 minutes while you prepare the ground pork.
In a medium bowl, combine the ground pork, 1 teaspoon grated ginger, garlic cloves, tamari (or soy sauce, or coconut aminos), salt and sesame oil. Form the meat into small, walnut-sized meatballs, about 22 meatballs.
Drop the meatballs into the pot of simmering broth. Cook 6 to 8 minutes, until meat is no longer pink in the center.
Put a handful of baby spinach or baby bok choy into each serving bowl. Pour the hot broth and meatballs over the greens in each bowl. (The strip of kombu can be removed from the broth and discarded or chopped up and added back to the broth.)
Serve soup with sesame oil, chopped green onions and chili oil, if desired.