recipe / simple wonton soup

since i had jay i am all about making the easiest dinners possible. trader joe's has been key in keeping things simple. i have come up with lots of delicious and easy recipes using their ingredients. last week i had a strange craving for wonton soup. after some pinterest searching, i found a few recipes and combined the things that i thought would be good. this dinner was super easy and took about 15 minutes (most of which was just cooking vegetables).


simple wonton soup:

-1 package trader joe's frozen chicken gyoza (or whichever gyoza or wontons you prefer).

-1 container of trader joe's celery, carrots and onions (it all comes pre-chopped especially for making soups!) (i think it's a cup of each if you're crazy and want to cut everything yourself)

-handful of sugar snap peas (i cut the ends off mine and cut them in half)

-8 cups chicken broth (trader joe's has little gooey packets of broth mix that you just add to water)

-3 tablespoons soy sauce

-2 teaspoons sesame oil (this stuff is expensive so if you don't already have it you might just want to skip it!)

-2 teaspoons minced/crushed garlic

-1 1/2 teaspoons sriracha


first: make the broth by combining the chicken broth, soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, and sriracha

second: once you have everything combined, add in the celery, onions and carrots. simmer until cooked- it took 10-15 minutes for mine. add in the sugar snap peas when the veggies are almost all the way cooked. i made the mistake of adding mine too early so they got mushy. i like them to keep their snap.

third: once everything else is done add the frozen gyoza and simmer for 2 more minutes. take the soup off heat.

fourth: devour.