California Avocado-Mushroom Wonton Soup
|8||oz.||Crimini or white mushrooms, chopped coarsely*|
|3||medium California Avocados (ripe but firm), cut in tiny dice|
|1/4||cup||medium sherry wine|
|1/2||cup||finely chopped green onion (white and pale green only)|
|1||Tbsp.||+ 1 teaspoon Fresh lemon juice|
|1||Tbsp.||+ 1 teaspoon Asian (toasted) sesame oil|
|1/2||Tbsp.||freshly grated ginger|
|72||thin wonton strips|
|4 1/2||qt.||Seasoned broth (recipe follows)**|
|3/4||lb.||shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and sliced*|
|2||California Avocados, cut in 3/8" dice|
|6||oz.||baby spinach leaves|
|1/2||cup||fresh lemon juice|
|As needed||As needed Coriander leaves|
|As needed||As needed Carrot threads***|
|*You may use one or more varieties of mushrooms.|
|**Simmer, covered, 5 quarts clear vegetable stock or clear chicken stock, 2 ounces sliced ginger, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 2 tablespoons medium sherry wine, and salt to taste for 30 minutes.|
|***To make carrot threads, pull zester down length of peeled carrot; repeat.|
As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados
- Gently combine mushroom and avocado with remaining ingredients.
- Lay out wonton wrappers a batch at a time with bottom point facing you (diamond shape). Brush a border of egg around wrap. Put a generous teaspoon of filling in the lower half of the diamond. Fold over top point to meet bottom to form a triangle; tightly seal edges by pressing firmly. Brush egg on tip of right triangle on each filled wonton. Bring it around to form a circle with left triangle; press firmly to join.
- Cook wontons in batches in lightly salted boiling water until firm, 2 to 3 minutes; remove with a slotted spoon. Reserve cooked wontons.
- Heat 3/4 cup seasoned broth, 1/2 ounce shiitake slices, 2 tablespoons diced avocado, a few baby spinach leaves, and 1 teaspoon lemon juice. When liquid comes to a simmer, add 3 wontons; heat through. Pour into serving bowl; garnish with some coriander leaves and carrot threads