California Avocado-Mushroom Wonton Soup
IngredientsWontons 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 3 Tbsp. soy sauce 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. cornstarch 1/2 Tbsp. freshly grated ginger 1/4 tsp. salt 1 egg, beaten 72 thin wonton strips Soup 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 Garnish 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.
- 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
*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.
As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados