Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Asian Dumplings in Ginger Broth

Asian Dumplings in Ginger Broth:

½ bunch cilantro
4 and 1/2-ounce cans chicken broth
2 tablespoons minced ginger
8 ounces ground turkey
2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
20 wonton wrappers

Remove leaves from cilantro and chop them to yield 3 tablespoons; reserve stems. Combine broth, cilantro stems, and 1 tablespoon of the minced ginger in a Dutch oven and simmer 10 minutes; strain and reserve broth. Meanwhile, combine turkey, teriyaki sauce, chopped cilantro leaves, remaining 1 tablespoon of the minced ginger, ¼ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper in a large bowl. Place one heaping teaspoon of the turkey mixture on each wonton wrapper. Moisten edges with water, fold one edge over to form a triangle, and pinch edges together to form a seal. Bring broth to a simmer in a Dutch oven and drop dumplings in, a few at a time. Simmer until dumplings float, about 5 minutes. Remove dumplings from broth and divide evenly among 4 serving bowls. Ladle 1 cup of broth into each bowl. Garnish with whole cilantro leaves. Makes 4 servings.

This recipe is great if you enjoy fine Asian cuisine. It's fairly cheap and simple to make and is good for those who are on a tight budget! All the ingredients shouldn't cost more than 8$ all together, and I'm sure you'll have extras to make something else, or this again for another time!

I don't have the exact calorie information, but broths/soups in general are very good to have when cutting back, they're filling and usually contain a small amount of calories as it's mostly water-based liquids. It has ground turkey which is a great source of protein and has good amount of carbs for energy!

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