Therefore, this won ton soup recipe which some of you have asked for, are more like...guidelines.
I say "ish" when I'm not exactly sure how much I put in.
1 lemongrass stalk with two outer leaves removed, pounded and chopped finely
1 3" chunk fresh ginger, grated finely
3 cloves garlic, through garlic press
2 TBS (ish) red curry paste
(Alternatively, I have not chopped the lemongrass, ginger, garlic finely but I will add them whole or in large chunks, and then pull them out after simmering for a few hours. I usually NEVER use curry paste either so, that's optional.)
Saute these 4 ingredients in 1-2 TBS vegetable oil until very fragrant, then add:
10-12 cups broth (I didn't have any broth so I added a couple ramen noodles seasoning packets).
3 TBS (ish) soy sauce
2 TBS (ish) fish sauce
Let simmer as long as you like.
Taste and add more of whatever! Sometimes I add a teeny bit of sugar, sometimes I add a tiny bit of seasoned rice vinegar, sometimes I add some Japanese fish base soup stock. You can't go wrong. If it gets too salty...add some water!
Won ton filling:
1/4 lb ground pork
1/2 can water chestnuts, chopped finely
3 green onions, chopped finely
1" chunk of ginger, grated finely
2 TBS oyster sauce
1 tsp soy sauce
Mix well. This is where I would say to taste a smidge and see if it's salty enough but I don't want to freak anyone out.
Wrap the won tons.
Get the broth boiling like crazy. Add wontons (one at a time) and delicately stir. I've really messed up my wontons by adding them to the broth without the broth being hot enough. And sometimes the wontons fall apart and I don't know why.
Add veggies to boil briefly.
Top with sliced green onions. Enjoy.