Mommy Blog Expert: Easy Chinese New Year Recipes Tofu Wonton Soup + Sweet Egg Tarts Perfect for Year of Monkey

Friday, January 29, 2016

Easy Chinese New Year Recipes Tofu Wonton Soup + Sweet Egg Tarts Perfect for Year of Monkey


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The Chinese New Year and the Year of the Monkey is right around the corner, starting on February 8th. By popular demand, to help you celebrate with lots of deliciousness, here's the post MBE published last year again with several excellent recipes your whole family will likely enjoy.


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Join together in the kitchen to cook and gather around the table to honor the age-old celebration to indulge in a deliciously healthy feast based on nutritious tofu and other products. Try the savory House Foods Tofu Wonton Soup, made with ground beef, mushrooms and spices as an appetizer. Then finish off your festive meal with a sweet original House Foods delight: an easy-to-make Chinese Tofu Egg Tart. Though my own family is not Asian, we love Chinese food so I know both of these will be on the menu at our house.


Chinese New Year decorations, MommyBlogExpert.com

Recipes

Tofu Wonton Soup
Yields 4-6 Servings


House Foods

Ingredients

Wonton:
  • 1 pkg House Foods Premium or Organic Tofu Extra Firm, drained & pressed
  • 1 pkg House Foods All Natural Small Square Wraps
  • 2/3 cup dried shiitake mushrooms, reconstituted and finely chopped
  • 2/3 cup napa cabbage, finely chopped
  • 3 green onions, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, mined or grated
  • 1.5 Tbsp ginger, minced or grated
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1.5 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sake
  • 2 tsp potato starch or arrowroot powder
Soup:
  • 1 (32 oz.) container low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 in. piece ginger finely chopped
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Sesame oil
  • Green onion for garnish

My daughter Sarah's homemade wontons, MommyBlogExpert.com
Directions
1. In a large bowl, crumble Tofu or mash with fork. Add mushrooms, cabbage, green onions, garlic, ginger, sesame oil, soy sauce, sake and potato starch. Mix well with hands.

2. Add water to a small bowl. Lightly wet edges of wrap. Add 1 tsp of filling to the middle of wrap. Fold wrap in half, forming a triangle. Repeat with all wontons and set aside.

3. Next, prepare the soup using a soup pot. Start by heating the sesame oil, the add the garlic and ginger and saute for a few minutes till translucent. Carefully add the chicken broth to the pot and bring to a gentle boil over medium heat. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

4. Lower wontons into soup with a slotted spoon and simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring gently occasionally being careful not to overcook wontons.

5. Laddle into individual soup bowls and garnish each serving with shredded green onion if desired.



Chinese Tofu Sweet Egg Tart
Yields 24 individual mini desserts


House Foods

Ingredients
  • 1/2 pkg House Foods Premium or Organic Tofu Soft
  • 24 phyllo shells (alternate option: 12 mini graham cracker pie shells)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cornstarch
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch salt


Directions
1. Combine Tofu, sugar, cornstarch, egg yolk, vanilla and salt to the bowl of a food processor and puree until smooth to form a custard.

2. Fill each phyllo cup with custard about 1/8 in. from the top of the crust.

3. Bake at 375 degrees for approximately 20 minutes.

4. Cool and serve either warm or at room temperature.


Happy Chinese New Year

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1 comment:

Monica Maloney Heidler said...

How fun! We have a dining club and this is a perfect theme for us.