How to make nude wonton soup and hairy melon?
So, if you’ve been following on in My Thoughts and Stuff I’ve been making efforts to lose weight. I’ve stopped eating bread, pasta and rice. Mum and Dad told me they recently made wonton for a dinner party and it gave me a real hunger for wonton. The problem is the wrapping. So I thought my best compromise would be to make nude wonton. Just to be clear, making nude wonton doesn’t require me to be unclothed while making it!
How do you like your hairy melon?
- 500 g Pork mince
- 30 mL Black bean sauce
- 500 g Raw banana prawns
- 30 mL Soy sauce
- 10 mL Sesame oil
- 2 teaspoons Sugar
- 2 teaspoons Salt
- 1 teaspoon White Pepper
- 1 teaspoon Black pepper
- ⅓ cup Scotch whisky
- 2 tablespoons Cornflour
- 2 Eggs beated
- 1 Spring onion sliced finely
- 1 can Water chestnuts chopped roughly
Remove the skin from the pork rashers, cut into pieces and then mince in my Tupperware® FusionMaster mincer
You can use a food processor or an old-fashioned mincer if you have one
Peel the raw banana prawns and mince some with the pork and cut into small pieces the rest
Keep the prawn heads and shells for stock or put them in a communal rubbish bin so all your neighbours can share the joy of prawn waste in the warm weather for days on end
Wash and peel your hairy melon and then slice
Handle your hairy melon gently
Slap the pork into a bowl a few times (my Mum reckons this makes a difference)
If you're not used to slapping your pork, ask someone who does it regularly
Combine everything (including the whisky) and slap around again (again Mum reckons this is helpful)
Yep, keep slapping your pork
Shape into balls
Make the balls the size you like
Prepare a stock, preferably with pork bones, e.g., ribs and green Asian vegetables, preferably nice hairy melons
Cook for about five minutes per batch
Serve with some of the stock in a bowl
Serve with Chilli sauce and soy
Shoot lots of photographs
Eat with a big smile on your face
Do the dishes
Write a blog post
This is a delicious meal and you'll have enough leftover for steamed pork loaf the following day.
The finished meal in a bowl
This is a gallery of photographs. Click on one of the thumbnails and then scroll through and view each photograph so you can see the steps I took to cook this meal.
Questions and answers
How is the weight loss going?
So far I’ve lost nearly 2 kilograms. It’s been okay so far. I need to continue along this path. I know I tend to eat more on weekends, I just need to be careful.
Is nude wonton as good as clothed wonton?
Well, in my opinion, yes it is. As much as it’s nice to slurp noodles and wrapped wontons, this way I can eat as many as normal but without feeling bloated and full afterwards.
What else can you do with the leftover wonton filling?
You can steam it which is what I will do tomorrow night. Ordinarily, I would eat it with rice but I’ll wrap it in lettuce leaves and enjoy it that way.
How do you prepare hairy melons?
I peeled a nice handful sized hairy melon and cut it into 1 cm thick slices. I simply added the hairy melon slices to the boiling stock. If you’ve never savoured a nice hairy melon I suggest you try one or two.
Could you cook nude wonton while being nude?
Yes, but you need to be careful. There’s a lot of knife work and a lot of boiling water. You don’t want to injure your delicate bits.
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