I have a cold, and whenever I'm sick, soup is all I want. It can be homemade or store bought, but it must be tasty and warm. I was lucky to be at my mom's when my cold began because she had made a super yummy dumpling soup.
That was Saturday, and since, I have recreated my own version of mom's dumpling soup twice! Mom's recipes are always easy and quick and require very few ingredients which is why I thought I would share it.
- 8 cups stock of your choice
- 1/4 cup finely chopped ginger
- 1 cup cooked corn kernels [frozen or fresh]
- 1 bunch kale
- 1 carrot sliced on the bias
- 1 package of frozen dumplings
- Bring stock to a boil; then reduce to simmer
- Add chopped ginger and sliced carrots
- Continue to simmer until carrots are tender [approx 10-15 minutes depending on the thickness]
- Add corn, kale and dumplings and continue to simmer with lid on until dumplings are cooked and kale is at desired tenderness
- Add spices as necessary
I like to add a lot of fresh ginger; it's the key ingredient for me. Not everyone shares my love for ginger, so it's easy to reduce the quantity or eliminate altogether. Kale provides a wonderful texture and color, but I'm sure using other braising or asian greens would be equally tasty. As for the dumplings, the bite size type are more manageable, especially for small kids, and are my preference, but go with whatever you like.
So, this is just a starting point. I know there are many, many recipes for dumpling soup, but this was so tasty and comforting I had to share.
ps - apologies for the poor photo…taken with iphone in low light!