Thursday, May 29, 2014

Curried Pot Sticker and Vegetable Soup

My friend Dan Clark has some fabulous recipes that he shares in an online recipe group I belong to. I've shared his chili mac in the past and make it whenever I need a cozy little taste of Tex-Mex cooking. But his recipes don't stop at Tex-Mex. This little jewel of his is Asian inspired and really simple in comparison to some of the Asian soups I've tried to make. If you like the flavor of curry, this is a soup for you. His soup has chicken and rice noodles, but I couldn't wait to make this and used what was in my freezer- Tai Pei frozen chicken pot stickers. It worked like a charm and I know the secret to this soup is the flavorful broth- so you could add rice, spaghetti or lots of veggies and you'd be happy with this bowlful of goodness. Ready to cook and get this on the table in about an hour? Let's go!

Curried Pot Sticker and Vegetable Soup
Inspired by Dan and Jerry
Serves 6

1 small onion chopped
1 T canola oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper (Dan uses 1 tsp)
1 T curry powder- I used McCormick regular (not spicy) curry powder, it sounds like a lot, but it is a curry soup
1-1/2 tsp poultry seasoning
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp ground cayenne pepper
1/2 dried Anaheim chile chopped
6 cups chicken broth
3/4 cup white wine
3 green onions sliced
3 cloves garlic chopped
3 celery stalks chopped
3 carrots chopped
12 frozen pot stickers
3/4 cup frozen peas
Garnish with cilantro

Prep your raw vegetables and dried chile.

 Combine all your dry spices.

In large soup pan on medium low heat, add the canola oil and onions. Soften (sweat) onions for a few minutes and add your spice mixture and stir the spices into the softened onions. Let cook a few more minutes until the aroma is permeating your kitchen. Add the wine, broth and the rest of the fresh vegetables and dried chile. Bring to a boil, cover and lower heat to a very low simmer.

Simmer broth and vegetables on stove top for 45 minutes covered. Now add the pot stickers, cook 5 minutes with lid on. Add your peas, cook another 2 minutes and your soup is done. Garnish with cilantro and serve.

Super fabulous dish Dan and Jerry. Thank you both once again for inspiring me!


DeeDee2012 said...

This sounds so good! Going to have to put this on my list to do soon!

Linda said...

Isn't it funny how our list of "to dos" just gets longer and longer? This little gem had my name on it and I knew if I didn't make it immediately it would probably get forgotten. This was very gooooood, you will like and it's not time consuming. As always, thanks for stopping by, xxoo

Melissa said...

Linda, I love curry and this soup would really hit the spot! Great recipe. xoxo

Linda said...

Thanks Melissa. Hope you give it a try, I'm going to make it again for sure:)