Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Winter Melon Soup

Another of my favourite soup for the following reasons:
1) its cheap, one piece 1 - 1.5 inch thick costs ard $2
2) it has a very subtle sweet taste
3) its easily available in the supermarket
4) its has cooling properties

What do you need?
- chicken bones of 1/2 chicken
- 1 piece of winter melon (ard 1 to 1.5 inch thick)
- wolfberry (1 handful)
- 5 dried dates
- 2 dried figs
- 6 small dried scallops

How to do it?
Blanch chicken bones with boiling water to remove the bloody water

In a big pot, bring water to boil (approx 2 - 3 litres)
Remove skin and seeds of winter melon, cut into 2 cm thick slices
Wash wolfberry, dates, figs and scallops
Dump all the ingredients into the pot of boiling water, bring to boil.
Cover with lid and continue to simmer for at least 1.5 - 2 hours on medium to low heat.
Can simmer up to 4 hours if you have the patience.
See the colour of the soup at the end of 2 hrs....


Ruth said...

yum yum....oh u peeled off the winter melon skin? thot it is usually boiled together in the soup?

Food of life said...

no leh, i always cut the skin off, dont ask me why... just thought i should remove it. Haha.