Friday, March 28, 2008

Chicken and Winter Melon Soup

This soup soothes the body and clears it of heatiness. The chicken gives it the nice brothy taste, while the winter melon works to soothe the body.

Chicken and Winter Melon Soup (serves 2)

1-2 pieces chicken breast or drum stick
1/2 winter melon (the size of about 15 cm in diameter)
6-8 red dates
1 table spoon of wolfberries
2-3 pieces dried scallop

1. Wash and clean the chicken, getting rid of the skin and fats
2. Wash and cut winter melon into cubes
3. Soak and wash red dates. Remove seeds
4. Soak and wash wolfberries
5. Soak dried scallop in water. Save water for later

Cooking steps
1. Blanch the chicken with boiling water to rid of odour and oily fats
2. Place chicken, winter melon, red dates, wolfberries and dried scallop (including the water it was soaked in) into a pot
3. Put enough water to cover the top of the ingredients
4. Put on high and bring to a boil, before turning down to medium to simmer for 1-2 hours
5. Serve hot in individual soup bowls, with chicken and winter melon for a soothing sweet soup

1 comment:

  1. Hey!!! more recipes huh??!! GOOD FOR YOU!!!

    you know what? you should start adding pic next time!!!