Steamed Melon Soup Recipe



Steamed Melon Soup Recipes

Ingredients :

1

3 tablespoons

1 cup

4

1/2 cup

2 cm

5 cups

2 teaspoons

Chinese winter melon

lotus seeds

chicken meat, diced

Chinese mushrooms, diced

button mushrooms

piece ginger, sliced

chicken stock

salt

Method :
  1. Slice off 2.5 cm from the top of the melon.
  2. Using a tablespoon, scoop out the soft center of the melon, so you get a bowl shaped melon.
  3. The top of the melon bowl could be decorated.
  4. Place the melon bowl in a large pan of boiling water.
  5. The water should cover the melon completely.
  6. Cover and cook over low heat for 20 minutes.
  7. Remove the melon and place it in a basin of cold water.
  8. Drain well and stand the melon in a heatproof bowl.
  9. Soak the lotus seeds in cold water overnight to soften.
  10. Boil for 30 minutes until tender.
  11. Leave in cold water to cool, then peel off the skin and push out the shoot from the top.
  12. Place the chicken meat, Chinese mushrooms, button mushrooms, lotus seeds and ginger in the melon and add enough stock to fill slightly more than 3/4 of the melon.
  13. Add salt and steam the melon for 11/2 hours.
  14. Serve hot as it is.

Serves 4 - 6


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