Winter Melon Soup

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Of all the soups in this recipe ,
this is probably the most plain and
simple soup. All it involves is winter
melon and water. Yet the flavors of
this soup are extraordinary. Winter
melon itself is an excellent ingredient
used for stir-frying, braising, and for
making soups.


Winter melon … 350 - 400g

Ginger … 4 - 5 slices

Green onion … 1

Salt … 1 - 1½ teaspoon

White pepper powder … ½ teaspoon
MSG … ¼ teaspoon (optional)
Szechuan peppercorns … 6 - 8
Sesame oil … 2 teaspoons
Water … 2 cups

1. Cut the winter melon into 3 - 4cm squares that are 1cm thick.

2. Finely chop the green onion.

3. Add salt, white pepper powder, MSG, peppercorn, and ginger
to the water, and bring to a boil.

4. When boiling, add the winter melon. Boil until the winter
melon is completely soft, and dish up.

5. Sprinkle green onions on top, and also spread the sesame oil
on top. Serve.


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