Unlike its name suggested, winter melon in Hong Kong is not only available in winter but also other seasons. Actually this dish is more popular during summer as it is light and healthly that appeals more to our appetite when the weather is hot and humid.
- 200g winter melon
- 3 pcs dried dried black mushroom
- 3 pcs dried scallop
- 50g shelled shrimps
- 200g cooked rice
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp sugar
- a pinch of white pepper
1) Dice shrimps, mushrooms, and water melon into similar size of cubes (~1/2 cm)
2) Rinse dried scallop and soak them in 1 cup of water for about one hour. Then briefly tear the scallops into strips and transfer them into a pot with the water retaining from soaking (this gives the soup a better taste) . Add another 1 cup of water together with shrimps, mushrooms and winter melon. Bring to boil.
3) Add the cooked rice, seasoning, again cook until boil.
May try to replace shrimps by fish fillets or even pork. If frozen type of shrimp or fish is used, suggest to marinade it with a pinch of salt and white pepper first. Don’t bother if you don’t find it convenient to cook rice, the soup is good enough to consume alone. Enjoy no matter which!
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