|Winter Melon Chicken Soup|
1 winter melon about 2 lb
4 - 6 dried scallop, washed
1/2 chicken, washed and removed skin
1/2 teaspoon peppercorns, slightly smashed
8 - 10 seedless red dates, washed
4 - 8 soloman 's seal herbs ( yoke chok), washed
7 cups water
salt to taste
Boil some water to blanch the chicken for a while. Remove from water and set aside. Throw the water
Wash and remove winter melon seeds, chop into pieces. In a deep pot, bring the water to rolling
boil and add all ingredients to boil except salt.
Let everything in the pot to boil on medium /high heat for about 5 - 10 minutes before switch it to low
and let it simmer for about 2 hours. You may also transfer the soup to a crockpot/slow cooker but it
may take longer time, say about 3 hours.
When the soup is ready, add salt to taste and serve.