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Winter Melon Soup with Pork Ribs

Winter Melon Soup with Pork Ribs

It can warm up your stomach during the harsh winter!

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  • Salty
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In Chinese medicine, winter melon is most suitable for people with kidney problems, diabetes, and high blood pressure. This soup is very healthy, soothing and delicious.

Ingredients

Directions

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Pre-cook Pork Ribs

Cut pork ribs into around 2inch (5cm) cubes on each side.

Put them in a pot, add cold water to cover the top of ribs. Turn on the heat to high until the water is boiling, turn down the heat to medium or low, and skim off scum. Cook another 2-3 minutes.

Remove from heat, use a strainer, pour ribs into it (you can pour throw out the soup).
Give ribs a final rinse in cold water, then set aside to dry.

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Chop Winter Melon

When pre-cooking ribs in Step 1, I chopped the winter melon into large cubes.

First, we need to remove the seeds of the winter melon.

Second, peel off the skin of winter melon, it is very thick and difficult to remove. What you need to do is use a large/heavy knife, cut the whole winter melon into large pieces , then cut the skin off.

Finally, chop each large pieces into cubes.

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Re-Cook Ribs

Move ribs to a large/deep pot, add cold water to cover the top of ribs. (you can add more water depends on how deep your pot is.)
Also, add 1 tbsp. of cooking wine, 4 slices of ginger and 1 green onion to the pot.

Turn on the heat to high. While the water is boiling, turn down to low heat and cover the top.

Cook for 1.5 hours.

Tip: If your pot cover is like mine which doesn't have an air-bleed hole, you can use a toothpick at the edge between the pot and cover.

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Add Winter Melon

After 1.5 hours, the ribs should be very tender. Now it's time to add winter melon.

Turn up the heat to medium-low, add winter melon on the top. Cover the pot and cook for 10-15 minutes until winter melon is soft.

Then add salt to taste before turn off the heat.

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Place Your Dish!

For presentation, add some fine chopped green onions on the top before serving. :)

Sandy Z.

My name is Sandy I'm just a Chinese girl living in the US and I love food! I absolutely love bringing unique Chinese flavors and dishes to everyone's table. Feel free to try out a few recipes! New Food for a New Mood!

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings:
1.9 lbs Pork Spare Ribs Choose Spare Ribs for Soup
1 lbs Winter Melon
1 tbsp Cooking Wine
4 slices Ginger
1 Green Onion
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