Winter Melon Soup

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Winter Melon Soup
Winter melon and mixed vegetable are rich in dietary fibre, they do not only stimulate bowel movement but also maintain gastrointestinal health.
Ingredients: (To Serve 4)
Winter melon1/2 catty (320g)
Frozen mixed vegetables1/2 cup
Minced pork (lean)2 taels (80g)
Water4 cups (960 ml)
Marinade for the pork:
Salt1/8 teaspoon
Sugar1/4 teaspoon
Shaoxing wine1 teaspoon
White pepperA pinch
Seasonings:
Salt1/4 teaspoon
White pepperA pinch
Cooking Method:
1.Marinate the minced pork.
2.Rinse the winter melon. Remove the skin and seeds. Dice the winter melon. Rinse and defrost the frozen mixed vegetables.
3.Boil the water. Add in the winter melon. When it reaches the boiling point again, turn to medium heat and cook the winter melon until soft (around 30 minutes). Add in the minced meat and mixed vegetables and boil for another 15 minutes. Add the seasoning to taste.
Per Serving:
Energy(kcal)128
Carbohydrate(g)6
Protein(g)5
Fat(g)1
Cholesterol(mg)12
Dietary Fibre(g)1.5
Sodium(mg)241
The energy and nutrient content above is estimated according to the information compiled from the USDA Nutrient data Laboratory. Values are for reference only.
This recipe is provided by the Elderly Health Service, Department of Health.
Extract from CookSmart, Issue 26