FUZZY MELON DRIED OCTOPUS CHICKEN SOUP




FUZZY MELON DRIED OCTOPUS CHICKEN SOUP

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Servings Prep Time
2 10 ,mins
Cook Time Passive Time
20 mins 5 mins

Servings Prep Time
2 10 ,mins
Cook Time Passive Time
20 mins 5 mins

FUZZY MELON DRIED OCTOPUS CHICKEN SOUP

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Servings Prep Time
2 10 ,mins
Cook Time Passive Time
20 mins 5 mins

Servings Prep Time
2 10 ,mins
Cook Time Passive Time
20 mins 5 mins

Instructions
  1. Rinse honey dates under running water; Put them in a bowl; Fill the bowl with water; Add 1 tsp salt into the water; Leave it for 15 minutes; Remove them; Rinse them under running water again; Drain them.

  2. Rinse dried octopus under running water; Soak it in water for 1 hour; Remove it; Tear off any skin; Drain.

  3. Rinse and drain ginger; Slice a half of the ginger; Peel and slice the remaining.

  4. Rinse fuzzy melons; Slice off the stems; Peel them with a Y-shaped peeler; Cut the melons in halves with a cook’s knife (recommend to handle fuzzy melons with gloves)。

  5. Rinse chicken feet under running water; Drain them; Cut off any nails with a pair of kitchen shears.

  6. Rinse fresh half ham under running water; Pat-dry it with kitchen paper; Cut it into chunks.

  7. Fill a deep pan with water; Add the unpeeled ginger; Bring to the boil over a high heat; Scald the fresh half ham all over in a colander with the boiling ginger water for 3 minutes; Immediately remove it and rinse it under running water till cool; Drain it; Turn off the heat.

  8. Fill a stockpot with 2L water; Add the fresh half ham, the dried octopus, the chicken feet, the dried honey dates and the remaining ginger; Bring to the boil over a high heat; Scoop scum off with a perforated skimmer; Turn to a medium heat; Cook it over a medium heat for 30 minutes; Add the fuzzy melon; Bring to the boil over a high heat again; Turn to a low heat; Cover the pot with its lid; Cook it over a low heat for 1.5 hours; Scoop scum off with the skimmer again; Stir seasonings into the soup; Turn off the heat; Arrange it in a serving bowl and plate; Ready to serve.

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