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Chinese-Style Winter Melon and Sakura Shrimp Soup Flavored with Ginger

Chinese-Style Winter Melon and Sakura Shrimp Soup Flavored with Ginger

Enjoy this soup with the highly nutritious water content of winter melon while boosting your metabolism with a touch of ginger.

Ingredients: 3 or more servings

Winter melon
300 g
Sakura shrimp, large
1
Japanese leek
as needed
Seasoning:
☆ Water
3 cups (600 ml)
☆ Chinese soup stock
1 tablespoon
☆ Coarse salt
1 teaspoon or more
★ Ginger (grated)
1 teaspoon
★ Soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon
★ Sesame oil (for finishing)
2 teaspoons

Steps

1. The photo shows 1/2 of a winter melon. Cut it in half lengthwise, then remove the seeds and pith with a spoon.
2. Cut off the skin, then chop the flesh into thin slices.
3. Add a small amount of sesame oil (not listed) to a pot, then lightly sauté the shrimp. Once it is cooked through, add the ingredients marked ☆ and the winter melon. Simmer until tender.
4. Once the winter melon becomes translucent and tender, add the ingredients marked ★. Transfer to individual bowls, sprinkle with sliced leeks, and serve.

Story Behind this Recipe

Winter melon is said to be comprised of 95% water content. As a diuretic, it's good for dieters, and it's also full of potassium. I came up with this Chinese style soup so that you can absorb the full nutrients of winter melon. Boost your metabolism with a touch of ginger!