Saturday, 27 October 2012

Old Cucumber With Dried Scallops Soup (老黄瓜干贝汤)

2 small old cucumber (scrubbed and washed. Cut into big pieces and deseeded)
1 chicken breast with bones (quartered and blanched)
8 dried scallops (soaked in warm water)
12 seedless red dates
1 carrot (cut into big pieces)
3 litres water

1. Boil the water in a big pot.
2. Once the water starts to boil rapidly,  add chicken and the rest of the ingredients into the pot.
3. Boil for 20 minutes.  Reduce the heat and leave the pot covered. Simmer for 2 hours.
4. Turn the heat high and add the salt.  Cool for another 10 minutes before turning off the fire.
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