Tuesday, January 5, 2016

冬瓜素肉蜜枣汤 Vegetarian Winter Melon Soup


Winter melon, also known as White Gourd is a popular vegetable used in Chinese cuisine for making soup and stews.
冬瓜,又称为东瓜,是个经常用于煮汤及受欢迎的中餐菜肴。

It is rich in vitamin C, B1, B2 and other minerals which packed with wide phyto-nutrients and medicinal properties ranging from reducing water retention, contingency, heat waves, body detoxification and promotes digestions. In certain medicinal practices, it is also used to assist weight management as it also strengthen our pancreatic functions in regulating blood sugar.
冬瓜含有丰富的维生素C,B1,B2 及广泛的植物营养素而被中医看重于冬瓜的药物功效。冬瓜有清热解毒,去水肿通力小便之功效。此外它在医学疗法上也普及用于减肥上,通过增强我们的胰岛功能控制血糖,以免糖转为脂肪。


冬瓜素肉蜜枣汤
Vegetarian Winter Melon Soup

Ingredients 材料
(A)
150g Chickpeas 鹰嘴豆
25g Dried Mushroom Stems 香菇丁
200g Vegetarian Mutton Meat 素羊肉
6pcs Red Dates 红枣
2pcs Dried Honey Dates 蜜枣干
1-2 Sweet Corn 甜玉米 (optional)
3.5 Lit Water 清水


(B)
600g Winter Melon 冬瓜

(C)
1/2 Tbsp Mushroom Powder 香菇粉
2 Tsp Salt 盐
Pepper 胡椒粉

Directions 步骤

Soak chickpeas and mushroom stems for 5-6 hours. Drain.
鹰嘴豆与香菇丁泡沉5至6小时。洗净沥干。

Peel and cut winter melon into chunks.

冬瓜去皮切块。

Wash vegetarian mutton meat thoroughly and scald briefly with boiling water to remove excess oil. Drain.
把素羊肉彻底洗净再以滚水烫以烫去除油脂。

Transfer all ingredients (A) into a deep bowl pressure cooker and cook under medium low heat for  40 mins or more.
将材料A放入高压力锅以中小火煮40分钟以上。


Remove from heat.  Allow the pressure cooker to sit for 30 minutes to release the pressure before removing the lid.
熄火,再让锅里的困住的蒸汽慢慢散发,千万不要把锅盖打开。一直等到30分钟后才可把锅盖打开。


Transfer the soup and ingredients into a deep pot.  Add in (B) winter melon and put the pot back to boil for 30 minutes.
再把汤及料转入另个汤锅。加入B冬瓜块再继续以中小火焖煮30分钟以上至冬瓜软化即可。

Season with mushroom powder, salt and pepper. Serve.
熄火前加入香菇粉,盐巴与胡椒粉调味。






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