Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Pork-In Bone with Shark fin Melon Soup

Last weekend we was in Cameron Highland for my 1st visit.We saw plenty of strawberry,vegetables ,flower and tea plantation.My mom bought plenty of flowers and strawberry since she is a flower and fruit lover.She also bought a shark fin melon or Spaghetti Squash (Cucurbita Ficifolia).This type of melon is really special and have plenty of health benefit.It's look like glass noodles when cooked.I really enjoy having this comfort soup especially cooked by my mom.If you have never try this type of melon,you should try once,it's really delicious!! The best way to make this melon is to cook as soup!


1 Cucurbita Ficifolia or shark fin melon,about 2 kg ,removed skin,seeds and cut into 8 pieces
2 large pieces pork-in bone,blanched with hot water to remove excess fats and greased
6-8 pieces salted radish,washed
2 liter water or more
1 tbsp white pepper,crushed
salted to taste

1:Wash blanched pork-in bone with cold water.Prepare medium stock pot with water at high heat.When water rolling boil add in pork in bone and salted radish,reduce heat to medium.
2:Cover the stock pot with a lid,simmer the stock for 45 minutes or longer before add in crushed white pepper and cut melon.
3:Let's the melon boil for another 30 minutes before add in salt to taste.Do not over boil the melon,it's will disintegrated .Remove soup from heat and serve warm.


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