Green marrow soup (毛瓜汤)

If you’re wondering what’s green marrow, here it is:

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Green marrow is usually cooked in soups and it contains carbohydrates, protein, vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin C, riboflavin, fructose, carotene, phosphorus, calcium, iron and other minerals. It’s considered ‘neutral’ compared to wintermelon which has ‘cooling’ properties.

Green marrow soup

green marrow soup

Green marrow soup (毛瓜汤)
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Serves: 4
  • 1 green marrow
  • 250g pork ribs
  • 3 chicken carcasses
  • 10g dried scallop
  • 8 red dates (pitted)
  • 1 teaspoon bitter and sweet almonds
  • salt and/or fish sauce to taste
  • 1 soup pot water (about 3L)
  1. Blanch the pork ribs and chicken bones.
  2. Rinse the dried scallop.
  3. Remove the skin and seeds of the green marrow and chop it into chunks.
  4. Place the pork ribs, chicken bones, red dates, bitter and sweet almonds into a soup bag.
  5. Put the soup bag of ingredients and the dried scallop into a soup pot of water and bring it to a boil. Turn down the fire to low and simmer for 2 hours.
  6. Add the green marrow and boil for about 20min.
  7. Add salt and/or fish sauce to taste before serving.

If you liked this recipe, you may also like old cucumber soup and winter melon soup.

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