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Chayote and Pumpkin Soup
Soups and Congees
|Chayote and Pumpkin Soup|
2 chayote, each sliced then diced; seeded if old
½ pound Chinese pumpkin, peeled and diced
2 tomatoes, stems discarded, cut in half-inch pieces
3 dried scallops, soaked for two hours, then pulled apart, string-like
4 Chinese black mushrooms, soaked for half hour, stems discarded, then diced in 1/4-inch pieces
1 pound pork ribs, scalded in two quarts of water, then strained
4 slices young ginger
½ teaspoon round white pepper
1 Tablespoon thin soy sauce
1. Put all ingredients except the soy sauce in two more quarts of tepid water, bring to the boil, reduce the heat, and simmer for two hours.
2. Remove meat from the bones, cut it into half-inch pieces, and discard the bones.
3. Add the soy sauce, stir, and serve.