Creamy Winter Melon and Carrot Soup
Quite a fun and easy way to serves creamy soup if you do not really like clear soup and want some texture in it. For a light orange color or more creamy colour soup, reduce the amount of carrot (few slices) used and increase the winter melon portion. Have fun, it is all based on individual preferences.
Preparation: 10 mins, Cooking time: 25 mins
° 350g winter melon (weight after peeling), cut into small chunks
° 75g carrot,
cut into mall chunks
° 50g shiitake mushroom, sliced
° 350ml water or vegetable stock
° 1 piece (25g) vegetarian ham, sliced thinly
° salt and pepper to taste
° granulated mushroom bouillon (optional), to taste
° some coriander, for garnish
1. Place the winter melon, carrot and water in a pot and bring to a boil. Simmer for 5-8 minutes or until winter melon and carrot are tender.
2. Transfer to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth and creamy.
3. Place the mushrooms, vegetarian ham and soup puree in a pot and bring to a boil. Season to taste with salt, pepper and granulated mushroom bouillon.
4. Ladle the soup into individual serving bowls, garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve.