Soup Name: Chicken Feet and Wintermelon Soup
Traditional Chinese Name: 冬瓜雞腳湯 (dōng guā jī jiǎo tāng)
Amount serves: 5-6 large soup bowls (around 300 mL each)
What Ingredients are required?
How do I prepare it?
- Soak the gingo biloba and lotus seed in warm water for 10 minutes
- Rinse and cut off the nails on your chicken feet
- In a small pot of boiling water, blanch your chicken feet for 5 minutes
- Remove chicken feet from boiling water, strain and set aside
- Boil your soup water
- When the soup boils, throw all the ingredients together
- Boil on high (covered) for 30 minutes, reduce to a medium boil for another 30 minutes (you can continue to boil or use a thermal cooker to keep it hot, as some people love their chicken feet super soft)
- Serve and enjoy!
- This soup is excellent for cooling down the body and heat from hot summer days
- Chicken feet is an excellent source of collagen and is low in fat
- Women in their first trimester of pregnancy should avoid as it is an extremely cooling soup and may cause contractions (you can add more ginger slices to “heat” up the soup)
- Melon soups are best consumed within same day as keeping melon soups overnight or over an extended period will make the melons sour (and so will your soup!)