Wednesday, December 29, 2010

English Gourd and Carrot Soup


English gourd or chayote can be found at very reasonable price in hypermarket. I bought one less than MYR1. Besides using it for stir-frying, it's a good ingredients for soup boiling. Both cooking methods are  great with the natural sweetness of English gourd.


English Gourd and Carrot Soup

Ingredients:
1 English gourd, cored and cut into cubes
1 carrot, peeled and cut into bite-sized
8 red dates, pitted
250gm of pork ribs
1 liter water

Seasonings:
Light soy sauce or salt to taste

Steps:
1. Blanch the pork ribs in boiling water, drain and set aside.
2. Add English gourd, carrot, pork ribs and red dates into the inner pot of slow cooker. 
3. Bring 1 liter water to a boil. Pour it over the ingredients.
4.Simmer under high heat for 2 hours, and turn to low heat for the last few hours.
5. Add seasonings and serve hot. 

10 comments:

Priya said...

Soup looks fabulous..i dont bother to grab and finish that bowl immediately..

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

The carrots are so cute.
I'll make them this way next time too, my girls will go gaga over them.

daphne said...

yum! and what a cute way u have cut the carrots. It's true that veges makes simple and delicious soups.

Joanne said...

I still haven't tried chayote yet but you are making me think that I need to! This looks delicious.

TasteHongKong said...

Agree, chayote is always good at adding subtle sweetness to soups. I like this nourishing soup, which also helps warm my body.
By the way, wish you a happy, healthy 2010!

Mei Teng said...

I am not familiar with English gourd but perhaps I may have tasted it without knowing that it's called English gourd. Most gourds look the same to me...except for bitter gourd.

babe_kl said...

Wishing you and your family a splendid year ahead with good tidings coming your way. Happy New Year!

tigerfish said...

You know I like to cook with chayote but I did not know it is also known as English Gourd ;O

ICook4Fun said...

I like Asian soup in any way but never use chayote for it before. I have to try this out. Happy Near Year to you!!

Jess said...

I'm not a huge cook- I'm much more of a bake, but these carrots are absolutely adorable in the soup!!
Thanks for posting, I'm lovin' it!
Jess : )
www.livininthekitchen.wordpress.com

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