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 How to Cook Winter Melon Soup with Dried Shrimps?

How to Cook Winter Melon Soup with Dried Shrimps?

Written by Candice SongUpdated Nov. 22, 2023

Winter melon soup with dried shrimps is a simple and delicious home style of cooking. It involves cooking a delicate winter melon with tasty dried shrimps. It is very suitable for pregnant women. The winter melon is full of water and counteracts the summer heat. The dried shrimps are a good source of calcium for pregnant women.

Ingredients and Seasonings

Main ingredients: 300g winter melon, 15g dried shrimps, 2g green onions

Winter Melon Soup with Dried Shrimps

Seasonings: 15g cooked lard, 5g sesame oil, and 4g salt

Winter Melon Soup with Dried Shrimps

(The amount of the seasonings listed above can be adjusted according to personal taste.)


1. Clean the dried shrimps and soak them for 5 minutes with hot water. If there are any big ones, dice them into smaller pieces.

2. Peel the winter melon and dice it into pieces.

3. Clean and dice the chives into small pieces.

Cooking Instructions:

1. Pour some water and the cooked lard into a pot. Boil the water.

2. Add the winter melon, dried shrimps and salt into the pot. Boil them for about 8 minutes. Add and mix the chives and monosodium glutamate evenly. Pour the sesame oil into the pot.

3. The winter melon soup with dried shrimps is ready. Serve it into a soup bowl.

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