I get an organic vegetable bow delivery each week and it has a big mixture of produce (many of which I have no clue what they are). One of the veg I had never come across before was a wintermelon and I am ashamed to say I didn’t know what to do with it so it often went to waste. So here’s to you wintermelon and may you never go to waste again.
½ wintermelon (peeled and cubed)
Dried Wakame seaweed (your choice of how much)
5 cloves of garlic
½ bunch of coriander
Dried tofu (2 long strips crushed)
500ml vegetable stock (homemade from veg scraps or store bought)
2 tbsp Chinese five spice
1 tbsp soy sauce
Pour stock into a pan on a medium heat and add in wintermelon, seaweed and five spice and let simmer for 2/3 minutes.
Add the crushed dried tofu and garlic to the pan and leave to simmer on a low heat for 10 minutes. Depending on how soupy you like your soup you can add more water before this step.
Chop the coriander and add to the soup with the soy sauce, give it a good stir and then leave to simmer on low for another 5 minutes.
Grab a bowl and eat some delicious soup!