Slow Cooker Shark’s Fin Melon Pork Rib Soup 鱼翅瓜排骨汤
Shark’s fin melon is a popular ingredient (a type of squash) used in Chinese soups. It is so named because it breaks apart into slivers resembling shark’s fin as it cooks. Its name on Wikipedia is so scientific (“Cucurbita ficifolia”).. if you’re not from Asia, I wonder if you’ve heard of this melon?
Pork Rib Apple Soup
*Sorry for the lousy picture. It was taken at 8.30 pm, where there’s no sunlight! Soup has got to one of the most fail-proof dishes. Really, there is only ONE true component to making tasty soup: time. You can make a really sweet and savoury soup with just a few basic ingredients. If I’m trying to go meatless, the most basic soup would be ABC soup: corn, carrot, potato and onion. If I really want a rich, full bodied soup, I add pork ribs and honey dates, and boil for at least 2.5 hours over the stove top. You could also cook the soup in your slow cooker for 7…