Chicken Soup

Bitter Melon Chicken Soup


Today I continue my efforts to search for a home remedy to help get rid of my cold. I am willing to try anything. Thanks to our small vegetable garden behind the kitchen, we have fresh bitter melons readily available. All I need is some canned soup to make my job easier. Here is the recipe I created:



1  cup diced bitter melons (better if ripen a little)

1  small onion, chopped

1  tablespoon thinly sliced fresh ginger strips

1  can (10 oz)  Campbell’s Chicken with White and Wild Rice Soup

2  cans water  (or more)

Salt and soy sauce as needed

Mix soup and water in a small pot, cook on medium heat until boiling. Add bitter melons, ginger and onion. Cover the pot partially and cook until boiling again. Lower the heat a little, cook 5 more minutes. Season with salt and a few drops of soy sauce if needed. Serve with toasts. Good for a bad cold, like the one I have now.


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