Chef John

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Chef John’s Cooking Class | Pumpkin Meatball Soup

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Pumpkin with meatballs is a warm, comforting and filling dish to have on a crisp autumn night. The pumpkin is creamy soft. The meatball is chewy. The broth is clear and rich. It tastes umami and sweet. You can easily make this dish with an easy recipe that will guide you step by step.

CUISINES: Chinese
LEVEL: EASY
SERVING: 2 People
TIME: 30 min
COOKING TIME: 20 min
INGREDIENTS:
  • 10 oz. Kabocha
  • 【Meatball Seasoning】
  • 12 oz. Ground pork
  • 1 tbsp Ginger, minced
  • tbsp Green onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Shaoxing wine
  • ½ tsp Ground salt
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • tsp White pepper
  • ½ tbsp Olive oil
  • 【Soup】
  • 1 Qt Water
  • 1 can Chicken broth
  • ½ tbsp Shaoxing wine
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Green onions
DIRECTIONS:
Step 1
Step 1
Step 1
Cut the kabocha into small pieces. Don't peel the pumpkin skin. It tastes delicious.
Step 2
Step 2
Step 2
Put ground pork in a bowl, add all the 【Meatball Seasoning】ingredents, then mix thoroughly.
Step 3
Step 3
Step 3
In a pot over high heat, add water and bring to a boil then add chicken broth and pumpkin.
Step 4
Step 4
Step 4
Shape the seasoned ground pork into meatballs and put them in the pot.
Step 5
Step 5
Step 5
Add Shaoxing cooking wine and cook for 10-15 minutes over low heat. Add salt and chopped green onion.
Step 6
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Step 6
Enjoy!