Take a look on this Fresh Scallop Ball Soup. It is quick and easy to make and it fills. The soup is clear and the scallops balls are invitingly white, taste really delicious.

What is Scallop? Scallops are edible bivalves similar to oysters and clams. They are found both in bay waters and in the sea. The whole of the organism is edible, and in Europe, they are eaten in their entirety like oysters. In the US, however, only the shell muscle is eaten and it is this white cylinder of flesh that is commonly thought of in America as a scallop. All scallop meats are excellent sources of protein, have many of the vitamins and minerals valuable in good nutrition, and are low in fat. The delicately flavored nuggets of meat are available throughout the year either fresh or frozen.

Recipe: Fresh Scallop Ball Soup

Taste: Really delicious.

Features: The soup is clear and the scallops balls are invitingly white.

Fresh Scallop Ball Soup

Fresh Scallop Ball Soup

Ingredients for Fresh Scallop Ball Soup:

150 grams (1/3 lb) pork fat
200 grams (4/9 lb) fresh scallop
1 egg (only the egg white to be used)
10 grams (2 tsp) cooking wine
20 grams (2/3 oz) pea sprouts

5 grams (5/6 tsp) salt
2 grams (1/2 tsp) MSG
5 grams (1 tsp) sesame oil
3 grams (1 1/2) cornstarch
1 gram (1/2 tsp) pepper powder
30 grams (2 tbsp) scallion and ginger juice made by crushing

10 grams (1/3 oz) of scallions and 6 grams (1/5 oz) of ginger and soaking this in 30 grams (2 tbsp) of water for 10 minutes. Put it through a filter to get rid of the residue and use the juice that is left.

Directions to cook Fresh Scallop Ball Soup:

1, Make the scallops and pork fat into paste, add the scallion and ginger juice, 2 grams (1/3 tsp) of salt, 1 gram (1/4 tsp) of MSG and 5 grams (1 tsp) of cooking wine, the egg white, cornstarch, pepper powder and mix well. Wash the pea sprouts clean.

2, Add 750 grams (1.5 cups) of water in the pot. Shape the scallop and pork fat paste into balls by hand and drop them into the pot. Use a strong fire and let it boil for about 2 minutes. Add the remaining salt, MSG, cooking wine and pea sprouts. Sprinkle the sesame oil and serve.

Enjoy this delicately flavored Fresh Scallop Ball Soup.

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