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Chinese Lotus Root Soup

Lotus Root Soup


  • Author: Cherie L.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 240 minutes
  • Total Time: 255 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Adult Servings 1x

Description

A bowl of comforting nutritious soup, great for cold weather.


Ingredients

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  • 150200 g pork ribs
  • 200 g lotus root, cleaned and sliced
  • 2 pc dried scallop (medium sized)
  • 3 pcs red dates
  • 40 g peanuts
  • 3 tbsp ikan bilis
  • 1.2L water
  • 1 pc dried cuttlefish, optional

Instructions

  1. Soak peanuts in hot water for 30 mins to soften. Rinse and drain ikan bilis.
  2. Blanch pork ribs in a pot of boiling water (aside from the 1.2L water) for about 5 mins. Drain, rinse and set aside.
  3. Bring 1.2L water to a boil in a pot. Add in all ingredients. You can also add in dried cuttlefish if you like. Allow water to boil again. Reduce heat slightly to let it come to a simmering boil for about 2-3 hours. You may add salt to season the soup slightly.
  4. Serve warm with rice, and some dark soy sauce and cut chili.

Notes

– Pork Ribs: You can use pork ribs, prime ribs, or a combi of ribs and pork bones, or add in additional chicken carcass, or a few chicken feet. Blanch all the bones together in step 1.

– Other than simmering over the stove, you may also use a thermal pot to boil for 20-30 mins before moving to the outer pot for 4-5h. Should you keep the soup in the pot for a longer time, ensure that you reboil every 8h for food safety.

– You may also add in some salt for taste. Recommended to skip salt if you are serving to children.

  • Category: Dinner, Soup
  • Method: Boiling
  • Cuisine: Chinese
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