Pork Ribs and Lotus Root Soup

Mains
Pork
Roots
Soup

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Servings:

4

A classic soup in Chinese families, lotus roots are (trivia!) actually the stems of an aquatic plant type.
It is mild in taste and pairs really great with peanuts. And of course simmering it with pork ribs gives the soup the unique flavour that we’ve all grown to love.
The addition of red dates and carrots gives the soup a dash of natural sweetness – trust us when we say you only need salt for the seasoning!
Optionally, if you’d like to have a bit more herbal taste, finish this off with a dash of huiji waist tonic to add more depth!

Ingredients

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pork ribs
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pork ribs
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sections of lotus root (washed and peeled)
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sections of lotus root (washed and peeled)
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large carrot
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large carrot
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raw peanuts
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raw peanuts
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red
red
dates
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red
red
dates
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g
wolfberries
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wolfberries
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litres
litres
of boiling water
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litres
of boiling water
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tsp
tsp
salt (adjust to preference)
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tsp
tsp
salt (adjust to preference)
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ml
ml
Huiji waist tonic (optional)
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ml
ml
Huiji waist tonic (optional)

Steps

1

Roughly cut 1 large carrot into chunks
Roughly cut 1 large carrot into chunks
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2

Cut 2 sections of lotus root into slices
Cut 2 sections of lotus root into slices
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3

Blanch 1 kg pork ribs in boiling water for 5 mins
Blanch 1 kg pork ribs in boiling water for 5 mins
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4

To a soup pot add 100 g raw peanuts
To a soup pot add 100 g raw peanuts
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5

carrot chunks
carrot chunks
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6

and lotus root slices
and lotus root slices
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7

Drain pork ribs and add to pot
Drain pork ribs and add to pot
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8

Add 15 red dates,
Add 15 red dates,
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9

20 g wolfberries,
20 g wolfberries,
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10

2 litres boiling water
2 litres boiling water
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11

And 1 tsp salt (adjust to preference)
And 1 tsp salt (adjust to preference)
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12

Cover and simmer for 2 hours
Cover and simmer for 2 hours
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13

Add 50 ml Huiji waist tonic (optional) and serve
Add 50 ml Huiji waist tonic (optional) and serve
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