Herbal Mutton Soup

Lamb
Mains
Soup

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Cook Time:

Servings:

4

Mutton is known to have “heaty” properties in TCM. It is great for confinement, during rainy days! Or just an excuse to eat some mutton 🙂
We simplified this dish by adding Huiji waist tonic and yu zhu instead of the usual long list of Chinese herbs. This makes the soup even more nourishing for the body. Doing that also helps to conceal some of the gamey taste of mutton that we love and hate.

Ingredients

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kg
mutton (shank or shoulder)
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kg
mutton (shank or shoulder)
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g
ginger slices
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g
ginger slices
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g
ginger strips
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g
ginger strips
Water for blanching
Water for blanching
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red dates
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red dates
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litres
litres
water
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litres
litres
water
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g
g
yu zhu (solomon's seal)
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g
g
yu zhu (solomon's seal)
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g
g
wolfberries
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g
wolfberries
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ml
ml
huiji waist tonic
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ml
ml
huiji waist tonic
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tbsp
tbsp
light soy sauce
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tbsp
tbsp
light soy sauce
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pcs
pcs
fried beancurd skins (toasted)
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pcs
fried beancurd skins (toasted)
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tbsp
tbsp
rice wine
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tbsp
tbsp
rice wine
fresh coriander
fresh coriander

Steps

1

Add to boiling water 20g ginger slices and 2 tbsp rice wine
Add to boiling water 20g ginger slices and 2 tbsp rice wine
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2

Blanch 1kg mutton (shank or shoulder) for 5 minutes, drain and set aside
Blanch 1kg mutton (shank or shoulder) for 5 minutes, drain and set aside
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3

Boil 3 litres water in pot, next add 20g yu zhu (solomon's seal), 12 red dates and 10g of ginger strips
Boil 3 litres water in pot, next add 20g yu zhu (solomon's seal), 12 red dates and 10g of ginger strips
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4

Add blanched mutton to pot, with 50 ml huiji waist tonic and 2 tbsp light soy sauce
Add blanched mutton to pot, with 50 ml huiji waist tonic and 2 tbsp light soy sauce
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5

Bring to boil, cover and simmer on low heat for 2½ hours
Bring to boil, cover and simmer on low heat for 2½ hours
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6

Add 20g wolfberries and cook for another 5 mins
Add 20g wolfberries and cook for another 5 mins
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7

Serve with fried beancurd skins, ginger strips and fresh coriander
Serve with fried beancurd skins, ginger strips and fresh coriander
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