Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Lotus Root Soup

6 pcs of pork ribs
2 small lotus root - peeled and sliced
10 red dates
1 candy date
1 pc of dried squid
2 cloves of garlic
2 slices of ginger
1 cup raw peanuts
3/4 pot of water
salt to taste

  1. Wash and soak the peanuts for a few hours or overnight.
  2. Blanch the pork ribs in a pot of boiling water and drain.  Add enough water in a pressure cooker.  Add in pork ribs and all other ingredients except salt.
  3. Boil on high heat until pressure in cooker builds up, then switch to medium high heat and boil for another 20 minutes.
  4. Soup is ready to be served when pressure has gone down and it is safe to open the lid.
  5. Add salt to taste and serve the soup hot.