Lotus Root Soup with Pork Ribs Recipe ( 排骨莲藕汤 )
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A one-dish meal soup that is flavorful, rich and nutritious.
Recipe type: Slow Simmer Soup
Cuisine: Chinese
Serves: 4
  • 1 long lotus root (about 500 g)
  • 500 gm pork ribs
  • 100 gm peanuts
  • 1 carrot - peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 dried cuttlefish - rinsed (optional)
  • 4 dried scallops - softened in a bowl of hot water for about 10-15 minutes (optional)
  • 6 - 8 dried red dates
  • Water
  • Salt - to taste
  1. Soak peanuts in hot boiling water for about 30 minutes. Discard the soaking water.
  2. Blanch pork ribs in a small pot of boiling water for about 5 minutes to remove impurities.
  3. While waiting for the pork ribs to be ready, wash, peel and cut the lotus roots into 1 cm slices or irregular bite sized pieces .
  4. Remove pork ribs from pot and set aside.
  5. Put in all the ingredients in a soup pot. Add in enough water to submerge all ingredients by about 1 to 2 inches.
  6. Bring to a boil and then let it simmer on the lowest heat for about 2-3 hours until the meat is very tender. Season with salt and serve hot.
Recipe by Souper Diaries at https://souperdiaries.com/lotus-root-soup-recipe/