Old Cucumber Soup Recipe
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A nutritious anti-aging and nutritious "old fire soup".
Recipe type: Slow Simmer Soup
Cuisine: Chinese
Serves: 4
  • 1 old cucumber (washed, de-seeded and cut)
  • 300g pork ribs or soft bone
  • 1 ear of sweet corn - cut into chunks
  • 1 dried cuttlefish
  • 6 honey dates
  • 4 dried scallops - soaked till softened
  • 4 dried red dates
  • Water
  • Salt - to taste
  1. Parboil the pork ribs in a small pot of boiling water for a few minutes to remove impurities. Turn off heat, rinse and set aside.
  2. Transfer the clean pork ribs into your soup pot.
  3. Place the rest of the ingredients into the soup pot. Pour in just enough water to cover the ingredients and bring to a boil. Once it has boiled, reduce heat and simmer for about 1.5 hours - 2 hours until the meat is tender. Season with salt to taste.
Recipe by Souper Diaries at https://souperdiaries.com/old-cucumber-soup/