Apple Pork Ribs Soup
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Recipe type: Slow Cooked Soup
Cuisine: Chinese
Serves: 4
  • 2 large or 3 smaller red apples
  • 350 g pork ribs
  • 6 dried red dates
  • 4 honey dates (use 2 if you prefer a less sweeter soup)
  • 10 g bitter apricot kernels
  • 10 g sweet apricot kernels
  • 6 cups water (or enough to cover the ingredients)
  1. Blanch pork ribs in boiling water. Remove, rinse and set aside.
  2. Rinse apples thoroughly. Cut into sections and core.
  3. Rinse all the dried ingredients (red dates, honey dates and apricot kernels).
  4. Put all ingredients (except apples) into a soup pot and bring to a boil. Once boiling, add the apples, lower heat and simmer for 1.5 to 2 hours at the most. Do not over-boil or the apples will be too soft and break easily when you scoop up the soup.
  5. Season with salt if required and serve.
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