Friday, December 13, 2013

Old Cucumber with pork ribs soup

This is a very cooling and nourishing soup that my mom used to prepare for the whole family.

the ingredients are,

1 -1 kg old cucumber,
300g pork ribs,
7 red dates,
1- 3 dried sotong,
6 small dried mushrooms(optional),

wash the pork rips and par-boil
 wash the old cucumber and scrape the skin off, cut into half, discard the seeds and cut into smaller pieces.

soak the dried sotong, red dated and dried mushrooms for about 20 minutes.  wash and set aside.

Boil 1 litre of water in a pot.  Put in all the ingredients .  Slow down the fire when all the ingredients in the pot is boiled.  simmer for about 1 to 11/2 hour.  I usually  will pour into slow cooker after boiling in a soup pot and let slow cook for 4 hours.  Slow cook can slowly simmer out fragrant and the flavour of all the ingredients.  I normally do not add any salt into to soup, we prefer the original taste of the soup.  Garnish with chopped spring onions or coriander.  Serve hot.


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