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晌螺西洋菜紅蘿蔔湯 Conch with watercress and Carrot Soup

Soup has always been part of the meal in a typical Chinese home, as they believe that it is an important component of maintaining one’s well being. Soups are often seasonal. In the winter, the goal of soups is typically to counter the dryness of cold wind and heating. Also, they are typically more savory as the idea is that they can help keep you warm. In the summer, they are usually more refreshing, and are geared towards improving the appetite and to replenish fluids lost from sweating.

A wide variety of ingredients may be used to make soups, such as meats, seafood, vegetables, fruits, and herbs. Soups with herbs have medicinal benefits. Vegetables can help cleanse the body, and fruits provide hydration or moisture to the body.

This soup has the sweetness from carrots and watercress, plus the flavor of fresh seafood. I hope you will try to make this delicious and nutritious homemade soup.

Ingredients:

  • 2 bunches watercress
  • 2 fresh conchs, sliced
  • 3 slices ginger
  • 1 carrot, peeled and cubed
  • 3 dried tangerine peels
  • 1 candied dates 蜜棗
  • 1 piece of dried ham 金華火腿
  • 8 cups of water

Directions:

  1. Bring a pot of water to boil.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a skillet over high heat.  Stir in gingers until fragrant.  Add the sliced conchs.  Stir fry for couple minutes.  Then transfer the gingers and conchs to the pot of boiling water. 
  3. Add carrots, watercress, dried ham, candied dates and dried orange peel in the pot.
  4. When it boils again, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 2 hours.
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青紅蘿蔔豬展湯 Green Radish and Carrot with Pork Soup

A soup recipe that is especially good during winter time.  It helps to remove phlegm, stops coughing, and heals sore throat.  And even if you don’t have any of the symptoms, the soup is delicious, nourishes your internal organs, gives you energy and helps you sleep better.

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 lb carrots, cubed
  • 3/4 lb green radish, cubed
  • 1/2 lb pork, cubed
  • Dried tangerine peels – 3 peels
  • 2 candied dates 蜜棗
  • 7 cups water

Direction:

  1. Peel and cut green radish and carrots into cubes
  2. Clean pork, cut into cube.  Blanch pork in large pot of boiling water for 10 seconds.  Drain and set aside. (See picture below)
  3. Soak and clean orange peel.
  4. Rinse candied dates.
  5. In a pot of boiling water, place all ingredients in there.  Bring it to boil and reduce to low heat and simmer for 1.5 hours.

 
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Posted by on March 24, 2011 in Chinese, Pork, Soup Recipes

 

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杞子南棗龍眼肉煲雞蛋 Goji Berries Chinese Dates Longans with Egg Soup

A very simple soup with 4 ingredients and ready in 1 hour including prep time.  The superfruit Goji Berry helps people with low energy, insomnia, heart palpitations, and even anxiety.  The Chinese date nourishes the blood and calms the mind.  Together with dried longan and egg, this soup is full of antioxidants and nutrients.

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Soak the Red or Black Dates in warm water for 30 minutes. Remove the seed with scissors
  2. Clean and wash all ingredients.
  3. Lightly crack the egg, but leave the egg inside the shell
  4. Place all ingredients in the pot with water.
  5. Bring it to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 40 minutes.
 
 

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木瓜燉雪耳 Papaya with snow fungus sweet soup

Ingredients: (for one stew pot)

  • 1/3 papaya
  • 1.5 pieces of snow fungus
  • 2 tablespoon of Sweet and Bitter Apricot Kernels
  • 4 red dates
  • 1 tablespoon of  rock sugar or honey (optional)

Directions:

Soak snow fungus in warm water for 1 hr.  Clean and remove the stem (the hardest part in the middle of the snow fungus).  Soak red dates for 30 minutes.  Clean and remove the seed using a scissor. Place all ingredients in the mini stew pot.  Fill up the mini pot with water up to 90% full.  Then place the mini pot into a big pot with water.  Bring it to a boil then reduce the heat and simmer for 1.5 hour.

 
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Posted by on February 15, 2011 in Chinese, Desserts Recipes, Soup Recipes

 

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