Ingredients

  • Serves 4 people
  • 3 fragrant pears (about 150 g each), cut into halves and cored

  • 1 red apple (cut into halves & decored)

  • 250 g pork ribs (pork ribs can be substituted with chicken bones, or thigh with bones)

  • 3 tsp sweet apricot kernels (aka Chinese South Almonds)

  • 3 tsp bitter apricot kernels (aka Chinese North Almonds)

  • 4 dried figs

  • 1 honey date

  • 10 g snow fungus

  • 4 dried red dates (pitted)

  • 2.5 L water (just enough to immerse all the ingredients)

Apple and Pear Pork Rib Soup
Recipe Courtesy of Asian Food Network

Apple and Pear Pork Rib Soup

Yes, you read that right -Soup made from apple and pear! Originating from China, the Apple and Pear Pork Rib Soup is rumoured to be nourishing for your throat and lungs, andhave anti-aging properties. There is some prep work involved, and some time is required for the soup to be simmered to perfection but it is well worth the effort!
Healthy
Healthy
No Alcohol
No Alcohol
No Milk
No Milk
No Nuts
No Nuts
Healthy
Healthy
No Alcohol
No Alcohol
No Milk
No Milk
No Nuts
No Nuts
  • Easy
  • 25 min
  • 120 min
  • 15 min
  • 3 steps
  • 10 Ingredients
  • Easy
  • 3 steps
  • 10 Ingredients
  • 25 min
  • 120 min
  • 15 min

Instructions

  1. Soak the fungus

    • Soak white fungus for about 15min (or longer) in water to soften it. Cut off the hard bottom and discard. Cut the remaining white fungus into smaller piecesand set aside.
    Soak the fungus


  2. Blanch the pork ribs

    • In a pot of boiling water, blanch the pork ribs for about 5 min to remove scum. Remove pork ribs from the pot. Rinse and set aside. (For a clearer broth, lean meat can be used.)
    Blanch the pork ribs


  3. Boil soup

    • Boil water in soup pot.
    • Add blanched pork ribs, apple and pears,snow fungus, dried figs, honey dates, red dates, north and south almonds into boiling water.
    • Once boiling, lower the heat and simmer for around 2 hr or until meat is tender.
    • Season with salt to taste.
    Boil soup


Plate and Serve!

Turn off heat and serve. Do not skip the process of blanching the pork ribs if you want a clear pot of soup.

Plate and Serve!

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