Soup is an important part of Chinese cuisine. Lotus root with peanuts soup is a common traditional soup a lot of Chinese families grew up with. This clear soup is easy to prepare with simple ingredients.
Dried cuttlefish is optional, but it is a welcoming ingredient that add bold flavor to the soup.
Chinese Version: 花生莲藕排骨汤 – 煲汤补一补
Lotus Root Pork Rib Peanut Soup (莲藕排骨花生汤) | MyKitchen101en
- 150g raw peanuts (soak overnight)
- 350g lotus root (sliced)
- 500g pork ribs (wash and blanch)
- 10 red dates or jujube
- 15g goji berry or wolfberry (wash and soak)
- 15g dried cuttlefish (optional)
- 2.5 liter water
- 2 tsp salt
1 Soak raw peanuts overnight help softens them. Wash and clean lotus root, remove the skin with a peeler, cut into thin slices. Wash dried cuttlefish and cut into small pieces.
2 Wash wolfberry and set aside to soak.
3 Blanch and rinse pork ribs, this helps to remove excess fat and give you a clearer soup.
4 Bring 2.5 liter of water to the boil, add in all ingredients except wolfberry. Bring the soup to the boil and turn to low heat, simmer for 2.5 hours.
5 Remove excess oil from soup using a fine mesh oil skimmer.
6 Add in soaked wolfberry and cook for another 15 minutes.
7 Add in 2 tsp of salt or to taste shortly before taking the soup off stove.
8 Serve hot and enjoy.