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 Peanut Pork Rib Soup

Lotus Root Pork Rib Peanut Soup (莲藕排骨花生汤) | MyKitchen101en

Ingredients:

  • 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
 

Instructions:

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.

Lotus Root Peanut Pork Rib Soup

2 Wash wolfberry and set aside to soak.

Lotus Root Peanut Pork Rib Soup

3 Blanch and rinse pork ribs, this helps to remove excess fat and give you a clearer soup.

Lotus Root Peanut Pork Rib 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.

Lotus Root Peanut Pork Rib Soup

5 Remove excess oil from soup using a fine mesh oil skimmer.

Lotus Root Peanut Pork Rib Soup

6 Add in soaked wolfberry and cook for another 15 minutes.

Lotus Root Peanut Pork Rib Soup

7 Add in 2 tsp of salt or to taste shortly before taking the soup off stove.

Lotus Root Peanut Pork Rib Soup

8 Serve hot and enjoy.

Lotus Root Peanut Pork Rib Soup