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Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Burdock and Red Bean Soup - Soup Week #2
I have 2 sticks of burdock in my fridge, due to a miscommunication between my MIL and aunt. Both helped me get burdock for my Miracle soup. But since Mike refused drinking more of the detoxifying soup after getting black stool, which was a good sign that it was working, I had to try using the excess burdock in another way.
My soup recipe book didn’t have a recipe for this, so when I saw Blessed Homemaker who loves making all sort of soups getting online in MSN, I asked whether she has one. She recommended me to this site . Ohhh... I don’t like pork trotters in soup, so I substituted it with pork ribs, something that I already have in my freezer, But her recipe is not all that complete with measurements, and I’ve measured out what I’ve used, so that you will know how much to put if you want to try.
Burdock and Red Bean Soup
Recipe loosely adapted from Retrenchee
150gm burdock /gobo (ngau phong)
25gm red dates
50gm red beans
2 candied dates
500gm spare ribs
Salt to taste
1. Soak red beans overnight in cold water or hot water for 2 hours
2. Wash burdock and slice, unpeeled.
3. Discard red date seeds.
4. Put everything into a pot and bring to a boil.
5. Lower heat to simmer for 2 hours and season with salt.