Watercress Soup

Although home-made soups does not belong to quick fix catergory, but with the creation of many effective home appliaces, tasty home-made soups can still be made available for busy working class people. Before I bought the slow cooker, I never had the chance to prepare any home-made soups. As we all know the longer soup is being simmered, the tastier it becomes. If I start to  simmer the soup after I come back from work, by the time we manage to enjoy the meal, it would have become our late supper. Now with the slow cooker, all I need to do is to pour all the ingredients (prepared a day earlier) into the cooker in the morning before I proceed to work, and by the time I come back from work, there’s a great home-made simmering soup before mine eyes ! 
 
Health Tip : Watercress is abundant in vitamins A and C. An excellent source of iron and is believed to be effective in reducing phlegm.
 
Recipe modified from <Sumptuous Cuisine & Recipe> by Culinary Cuisine Series
 
Ingredients :
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150g watercress
100-150g pork ribs
3 red dates (optional)
1 litre water
 
Seasoning
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp pepper
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Method :
1. Clean and drain the pork ribs. Wash the red dates.
2. Add the pork ribs, red dates and watercress with the water into a slow cooker and let it simmer for 2 hours or more. Add the seasoning 15 minutes before serving.
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