I am on a soup binging craving recently and have been trying to incorporate some kind of soup in my meals recently. People often say it’s difficult to cook for 1 to 2 persons, but I have been trying to manage the portions moderately well such that there’s no wastage of food or whatsoever. So this serving of Lotus Root Peanut soup is good for 1 to 2 pax nicely if you are not a huge eater.
I love all kinds of warm and hearty soups, because they are actually what our Mum used to cook and they bring back such warm consolation. And I am one of those who would drink the soup but can set aside all the other ingredients used to cook the soup. So just the soup itself is good enough to make me feel all contented. So if that’s someone who will help to clear all the rest of the ingredients in the soup, I am more than happy ! LOL.
In fact, I do not fancy lotus root by itself at all. But amazingly, together with some peanuts, this soup came off perfectly delicious ! I should really bravo at the originator who discover the pairing of lotus root with peanuts and making it into a soup. The combination is like a perfect match in heaven. And guess what, I used totally zero seasoning in this soup but the taste and flavor is still in existence. I credit much of this to my homemade stock that’s made out of pork bones and chicken carcass.
So is this one of your favourite soup too ? More soup collections coming the way soon too…
Grab some fresh pork ribs and other fresh ingredients from PurelyFresh online to serve up this dish today !!
- 250g pork ribs
- 2 stems of lotus root (cut away the top and bottom, remove the skin and sliced thickly)
- 50g raw peanuts, rinsed with some water and drained
- 3 red dates
- 400ml home made stock (if not available, can replace with water)
- 200ml water
- salt to taste (optional)
- Blanch the pork ribs in some boiling water for approximately 1 minute. Remove and drain.
- Place the blanched pork ribs, together with the peanuts, lotus roots and red dates int the stock and water in a slow cooker to cook for approximately 3 hours or till the pork ribs are tender. If using a gas stove, simmer on low heat for approximately 1 hour or till the pork ribs are tender.
- Skim away the fats and impurities that float on the surface of the soup. Add salt (if using). Serve hot.
However, if you are really concerned about this, you can add the lotus root during the last hour of simmering in a slow cooker or last 30 minutes of simmering over a gas stove.
Have you tried making this in the instant pot? How long do you think it will take in an instant pot? 30 mins? Thanks!
Hihi Melisa, sorry for the late reply.. yes tried it in an instant pot before, for 30 mins the tenderness of the pork ribs is not what I wanted yet, so I actually increase it for another 10 mins in the pot. It depends on how tender you want the pork ribs meat to be. :)