Lotus Root Peanut Soup 莲藕花生汤
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Chinese
Serves: 2
  • 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)
  1. Blanch the pork ribs in some boiling water for approximately 1 minute. Remove and drain.
  2. 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.
  3. Skim away the fats and impurities that float on the surface of the soup. Add salt (if using). Serve hot.
Lotus root tend to turn slight greyish in colour if they are simmer for too long. Made a check on this and understand that this is perfectly normal.
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.
Recipe by Eat What Tonight at https://eatwhattonight.com/2017/05/lotus-root-peanut-soup/