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Pork-based Soups for Mum

 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 3:17 pm    Post subject: Pork-based Soups for Mum Reply with quote

Basic Pork Stock

Ingredients:
1 kg soft bones
4000ml water
1 tsp white peppercorns
about 10 coriander roots

Scald soft bones in boiling water. Remove.
Place all ingredients into a large pot.
Bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer 2 hours.
Strain stock and cool liquid.
Place in fridge for fat to rise and harden.
Skim off fat and freeze in 1 litre containers.
Use when necessary.

I did not skim off the fat as my Mum is on a high-calorie, high-fat diet to sustain skin repair. I've also added honey dates and figs as she loves sweet soup. :roll: But the sweeteners are optional.



Pig Tail Soup

Ingredients
2 containers pork stock (2000ml)
1 small pig tail
10 button mushrooms
3 honey dates (optional)
3 figs (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste
Coriander sprigs (to garnish)

Wash pig tail. Cut into pieces. Scald in boiling water. Drain.
Put pork stock and all other ingredients except seasoning into a big pot. Bring to boil.
Reduce heat and simmer about 30 minutes till meat is soft.
Season to taste.
Serve hot with coriander sprigs as garnish.



Pork with Bitter Gourd Soup

Ingredients
1 container pork stock (1000ml)
150g streaky pork
100g bitter gourd (washed, de-seeded, cut into large pieces)
5 figs (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste

Prepare bitter gourd. Marinate with
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

S_ter!!! Thanx alot.. i still thinking of the pig tails oup u noe~~` willl do it next mth ...
take care yeah
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, thanks for posting all these nice soups! Will try the pumpkin soup as soon as i get hold of the ingredients.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 3:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

S_ter, so glad your mum's appetite is improving. But with such nutrition-filled soups, how could she not? Wink Other suggestions: lotus root; white radish & carrot; big onions,tomatoes,celery &carrots. I like to add red dates and kei chi in all of them.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 4:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

S_ter

thanks for taking the time to post these mouthwatering soup. Smile

Haven't boiled any of these soups for a long time. You have given me the much needed push Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 5:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow S-ter Thanks for the great ideas..I'm such a dud at Chinese soups. I just tend to make them up
With pork stock ,I like
1) red dates, peanuts and fu chok, or
2) chestnuts, Korean dates, garlic and ginseng
3) gobo ( the long one that looks like cow tail), and fresh wai san
4) green papaya ( I like it a little riper) and apple
5) Mixed dried beans,onions, carrots, celery and smoked meat
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Luckily, I have a pot of lotus root and pork rib soup waiting for me when I go home from work today. Wink

My suggestions for pork rib soup:
1) Red dates & cranberry bean (aka pearl beans). These beans are filling and impart a certain sweetness to the soup. Add them in the last 30 min of boiling, otherwise the beans will become too mushy.
2) Carrot, potato & sweet corn.
3) Chestnuts
4) Duzhong bu yao soup (I get the ready packed herbs from the Chinese Medical shops). This is a little bitter but it's good for health.

You may also wish to consider adding peanuts & dried cuttlefish/scallop into your soups. These are supposedly good for "bu qi" (replenish energy).
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 3:40 pm    Post subject: hi Reply with quote

Makes me so hungry!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi folks: Sorry for the tardiness but missed all these postings!

amigochen: Pumpkin is in season! Just don't boil them too long or they'll become mushy.

cwl: Not only is my Mum's appetite improving but her skin is also healing well. Today the staff came and took photographs :roll: Must be doing a before / after advert for the place... but truly, the healing seems miraculous! We are very thankful to the staff. They are all really caring and compassionate. Yup, will try your lotus root; white radish & carrot; big onions, tomatoes, celery & carrots and of course, everything with red dates and kei chi in them Wink

Sinner: Miss you and your postings! Are you going to create yet another special run <like your bakgua and kroepok> during the holidays? :lol:

PutuPiring: How's the most important member of your family <i.e. your dog Razz > getting along? Love your suggestions re: the soups. Tried a variation of #2 and am poking in the local supermarts for reasonably economical smoked meat! Mum loves the smoky flavour and fragrance!

toon: Love your suggestions. Very creative! I love dried cuttlefish/scallops in my soups but I never knew they are good for "bu qi" (replenish energy). My Mum needs plenty of that. Thanks!

zermatt-gal: Hunger satiated yet??? <hee.... hee.... hee....>

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2006 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

S_ter wrote:

PutuPiring: How's the most important member of your family <i.e. your dog Razz > getting along? Love your suggestions re: the soups. Tried a variation of #2 and am poking in the local supermarts for reasonably economical smoked meat! Mum loves the smoky flavour and fragrance!


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Hi S-ter, good to see you around. I'm glad your mum is much better and its all due to your good care and love. I had split pea and ham soup today.. You can use smoked ham hocks or smoked turkey legs. Took me 30 mins with pressure cooker. Hope your mum likes it. I used some pot barley , a bit of brown rice, split green pea, split yellow pea, some lentils and some chick peas.
Raffy the Old English has been gaining some weight and with the cooler weather , his arthritis seemed better -- cos his mummy been cooking and steaming stuff to "poh" him.. Very Happy Very Happy Unfortunately his bratty Sheltie brother have been drooling at his food and he stopped eating to let the brat eat it. Now bratty is on a very strict diet as he's now obese. :roll: :roll:
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2006 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

S_ter,
good to hear your mom getting better. These soups are so nutritious, a couple of those were my favorite when I still lived with my mom... I miss slurping that pork tail.
Let me "piggyback ride" this thread and say hi to you and other kc folks here, I miss ya Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2006 5:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

S_ter wrote:

cwl: Not only is my Mum's appetite improving but her skin is also healing well. Today the staff came and took photographs :roll: Must be doing a before / after advert for the place... but truly, the healing seems miraculous!


*woohoo* Jolly good news about your mum, S_ter. And thumbs up on her new 'career' as a cover girl too Wink

Putupiring, those 2 'kids' of yours remind me of Albert & Costello! kekekekek

Giselle, Miss seeing you around lei. Hugs to you!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2006 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cwl *hug to you too*! I'll take a vacation soon, only be back after Thanksgiving. It's a bit too early, but please let me wish you have a wonderful Thanksgiving's holiday Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2006 6:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Giselle, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family too! Hope you're going someplace warm for vacation. coffee
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2006 6:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cwl wrote:

Putupiring, those 2 'kids' of yours remind me of Albert & Costello! kekekekek


... Hi cwl .. :roll: when the 2-legged one comes home from work--its more like the 3 Stooges :lol: :lol:
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2006 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

S_ter wrote:
Are you going to create yet another special run :lol:

S_ter

thanks to you posting these soup recipes. After a decade of not cooking soup, I finally boiled myself some pork bones with kei chi and red dates. It was slurping good. Smile

Running out of puff so am sitting on the sidelines and watching all the delicious food go by. Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 5:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, all you special people...

PutuPiring: I love split pea and ham... but Mum is a traditional chinese Wink The three stooges :lol: :lol: :lol: What great fun in the family. I've only 1 ~ HouseSpouse, who never say die... and is now trying to be nursemaid to raise yet another baby parakeet.... :roll:

cwl: Although Mum did well, skinwise... we found out that she's not cooperating with the physiotherapists... Haizzz... So might get booted out from the rehab programme. Gotta speak with the docs today and see what else to do.

Giselle: Great to hear of your trip! Please throw a coin in the fountain for HouseSpouse and me! We'll be celebrating 39th this Thanksgiving! Howzatt.....

Sinner: You running out of puff??? But you'd just consume the puffy chicken feet... Before you know it, you will start another run :lol: Just curious.... did your DH drink the soup with you, or did he :roll: ?

Luv you all... Blessed Thanksgiving and enjoy the turkey. We're fattening ours for Christmas instead...

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 6:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

S_ter wrote:
... did your DH drink the soup with you, or did he :roll: ?

S_ter

You are up early. Smile He did this :roll:
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the pics really make me hungry now..
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