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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Watercress Soup


The weather here is extremely unpredictable. It can rains cats and dogs in the morning and hot burning sun in the afternoon or vice versa. With this changes of weather, it really makes us feel sick and also dehydrated at times. I believed by taking in liquid, such as 'soup' is the best nourishment for this season. Soup can re-hydrate our body, pack with nourishment and nutrition, all in one pot. Being a Chinese, soup is one of my all time favourite in my meals. I have introduced them to my little son. Since then, he has fell in love with soup and will have soup almost everyday.

Watercress soup is one of my childhood favourite. I just love the green vegetable soak in the soup with some red dates and wolf berries. We believed watercress can cold down the body temperature and also pack with vitamins and minerals.

500gm Watercress (西洋菜), trimmed leaves and stems to make it shorter
300gm Pork ribs, cut into pieces
2.5 litre Water
10 dried Red dates, pitted
1 tbsp dried Wolf berries, rinsed
Salt to taste

1. Blanch pork with hot boiling water. Drain and set aside.
2. Boil a pot of 2.5 litre water. Bring to the boil.
3. Once it is boiled, add in pork ribs. Simmer at medium heat for 1 hour.
4. Meanwhile, wash and rinse watercress, drain. Rinse and remove red dates seeds.
5. Add watercress and red dates into the pot and simmer at medium heat for 30 mins.
6. Add in wolf berries, simmer for another 5 mins. Add salt to taste.
7. Serve while hot.

12 Comentários:

Craft Passion said...

Thanks, this is extremely helpful during CNY weather. I should drink more of this as I was a heaty person :p Thanks for the recipe and method :)

♥peachkins♥ said...

What a very healthy looking soup!

noobcook said...

I love watercress soup, so healthy and delicious and "cooling". I love to make mine with chicken :D

Little Corner of Mine said...

Sounds great with all the benefits. I need to cook this soup more often now.

Food For Tots said...

Besides soup, I had tried the "leong sui" version. But I can't take it too often because it has the "cooling" element.

mycookinghut said...

This is also my fav!!! I think I need to make this one day!

Bits of Taste said...

Craft passion: You are most welcome Joanne, hope you and your family will enjoy it.

peachkins: Thanks!

noobcook: Yes Wiffy, it is one of my favourite soup too, very healthy and cooling....

LCOM: Haha.... I think you will...

F4T: Oh! "leong sui"... I haven't try before. May be you can share the recipe to me.

mycookinghut: That's great Lee Mei....

Ju (The Little Teochew) said...

Oooh, very nicely made! So clear. One of my favourite soups any day!

Bits of Taste said...

Thanks Ju, it is indeed our all time favourite! *wink*

tigerfish said...

I love watercress soup too. Wanted to buy some over the weekend but it was out of stock in my supermarket :(

Inspired Momx1 said...

My son and I love this soup too. Like you, I make mine with pork ribs too. yummy! Another family favourite is the old cucumber soup.

Clare @ Mrs Multitasker said...

Ooh this is one of my favorite things to cook ever! Making it this week in fact =)
I usually throw in potatoes and carrots but I must say yours looks oh so pretty.... and I love that bowl!

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