Thursday, March 3, 2011

蘋果燉豬骨/Apple and Pork Rib Soup

You can have this Apple and Pork Rib Soup all season long.  Apples are rich in fiber and nutrients which go straight into the soup.  Apple goes well with pork because the pork flavors balance out the sweetness of the apples.

This soup is also a perfect soup for babies as well.  Apples are often one on your babies’ first foods and with this recipe, the apples will get very soft and easy to eat.  You may want to serve some soup for your infants before adding the salt though.  Also make sure not to give your baby any pork bones and your pediatrician says it is OK for baby to eat meats.



Ingredients:

·      3 apples
·      1 lb fresh chopped pork ribs
·      ½ oz sliced ginger
·      2 honey dates
·      ½ oz apricot kernel (You can find it at any Chinatown or Chinese super market)
·      3 quarter tsp salt
·      2 liter water

Directions:

1.    Core and cut apple into quarters.
2.    In a large soup pot, add ribs, ginger, honey dates, apricot kernel and water. Bring to a boil.  Reduce the heat, and then use a soup strainer to strain all the dark bubbles on top of the water.  Reduce the heat to the lowest and cook for 2 hours then add apples.  Cook for half an hour, add salt.  Now you are done!