I large piece pork in bone ,about 2 lb :cut into 3 pieces
6-7 pieces sliced American Gingseng (wash)
1/4 cup goji berry /wolfberry( wash and drain)
2-3 oz solomonseal rhizome (wash and drain)
1/4 cup red dates (pitted)
4 liter water
salt to taste
1: Wash and blanch pork in bone with hot water.(I prefer to use pork in bone rather than ribs coz ribs have too much fats).Wash and drain all herbs in a small bowl,set aside.
2: Use a medium large stock pot with water at high heat.Add in pork in bone in the stock pot and let it cook until rolling boil.Then add in America Ginseng,gojiberry,red pitted dates and solomonseal rhizome into the stock.When the stock rolling boil,reduce heat to medium.Cover with lid,let's it simmer for 45 minutes or longer.The longer it's simmer,the better it's taste.
3: Add in salt to your taste and let's simmer for another 20 minutes before shut off the heat.Dish out and serve warm.
This soup taste a bit bitter due to the infusion of America Ginseng. So it's advisable NOT to add too much ginseng.You can request the whole ginseng to be slice when you purchase at the store .In my opinion whole ginseng quality is much better than the ready sliced ginseng in box on the shelve. Also beware when purchasing America ginseng ,make sure it's not fake coz the demand of wild ginseng is so high, they just replaced with any ginseng to meet the demand.