Friday, January 28, 2011

Watercress and Pork Soup

Yesterday we had another "thunder snow" fall at almost 20 inch in Northeast..So far we had 5 snow fall this winter.Actually it's kind of tiring for us who needs to shovelling and cleaning,not to said it's superb cold!! So what is good for me to eat or drink during this cold weather beside hot Milo or coco? How about SOUP!! I bought a bundle of watercress or some people called it water spinach to make soup.These days you can get watercress in any Asian or Western market .This watercress soup is easy to make and delicious to consume,not to said it's nutritious and healthy for our body and mind!!


1 bundle of watercress or water spinach,washes
5 liter water
1 cup red pitted dates,washed
1 candy dates
1 large piece pork in bone,about 2 lbs,cut into 4 pieces
salt to taste


1:Soak and wash watercress thoroughly,set aside.Prepare a medium large stock pot with water at high heat.
2:Wash pork in bone in warm water.When water in stock pot rolling boil,place pork in bone,red dates candy dates in before reduce the heat to medium.Boil for 30-45 minutes,use a ladle to remove minor grease on the surface of the soup before add in watercress into the stock..Simmer the soup for another 30 minutes before add in salt to taste.
3:Remove stock pot from heat,dish out and serve warm.

The best part of pork for making soup is " pork in bone"bcos it's have minimal grease.You can ask your butcher to get for you if you have no idea how it's look or what is pork in bone.


Shu Han said...

one of my favourite soups that my mum will cook back home in singapore. ah, miss home. got to get out of your site ><

Anonymous said...

I'm sooooo glad I found this blog. I'm an international student from Malaysia now studying in the Northeast and this blog just has everything I need to satisfy my cravings for home cooked food. Gonna try them out this weekend!

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