Soup Name: Corn with Ham in Turkey Broth Traditional Chinese Name: 玉米火腿火雞湯 (yù mǐ huǒ tuǐ huǒ jī tāng) Introduction:
A simple, delicious and easy to make soup with readily available ingredients from your supermarket. It’s healthy with minimal fat and the kids devoured it!
Ingredients: 2-3 turkey legs 3 fresh corn 10 slices of fresh ham 4 honey dates 2-3 L of water How do I prepare it In a pot, add water and honey dates and bring to a boil Rinse and de-bone turkey legs Rinse corn and using a sharp knife, slice the corn off the cob by holding the corn upright (optional – but my kids love to eat the pieces of corn floating in the soup) Rinse ham in warm water and slice into edible pieces When your soup water boils, add all the ingredients together Boil on high for 30 minutes and reduce simmer for about an hour (this is to let the turkey meat soften and release flavors) Serve and enjoy! Any benefits? Easy to make and delicious Quick soup that requires little preparation Excellent source of protein Turkey thighs are a low fat meat that is high in Vitamin B’s Any precautions? Ingredient Name: Ham (Fresh) Traditional Chinese Name: 火腿(Huǒ tuǐ) What is this? The processed or cured thigh (or rump) of the pig Ham is common to many cultures and is prepared differently in each culture Also known as gammon in other parts of the world How do I prepare it? Where can I buy this? What is the cost? Ham costs varies depending on the type of ham, but your average store bought ham costs around $2-3 CAD for 5-6 slices In Hong Kong, imported Ham costs around $30-40 HKD Any benefits?
Pork contains many nutrients (including 6 essential vitamins)
It is a good source of iron, zinc, Vitamin B6 and protein
It is said to be a healthier red meat substitute over beef
Can be used immediately and directly in soup (or even as a garnish) Any precautions? References: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ham Soup Name: Bok Choy with Chinese Ham in Pork Broth Traditional Chinese Name: 菜乾火腿湯 ( cài gān huǒ tuǐ tāng) Introduction: One of the best smelling Chinese soups I have ever made. It is deliciously sweet and extremely beneficial to the lungs with it’s perfect combination of Chinese herbs that target to moisturize, heal, cleanse the lungs. The dried bok choy and preserved Chinese ham are a great and common Cantonese combination for soups. 1 pound of fresh pork shank 3 large carrots 2 fresh corn 50 g of dried bok choy 100 g of Chinese preserved ham
1/8 of a
luo han guo 1 piece of dried tangerine peel 20 g of 1 tablespoon of apricot kernals rice beans 4 honey dates 1 Codonopsis Pilosula Root (5 g) 3 g of wind weed rhizome 3 g of root bark of White Mulberry 2-3 L of water How do I prepare it Blanch fresh pork shank in a pot of boiling water Boil your soup water Prepare carrots and corn by cutting into edible pieces Rinse well in warm water the dried bok choy and all of the additives (other ingredients) When water boils, add all the ingredients together Boil on high for 30 minutes and reduce to simmering for another 1.5 hours Serve and enjoy! Any benefits? Great for healing, aiding and cleansing the lungs Ideal for relieving cough symptoms Helps remove some heatiness Any precautions? Considered a cooling soup, so women who are less than 3 months pregnant should take caution People who also can’t take too cooling soups should drink less (or avoid) Ingredient Name: Preserved Chinese ham, Preserved ham, Preserved Chinese pork, Yunnan Ham Traditional Chinese Name: 雲腿 (yún tuǐ) or 火腿 (huǒ tuǐ) What is this? How do I prepare it? Where can I buy this?
Most supermarkets sell this pre-packaged
What is the cost? Any benefits? Any precautions? Use in moderation (due to the high amount of sodium) Purchase your ham from a reputable source Any additional information? Store in a cool, dry place Good for up to 6 months if stored in the refrigerator and less if not (they are usually marked with an expiry date)