Papaya and Peanuts in Pork Broth

Papaya and Peanuts in Pork Broth

Papaya and Peanuts in Pork Broth

Soup Name:

Papaya and Peanuts in Pork Broth

Traditional Chinese Name:

木瓜花生豬骨湯 (mù gua huā shēng zhū gǔ tāng)

This soup is slightly warming in nature and sweet to taste.

 

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My mother-in-law made this soup one day and it was so simply brilliant, that I tried it myself. I am a fan of boiled peanuts and papaya is a neutrally healthy fruit to add to soups. You can use either unripe red papayas or green papayas. The red papayas are definitely sweeter, but you need to use the unripe ones so they don’t disintegrate too badly in the soup. The green papayas aren’t as sweet, but have a lingering sweet taste that’s quite delicious in itself. I loaded in the peanuts and eat them as a meal – yum!

What’s involved?

Prep time: 10 mins

Cook time: 1 hour 30 mins

Total time: 1 hours 40 mins

Serves: 6 bowls

Ingredients
  • 100g raw peanuts
  • 2 raw green papayas
  • 1 pound of fresh pork shank
  • 10 large dried dates
  • 2 L of water
Cooking Instructions
  1. Start boiling your soup water in a large pot (thermal ideal)
  2. In a smaller pot, bring enough water to cover the pork shank to a boil and blanch the pork for 5 minutes in the boiling water, remove when done
  3. Cut the papayas into large cubes
  4. When your soup water boils, add all the ingredients together
  5. Boil on medium heat for 30 minutes (ensuring a constant boil)
  6. Reduce heat to a low boil for another 1 hour (or place into thermal pot)
  7. Serve and enjoy!
Any benefits?
  • This soup is perfect for the whole family and can be made with readily available ingredients
  • You can substitute peanuts for walnuts or chestnuts, both adding a nutty, earthy and crunchy texture to the soup
  • Green papaya won’t disintegrate as easily as red papaya and is packed full of vitamins A, C, E and fiber
  • Green papayas are also amazing for strengthening the spleen and lungs

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Soup Name: Papaya Pork Soup

Chinese Name: 木瓜湯 (mù gua tāng)

Introduction:

Putting fruit into Chinese soups adds a wonderful sweetness and texture.   Papaya is commonly used in either fish or pork-based soups.   This is a simple papaya pork soup that is quick and simple to make and great for children.  My own kids love to eat the soft and warm papaya fruit directly from the soup so this has become a common, nutritious soup we can make quickly and know they will enjoy.

What Ingredients are required?

How do I prepare it?

  1. Soak the apricot kernels and dried scallops in room temperature water for 30 minutes
  2. Peel and remove the seeds from the papaya and cut into large cubes
  3. Boil your soup water
  4. Blanch pork shank in a separate pot of boiling water
  5. Add in the above ingredients and bring to a boil
  6. Simmer for at least one hour until pork if soft
  7. Serve and enjoy!

Any benefits?

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  • Simple to make


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Papaya and Snow Fungus Chinese Dessert

Papaya and Snow Fungus Chinese Dessert

Soup Name:

Papaya and Snow Fungus Chinese Dessert (or sweet soup)

Traditional Chinese Name:

木瓜雪耳糖水 (mù gua xuě ěr táng shuǐ)

A traditional Chinese sweet soup (or sweet dessert) that is restores and cleans your body from impurities.  It is said to be great for balancing skin tone and is moisturizing for the body.  Extremely easy to make and is already naturally sweet from the Papayas.

What’s involved?

Prep time: 30 mins

Cook time: 2 hours

Total time: 2 hours 30 mins

Serves: 2 cups

Ingredients

Cooking Instructions

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  2. Start boiling your soup water
  3. Using scissors (or knife) cut enlarged snow fungus into edible sizes
  4. Wash and remove seeds from papaya.  Cut into edible cubes
  5. When water boils, add all ingredients together
  6. Boil on medium-high heat for at least 30 minutes (or until snow fungus is at desired softness)
  7. Serve and enjoy!

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Introduction:
A simple and extremely sweet soup that is ideal for relieving symptoms of cough and sore throat.  It also brings moisture to the body and is highly rich in Vitamin C and Beta Carotene.  Ideal for children and pregnant woman, it’s a family favourite.

What Ingredients are required?

1 pound of fresh pork shank
1 whole fresh papaya (red meat)
15 whole raw chestnuts
1 fresh lily bulb (or dried)

How do I prepare it?

  1. Boil a separate pot of water to blanch the pork shank
  2. When water is boiling, add in chopped pork shank and boil on high heat for 5 minutes
  3. Strain and set aside
  4. In another pot of water, add chestnuts and boil for 8-10 minutes
  5. Take chestnuts off stove and strain of water.  With gloves, peel chestnuts while still hot (the peel should fall off)
  6. Boil your soup water
  7. Wash and cube papaya
  8. Wash lily bulb in warm water
  9. When your soup water boils, add all the ingredients together
  10. Boil on high heat for 30 minutes, reduce to a medium boil for another 1 hour.
  11. Serve and enjoy!

Any benefits?

  • A naturally sweet soup that is ideal for all drinkers
  • Excellent source of Vitamin C and Beta Carotene
  • Helps with cough symptoms
  • Papaya is a digestive aid

Any precautions?

  • None, enjoy!