Chayotes, Corn with Mushrooms in Pork Broth

by | Nov 28, 2009 | Soups for Children, Spring Soups, Summer Soups | 3 comments

Soup Name:

Chayotes, Corn with Mushrooms in Pork Broth

Chinese Name: 合掌瓜玉米茶樹菇豬骨湯 (hup jeung gwa yù mǐ cha shu gu zhū gǔ tāng)

This soup is neutral in nature and sweet to taste.

 

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A very simple, healthy and slightly sweet soup to make that is ideal for all seasons and weather.  The ingredients are all very neutral, although the mushrooms aren’t the easiest ingredients to find, but you’re welcome to used the dried version instead or other mushrooms such as shiitake mushrooms (or Chinese mushrooms) or shimeji mushrooms.

This soup is relatively neutral because of the pork bones, corn, and mushrooms.  The chayotes are slightly cooling, but in general, aren’t extremely cooling (like winter melon or other melons). 

You can learn more about cooling and warming ingredients in Chinese soups to help you design the soup you need for your personal conditions and balance, and weather!  

 

What’s involved?

Prep time: 30 mins

Cook time: 2 hours and 30 mins

Total time: 3 hour

Serves: 8 bowls

Ingredients

 

Cooking Instructions
  1. Pre-marinate the pork bones overnight with the salt (although this step is not necessary)
  2. Boil your soup water
  3. Blanch pork bones in a separate pot of boiling water
  4. Wash and soak mushrooms
  5. Wash, cut and cube chayotes and corn
  6. When the water boils, add all the ingredients together
  7. Boil on high for thirty minutes, reduce to a simmer boil for another 2 hours
  8. Serve!
Any benefits?
  • This soup is extremely easy to make and tasty
  • It is neutral, so the whole family can enjoy (including children)
  • Ideal for strengthening the stomach, spleen, and kidney
  • The mushrooms, chayote, and corn also make for great additions to the meal
  • This soup is great source of fiber
  • You can use this with chicken as well (as the protein)

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