Sunday, May 20, 2012

Weekend Menu # 28: In recovery stage

It has been 2 weeks now.  I am still recovering from my sickness.  Cough and flu.  It is like a roller coaster,  one day I were fine and the next day I had a "froggy" voice and coughed non stop.  Probably having too much of "good food" lately.  Lol! Same story goes with the kids but they are getting better. 

MIL suggested that I should cook more herbal soup to nourish my body.  Good idea since I have not been cooking much soups lately.  Suddenly have the craving for foo chuk (dried beancurd skin), so the idea of stewed foo chuk and pork rib soup comes into my mind.

Have some leftover Shiitake mushrooms and dried dates in the shelf, so I used them up for this nourishing soup of mine.  First time cooking this soup and it turns out heavenly.  I got 2 thumbs up.  One from my staff and another from hubby!  *wink*

Stewed Foo Chuk and Pork Ribs soup

Pork ribs chopped into smaller bites
3 sticks of dried foo chuk, soak in warm water for a hour or so till soften.  Cut into smaller size
5  - 8 dried dates, soak and rinse
5 - 10 dried shiitake mushrooms, soak, rinse and cut into smaller pieces
Few slices of ginger
Garlic bulbs (optional)
Salt to taste

1. Washing and rinsing the pork ribs.
2. In cooking pot or slow cooker, bring water to boil.  Add in the pork ribs.  When the foams start to form on the surface, spoon them away. 
3. Add in all the other ingredients except salt.  Let it simmer for 2 hours till pork ribs soften.
4. Turn off the flame and add salt to taste. Give the soup a stir before serving.


wenn said...

simple yet nutritious..

suituapui said...

Try cordyceps in capsules - available from Chinese medical stores. Get the good quality ones RM90 a bottle. I took two days - fully recovered...and I keep taking as it is also good for general well-being.

Dav DiDi said...

i never thought of dried dates with foo chuk .. hhmm... will try this combination next time ..usually i combine with mushrooms

Sheoh Yan said...

If you like pumpkin, you can boil pumpkin, red dates and port meat. I cooked that yesterday. It tasted really nice.

Coffee Girl said...

Yummy! simple food is always the best when ur feeling under the weather. Hope you're ok now.