Refreshing
Fish Maw & Pork Soup

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Ingredients:

  • 250gs Pork Scotch cut, or pork tail bone
  • 75g dried fish maw
  • 3 -5 big dried mushroom
  • 1 piece dried whelk
  • 3 pieces honey jujube
  • Small handful of dried gojiberries
  • 1 clove of ginger, sliced

Directions:

  • Prepare the fish maw overnight as instructions on website.
  • Then soak mushroom, whelk, and honey jujube in water for a minimum of 30 minutes. Squeeze out excess water from mushrooms.
  • This is a crucial step to prepare Chinese soups involving meat. This is to remove any unpleasant bloody odours and the unsightly brown film that arises from the meat. In a small saucepot, add pork and a couple slices of ginger and fill with water. Bring to boiling, until the outer sides of the meat have turned white and the bones (if any) have ceased bleeding, 3-4 minutes.
  • Remove the pork and give it a quick rinse under the tap.
  • Now, add fish maw and the pork, remaining ginger slices, and the rest of the ingredients to a large pot. Fill with 8 cups of water. Cover pot and bring to boil, then lower heat to a simmer for 2 hours.
  • The soup should appear brown and send off a lovely aroma that smells of the fresh ocean, and luxury and fortunate.
  • Serve in bowls and season with salt to taste.
  • The pork is meltingly tender, the fish maw is delicious after absorbing the ingredients flavours.