Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Soy Bean and Sparerib Soup

My grandmother would always tell me to eat right, and not to consume too much fried food, chocolate, and definitely no caffeine. She’s always worrying that my body temperature will rise which is not good for the body. Chinese people believe that if the body temperature rises you can get all different kind of nasty problems like break outs, dried or crack lips, premature wrinkles, nose bleed, etch. I do not doubt what I’ve been told by my grandmother, so every once in a while I would make a pot of soup that has healing properties to help cool my body temperature.
I was going to make lotus root with spare ribs soup, but I ran out of red dates so I’m going to make soy bean soup with spare ribs instead.


2 Cups dried soy beans (soaked for 4-5 hours or overnight)
2 LB spareribs (par boiled)
3 Slices of ginger


The dried soy bean needs to get soaked for a few hours before it can be use, that’ll help speed up the cooking process a bit. It’s also best to parboil meat before making any kind of soup. This is to prevent gunk floating on the surface of the soup, and also allowing the soup to be clear instead of cloudy.

In a soup pot add spareribs, soaked beans, and ginger. Then add enough cold water to fill the pot, but do not fill all the way to the top.

On high heat bring soup to a boiled then reduce heat to medium low and cook for 30 minutes, then cover lid and reduce heat to low, cook for another 30 minutes.

Remove from heat and server hot.

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