Lotus Root Soup with Pork Ribs & Red Dates. Lotus root in Chinese medicine is known to have many benefits like strengthening the bodies, dispelling heat and improving one’s appetite.
The first step is optional if you like your soup to have clear broth, as we are going to remove the peanut’s skin. Roughly remove the skin of the peanuts by rubbing it hard against each other. You can scoop a handful and rub your palm (holding the nuts) against each other and the skins will start to shed. Do this over a big bowl/container.
For Lotus Root Soup clean the pork ribs and scald in boiling water for 5 minutes. Discard the water and keep the ribs aside.
Heat up a soup pot over high heat. When boiling, submerge the pork ribs and the rest of the ingredients.
Bring to a boil, then reduce to medium heat and simmer the soup over low heat for 1 hour. Adjust the seasoning as required.