Carrot and Sweet Corn Soup with Barley and Pork Shank
Soup Name: Carrot and Sweet Corn Soup with Barley and Pork Shank
What Ingredients are required?
1 pound of fresh pork shank
3 large carrots
4-5 large dried dates
8 water chestnuts
2 fresh corn
80g of raw and ripe barley
2 litres of water
1 teaspoon of salt (to marinate the pork)
How do I prepare it?
Pre-marinate the pork overnight with the salt (although this step is not necessary)
Boil a separate pot of water to blanch the pork shank
Wash and chop carrots and corn
Boil your soup water
Wash and soak for 10 minutes the barley and honey dates
When your soup water is boiling, add all the ingredients together
Boil on high heat for 30 minutes and reduce to simmer for another 3 hours
Serve and enjoy!
Excellent source of carbohydrates
Ideal to dispel heatiness and body moisture
Dissolves phlegm and stimulates saliva secretion
Precaution taken for women who are menstruating and/or less than 3 months pregnant due to the cooling effects of the water chestnuts