Dear friends, 😀
Further to my posting earlier on the health benefits of the Burdock Root ===> CLICK HERE , I thought I would show some pictures of my Burdock Root soup as well as give you a simple recipe for it.
A Large Bowl Of Hearty, Nutritious, Detoxifying Burdock Root Soup 😀
Ingredients in picture above (clockwise) – serves 6 persons
500 gm pork ribs (or chicken) – marinated in a tbsp of soy sauce and 1/2 tsp salt
sliced burdock root (about 3 ft long when uncut, if the taste is too strong, reduce this the next time)
1 /2 cups of dried Chinese red dates
1/2 cup of wolfberries
1 carrot, sliced
2 dried honey dates
4 litres of water
Salt and white pepper to taste
Bring water to boil in a large pot. Put in all ingredients and bring to a boil again. Skim off any scum that rises to the surface.
Lower to small heat and simmer for 4 hours. If using a slow cooker, you need to simmer for 6-8 hours and use lesser water.
This soup is very sweet with a very slight tinge of bitterness from the burdock root. I served the soup with rice and other dishes during dinner, or you may just like to have this soup on its own on a cold, wintry day. Be prepared to visit the bathroom frequently after drinking this soup as it is diuretic in nature but this actually helps to remove toxins from your body. Just remember to drink more water to replenish your body fluids. 😉
Later, I will post a recipe called Chicken Stew with Burdock Root and I will give you both the Chinese and Japanese versions of it (I cooked the Chinese one for my family last week and it was delicious!) 😀
Have a wonderful weekend!
With peace and joy,