I bookmarked this recipe straightaway when I saw it on My Taste His Taste. Pork and apple is a Western classic combo, but in Chinese soups?! It does sound...weird. It is apparently a common homemade Chinese soup dish, a great cooling soup and is great for soothing the lungs.
The flavour of this soup really depends on what type or how big the apples are. The original recipe calls for 4 apples but I used 3 instead as the apples I used were quite large and I was afraid that the soup would be too sweet. So remember to adjust accordingly to your taste. The soup is on the sweet side, use less apples if you prefer it to be less sweet. We really enjoyed the sweet and savoury flavours of the soup, definitely a keeper!
Apple Pork Ribs Soup 苹果猪骨汤Printable recipe
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 45 mins
Yield: serves 4
- 500 g pork ribs
- 6 dried red dates 红枣
- 3 medium sized apples (I used pink lady)
- 1 onion
- 1 dried honey date 蜜枣
- 1.5 L water
- 1 tsp salt (more or less to taste)
- Blanch pork ribs. [Place pork ribs into a large pot, add enough water to cover. Bring to boil. Once water comes to a boil, remove from heat, drain and wash.]
- Place all ingredients into a pot and cook under pressure for about 40 mins. [Or simmer on low heat for 1 1/2 to 2 hrs)
- Season to taste with salt.