Lotus Root and Peanuts with Pork Ribs Soup

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Author: Anita Jacobson




Prep Time: 2 hours

Cook Time: 1 hour 15 mins

Total Time: 3 hours 15 mins

Serves: 4


  • 500 gram (~ 1.1 lb.) pork spare ribs, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 section (about 400-500 gram / 1 lb.) fresh lotus root, peeled and cut into 1 cm (~ 1/2 inch) thick pieces
  • 200 gram (~ 7 oz.) dried peanut, soaked for at least 2 hours, washed and drained
  • 1 dried squid/cuttlefish, soaked for at least 30 minutes, washed and drained (Optional)
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 liter (8 cups) water
  • 2 tomatoes, cut each into quarters


  1. Boil a pot of water in a soup pot. Blanch pork for about 2 minutes. Drain the pork and discard the water.
  2. Return blanched pork to the soup pot, along with lotus root slices, peanuts, dried squid/cuttlefish (if using), salt, sugar, and water.
  3. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer, cover the pot with a lid, and simmer for 1 hour, or until the pork is fully cooked and the lotus root and peanut are tender but still crunchy.
  4. Add tomatoes and cook for another 15 minutes.

Another great recipe by https://dailycookingquest.com.