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Watercress with Pork Ribs Soup

Watercress Soup Recipe

Watercress with Pork Ribs Soup Recipe

Watercress is packed with anti-oxidants and vitamins, and it is perfect for combating the

Serves: 2-3


  • 250g pork ribs
  • 1.3 litres water
  • 15 pitted red dates
  • 200g watercress ends trimmed, then roughly cut
  • 1 tbsp wolfberries soaked in a small bowl of water until puffy; drained
  • salt to taste


  1. Blanch pork ribs in boiling water for about 5 minutes, to remove the scum so that you have clear soup later.
  2. In a large soup pot, add blanched pork ribswater, red dates and watercress. Bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer (with lid partially closed) for about 40 minutes.
  3. Five minutes before you turn off the flame, add the soaked wolfberries. Season with salt. For best results, keep the soup warm in a thermal pot for a few hours before serving.

- You can substitute pork ribs with chicken, or a combination of chicken and pork.

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42 Responses to “Watercress with Pork Ribs Soup”

  1. iwanttomakethisbutamcurious — September 30, 2012 @ 7:46 am

    hello this looks delicious! id love to make this however i have a question please: after questioning what wolfberries were and discovering they are simply gojiberries, to me this would seem the soup is going to have a sweet taste! if i like can i leave out the seemingly-to-me sweet dates and the berries and do a simple pork bone and watercress soup? i would flavor with salt only . . if this soup is not sweet at all please tell me and i will go ahead and try anyways!

    is this something i could accomplish with tasty results, a simple pork bone and watercress soup? your thoughts please :)



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