Chinese Black Bean Soup

In search of healthy soup recipes for my family, I found this chinese black bean soup recipe which I've been wanting to try. The appearance may not be inviting or tempting because of the monotone dark colors but this nutritious soup is definitely a must-try. The black beans or also known as turtle beans (because of their hard, shell-like look) have a dense, meaty taste similar to mushrooms.

Chinese Black Bean Soup is also a popular tonic soup for pregnant ladies or during confinement. It is rich in antioxidants and nourishes the blood. You may replace the pork ribs with black chicken which has more nutritional values when cooking for pregnant ladies or new moms.

Black beans are classified as legumes and like other legumes, such as peanuts, peas, and lentils, black beans are regard highly for their high protein and fiber content. They also contain several important vitamins and minerals that helps maintaining healthy bones, lowering blood pressure, managing diabetes, warding off heart disease, preventing cancer, helps in healthy digestion and weight loss.

A bowl of hearty Chinese Black Bean Soup

Prep Time  : 60 mins
Cook Time : 210 mins
Total Time : 4 hours 30 mins
Serves       : 3 - 4 pax

300g pork ribs
2 pcs chicken feet (optional)
200g black beans
5 pcs dried red dates
2 pcs dried honey dates
2 pcs thick slices ginger (bruised)
2.5ℓ water
Salt to taste

For blanching
3-4 pcs thick slices ginger
1 stalk spring onions

1. Soak black beans in cold water for 1 hour. Drain and set aside.

2. In a small pot of water, add ginger and spring onions. Bring the pot to a boil and blanch pork ribs for 10 minutes to remove impurities and "porky smell". Discard the water and wash the pork ribs briefly under running tap water.

3. In a big pot, add the blanched pork ribs and the rest of the ingredients, and bring to a boil over high heat.

4. Reduce to medium high heat and let simmer for 15 minutes. After that, reduce to low heat and let simmer for 3 hours or until the black beans is soft.

● Soaking black beans helps remove some of the oligosaccharides that cause gastrointestinal distress.

● If you are using frozen pork ribs, it is essential to do Step 1 because the "porky smell" will transfer to the beans later.

● You may replace pork ribs with chicken carcass, if you like.

Make this recipe? Don't forget to snap a photo of it and tag #msyummyliciousrecipe on social media! I would love to see them! Enjoy my recipe!

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