Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Pork Rib Soup with Sea Cucumbers



Sea cucumber is known to lower high blood pressure. Last week, my chef prepared this yummy and nutritious soup with pork ribs, sea cucumbers, fish balls, dried abalone and coriander.

To remove the raw odour of the sea cucumbers, my chef stir fried the sea cucumber [with chopped ginger and Shaoxing wine (or other Chinese cooking wine)] first before adding them into the soup.

You may like to refer to Y3K's interesting post about sea cucumbers.







16 comments:

Indrani said...

Food with medicinal value, I didn't know this.

btw, I intended to show the nest of a bird among those bananas.

MeL said...

I haven't tasted a sea cucumber before (or maybe I already did but never noticed). How does it taste? :)

lisaschaos said...

Interesting soup!

napaboaniya said...

One of my favourite seafood!! But it's a torture to wait days for it to soften submerge in water :(

p/s: Not my girl, my girl probably double that's little girl's age :P

Little Inbox said...

Kind of nuritious soup. :)

Dez said...

A must try to my mom who has a high blood! :)

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katztales said...

Can't help it: I don't like the texture of sea cucumber!

bluedreamer27 said...

i never had a chance to taste sea cucumber..how does it taste....
sounds interesting and yummy as well cuz i like sea foods
have a great blogging day dora

ZJ said...

Hi Dora, looks like its a tasty sea cucumber soup!! How lucky of you to have your chef prepare your food :)

Sue said...

Now that is different! I'd like to try it :)

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

very interesting!!!

Dora said...

indrani: oh i see. :)

mel & bluedreamer: Since it was treated with ginger and the wine, it has a combination of both tastes. If not treated, it will have some raw taste. I like to dip it in chilli & soy sauce. ;p

lisachaos & tiaras and tantrums: Ha ha. Esp when pork is mixed with a seafood.

napaboaniya: ć…ˆè‹ŠćŽç”œ!

little inbox: Yup. ;)

dez & sue: Enjoy!

katztales: My chef calls it "worm"....ha ha.

zj: Hee hee. I know some dishes also but too lazy to prepare. ;p

bluedreamer27 said...

oh yeah actually i mix most of the soup i ate with either soysause or fish sause and love it hehe

Dora said...

Oh...din try fish sauce since don't really like too "fishy" taste/smell. ;p

tigerfish said...

A lot of young pple don't like the slimy texture of sea cucumber. I belong to the older generation, apparently.

Dora said...

My chef loves it very much cos of the slimy texture too!