It has been raining almost all evening for over a month and the most welcome dish at the dinner table is a pot of boiling hot soup to warm the body after a hard day at work or in school.
This homey soup is one of the many soup dishes which I have prepared which was made easy with the use of the Thermal Cooker. There is a combination of ingredients [both protein and fibre] for this soup and the taste is awesome. The only seasoning is just some salt to taste.
1 section of lotus root - skin scrapped and sliced
200 gm lean meat or a section of meat from the pig leg - cut chunky pieces - blanched
3 stumps Eryngii mushrooms - cut wedges
9 red dates
1 small carrot - peeled and cut chunky pieces
30 gm peanuts - rinsed and soaked for several hours
1 small piece of dried cuttlefish - rinsed
3 pips of garlic with skin
salt to taste
- Bring water to boil in the inner pot with peanuts, dried cuttlefish and garlic for about 15 minutes.
- Add in the remaining ingredients. Bring to boil and simmer for about 20 minutes. Add in salt to taste. Cover pot, off heat and transfer to the outer pot, close the lid and leave to cook for 2 hours or until time to serve.
- Reheat soup till boiling before serving in individual bowls.